FAQ

Frequently asked questions

  • When do I receive a hot work certificate?

The participants will wait for their hot work certificates for approximately 2-3 weeks from the date of the course. The certificates are sent with registered letters to the addresses specified by the participants.

  • Can I obtain a temporary certificate of completing the hot work course?

Yes, you can obtain a temporary certificate documenting your participation in the course and passed examination. The temporary certificate enables starting employment in the hot work sector while awaiting the hot work certificate. The temporary certificate might be issued in Polish, English or Norwegian language.

  • How do I make a payment for hot work training and certificate?

You can pay by bank transfer or cash at the day of the training.

  • Can I receive an invoice?

Yes, we issue VAT invoices to companies. Natural persons receive cash register receipts.

  • How long is a hot work certificate valid?

Hot work certificates are temporary certificates. The certificate period is 5 years. This means that an employee performing hot work should undergo hot work training every 5 years.

  • Is the Norwegian hot work certificate valid in other Scandinavian countries?

Yes, the Norwegian hot work certificate is valid not only in Norway, but also in other Scandinavian countries, i.e. Sweden, Denmark and Finland. The Norwegian hot work certificate complies with all the requirements set by insurance companies and fire protection associations of all the other Scandinavian countries.

  • Can I receive a duplicate of hot work certificate?

Yes, any person who has undergone training over the past 5 years might apply for issuing a duplicate of the certificate. 

  • Are the practical fire extinguisher exercises always an obligatory element of the course?

No, if the course participant submits a certificate cofirming that they have undergone manual fire extinguisher training during the past 2 years to the instructor, they do not need to undergo the practical part of the course. 

  • Where is hot work training organised?

Hot work training might be conducted at various locations all around Poland, or even Europe, at the client's request. If you represent an organised group and wish to have a training conducted for you at a specific time and location convenient to you, please contact us to arrange the details.

  • Who is a fire guard? 

A fire guard (Nor. brannvakt) must accompany employees engaged in hot works as it is not possible to use preventive measures that completely eliminate the risk of fire. The fire guard should stop hot works immediately if they notice fire or circumstances which indicate that hot works pose a high threat of fire. The fire guard also needs to hold a hot work certificate. A fire guard must be present at the workplace during hot works, in breaks between hot works and at least one hour after finishing hot works.

  •  When does an employee counducting hot works in Scandinavia need a hot work certficate?

An employee needs to hold a hot work certificate if the works are to be performed at locations, where fire hazard occurs. Such workplaces might include various flammable materials or cavities in fire barriers. This means that hot works used in most cases of construction, repair, installation or maintenance works will require a hot work certificate. Hot work certificate is not necessary if hot works are performed at permanent, specifically adapted premises, where such works constitute a part of the facility's everyday operations (such as a welding workshop). Such premises should be separated from premises, where other works are conducted and should make up a separate, enclosed fire area. The premises assigned for hot works should have non-flammable surfaces.