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If you are looking to work in a high-temperature environment, then you will need to complete a Hot Work License Nyc Form. This form is used to ensure that workers in high-temperature environments have the necessary training and certification to safely complete their job. By completing this form, you will be able to work in any hot work environment in New York City. The process of completing this form is simple, and can be completed online in just a few minutes. Be sure to submit your application as soon as possible, as spaces for these licenses are limited.

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FIRE DEPARTMENT ● CITY OF NEW YORK

STUDY MATERIAL FOR THE

CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS EXAMINATION FOR

TORCH USE OF FLAMMABLE GASES

G-60

(old G-95, G-33, G-38)

Note: This G-60 Certificate of Fitness DOES NOT include the TORCH USE IN MANUFACTURE OF JEWELRY. For TORCH USE IN MANUFACTURE OF JEWELRY, please ask for G-61 Certificate of Fitness.

©05/2011 New York City Fire Department - All rights reserved ®

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENT

 

NOTICE OF EXAMINATION

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STUDY MATERIAL AND TEST DECRIPTION

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INTRODUCTION

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DEFINITIONS

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PART 1. GAS TORCH EQUIPMENT

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1.1

Blowtorch (Air-fuel) and Oxy-fuel Torch

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1.1.1 Blowtorch (Air-fuel torch or single tank torch)

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1.1.2

Oxy-fuel Torch

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1.2

Different Use of Gas Torches

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1.2.1

Welding and cutting

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1.2.2

Brazing and Soldering

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1.2.3 Other heavy duty application

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PART 2. TORCH (HOT WORK) OPERATION

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2.1

Responsible Person and Pre-Hot Work Check

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2.2

Designated Hot Work Area

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2.3

Fire Watch

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2.3.1 Special Regulations of Fire Watch in the Torch-applied Roof System

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2.4

Personal Protection

18

2.5

Gas Torch Operation Precautions

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2.6

Guidelines for Using an Oxygen-fuel Torch

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2.6.1 Set Up an Oxy-Fuel Torch

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2.6.2 Turn On an Oxy-Fuel Torch

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2.6.3 Turn Off an Oxy-Fuel Torch

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2.6.4 Special Precautions for Using Oxy-fuel Equipment

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2.7

General Guidelines for Using a Blowtorch

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2.7.1 Set Up a Blowtorch

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2.7.2 Turn On a Blowtorch

23

2.7.3 Turn Off a Blowtorch

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2.8

Common Problems Occur With Torch Operations

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2.8.1

Backfire

24

2.8.2

Flashback

24

2.8.3

Check for Leaks

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PART 3. COMPRESSED GAS CONTAINER

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3.1

Handling, Use, and Storage of Compressed Gas

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3.1.1

General Guidance

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3.1.2

Related Equipment

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3.1.3 Moving Compressed Gas Containers

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3.1.4

Storing Containers

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3.2

Handling and Use of Acetylene Gas

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PART 4. PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

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4.1

Operation Instructions for a Fire Extinguisher

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4.2

Fire Extinguishers

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4.3

Typical Fire Extinguishers

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4.4

Fire Extinguisher Inspections

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NOTICE OF EXAMINATION

Title:

Examination for Certificate of Fitness for Torch Use of Flammable

 

Gases (G-60).

Date of Test:

Written tests are conducted Monday through Friday (except legal

 

holidays) 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

1.Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

2.Applicants must have a reasonable understanding of the English language.

3.Applicants must present a letter of recommendation from his/her employer. The letter must be on official letterhead, and must state the applicant’s full name, character, physical conditions, experience, and address of premises where applicant will be employed.

4.Applicants must present two (2) forms of satisfactory identification i.e., driver’s license, passport, vehicle registration, library card, or equivalent.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Application Fees: $25.00 for originals and $15.00 for renewals. The fee may

be paid by credit card (no debit), in cash, money order, or personal check payable to New York City Fire Department. The $25.00 fee must be payable by all applicants prior to taking the Certificate of Fitness test. Application forms are available at the Public Certification Unit, 1st floor, 9 Metro Tech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

TEST INFORMATION

Test:The test will be of the written, multiple choice type. A passing score of at least 70% is required in order to secure a Certificate of Fitness. Call 718-999-1988, or 2504 for additional information and forms.

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STUDY MATERIAL AND TEST DECRIPTION

About the Study Material

This study material will help you prepare for the examination for the Certificate of Fitness for torch use of flammable gases. The study material includes information taken from the Fire Prevention Code of the Bureau of Fire Prevention. This study material consists of 4 parts. The exam covers the entire booklet and any tables. It will not be provided to you during the test. It is critical that you read and understand this booklet to help increase your chance of passing this exam. The study material does not contain all of the information you need to know to work with a torch. It is your responsibility to become familiar with all applicable rules and regulations of the City of New York, even if they are not covered in this study material. You need to be familiar with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 51B, and Fire Code Chapter 26, Chapter 35, and Chapter 38 which regulate the torch use of flammable gases in order to adequately prepare for the exam.

About the Test

All questions on the Certificate of Fitness examination are of the multiple choice type with four alternative answers to each question. Only one answer is most correct for each question. If you do not answer a question, or if you mark more than one alternative your answer will be scored as incorrect. A score of 70% is required on the examination in order to qualify for the Certificate of Fitness. Read each question carefully before marking your answer. There is no penalty for guessing.

Sample Questions

1.Who was the first President of the United States?

(A)George Jefferson.

(B)George Washington

(C)Bill Clinton.

(D)Barack H. Obama.

The correct answer is "B". You would press "B" on your computer terminal.

2.The city in the United States referred to as The Big Apple is:

(A)Los Angeles.

(B)Buffalo.

(C)Florida.

(D)New York.

The correct answer is "D". You would press "D" on your computer terminal.

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INTRODUCTION

This document outlines New York City Fire Department regulations for welding, cutting and other torch and hot work operations and equipment. Hot work processes are a necessary part of much construction work and industrial work. However, the improper use is often a major cause of fire and it can result in loss of life and property.

Certificate of Fitness

According with the FDNY regulations, a G-60 Certificate of Fitness is needed for conducting any of the following torch operations:

1.An oxygen-fuel torch using any amount of oxygen and flammable gas -Exception:

Torch operations using oxygen container and piped natural gas for jewelry manufacture may be performed by a person without a C of F, but must be under the personal supervision of a Certificate of Fitness holder. The Certificate of Fitness holder must regulate the pressure and flow of oxygen and natural gas to each torch.

However, if the torch operator for jewelry manufacture involves any oxygen with any fuel gas containers, the operator must be a C of F holder.

2.Any torch operation for torch-applied roof systems.

The Certificate of Fitness holder must keep the Certificates of Fitness upon his or her person or otherwise readily available for inspection by any representative of the Department, at all times while conducting or supervising the material, operation or facility for which the certificate is required.

Hot Work Permit

Permits issued by the FDNY are required to conduct the following hot work :

(1)storing, using or handling oxygen and a flammable gas, or

(2)storing, using or handling any flammable gas (e.g. LPG or CNG or acetylene) in excess of 400 SCF.

or

(3)storing, using or handling any oxidizing gas (e.g. oxygen) in excess of 504 SCF.

For LPG, 400 SCF is approximately 47 lbs. The following table lists the number of LPG containers for the storage, use, handling or transportation, requiring a permit. This permit will be issued by the Fire Commissioner after the location has been inspected and approved as acceptable for such practices.

LPG Container Capacity

Number of Containers Requiring Permit

14.1 oz

54

16.4 oz

46

20 lbs

3

33.5 lbs

2

40 lbs

2

100 lbs

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Portable LPG containers that are more than 16.4 oz must not stored, handled, or used indoors in the following occupancies (as defined in the Building code): residential occupancies, factory and industrial occupancies; educational occupancies; institutional occupancies, except as the commissioner may authorize by rule.

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Example of LPG container with a capacity of 20 lbs

Example of LPG container with a capacity of 100 lbs

Types of FDNY Permits

(1) Site-specific permit

Such permit authorizes the permit holder to store, handle, or use flammable gases, or conduct a torch operation at a specific premises or location. A site-specific permit may be a permanent permit or a temporary permit. Permanent permits are valid for 12 months only. Every permits or renewal shall require an inspection and shall expire after twelve months. Temporary permit may be valid from one day to 12 months depends on the construction /operation need. For example, a one-week temporary permit may be issued to a construction job which only takes one week. Normally, a hot work operation (e.g. construction site or hot work repair) is issued a temporary permit.

Example of a permanent FDNY permit

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Example of a temporary FDNY permit

This temporary permit is valid for 7 months.

(2) Citywide permit

A city-wide permit is valid up to 30 days, and all gas containers must be removed from the site at the end of each workday. A new application must be submitted if a single job will last more than 30 days.

Permits for Citywide Hot Work Operations

1.Each vehicle used to transport torches and containers of oxygen and flammable gas for use in citywide hot work operations must be inspected by a Department representative at the Bureau of Fire Prevention’s hazardous cargo vehicle inspection facility prior to the issuances of a permit for citywide hot work operations.

2.A city-wide permit is valid up to 30 days. A site-specific citywide permit must be obtained for any hot work operations that are conducted for more than 30 days.

3.A separate permit must be applied for the storage of oxygen or flammable gas at a work site.

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All permits are not transferable, and any change in occupancy, operation, tenancy or ownership requires that a new permit be issued. The Certificate of Fitness holder is responsible for making sure that all fire safety regulations and procedures are obeyed on the premises. Permits shall be readily available on the premise for inspection by Fire

Department representatives.

Hot Work Authorization (Hot Work Program Permit)

A hot work program authorization bearing the signature of the responsible person must be obtained for any project conducted on a premises involving hot work operations by the person in charge of such hot work operations. Hot work authorization should be issued by the responsible person and it must be available for inspection by any representative of the department during the performance of the work, and for 48 hours after the work is complete. An example of a hot work program permit is shown below.

The operation of gas torches is required to comply with the following FDNY code and rule sections:

Welding and Other Hot Work: [FC Chapter 26]

Flammable Gases: : [FC Chapter 35]

Liquefied petroleum gases: [FC Chapter 38]

Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting and Other Hot Work: [NFPA 51B, 2003 edition]

Portable Space Heaters Fueled By Piped Natural Gas at Construction Sites [Rule 1403-01]

Use of Oxygen and a Flammable Gas in Citywide Hot Work Operations [Rule 2605- 01]

Piped Natural Gas and Oxygen Consuming Devices and Installations [Rule 2609-01]

Acetylene [Rule 3501-01]

Compressed Natural Gas [Rule 3507-01]

Liquefied Petroleum Gases [Rule 3809-01]

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HOT WORK AUTHORIZATION PERMIT

Note: This authorization applies only to this job, and in the area specified during the date and time noted.

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Hot Work Performed By:

Employee

Contractor

| Off-hours

Authorization #

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employee /

 

 

 

Contractors Name:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supervisor / Foreman Name:

 

 

 

Supervisor / Foreman - On-site emergency contact phone number:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location: Building address, room # and/or area of work .

 

Permit Start Date: ________________ Permit Start Time: ______________

 

 

 

 

 

___________________________________________________________

Permit Stop Date: ________________ Permit Stop Time: ______________

___________________________________________________________

Comments: ___________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOT WORK ACTIVITY

ARC WELDING

SOLDERING

GRINDING

BRAZING

USING OXYGEN AND A FLAMMABLE GAS (FDNY PERMIT)

MAPP WELDING

WELDING

CUTTING

NON-FIRE WORK

OTHER:___________________________________

All hot work activities must be conducted by FDNY Certificate of Fitness holders. Certificate holders shall be responsible for keeping such certificate upon his/her person or otherwise readily available for inspection.

Torch Operator:

Certificate #:

Exp Date:

Fire Guard:

Certificate #:

Exp Date:

ACCEPTANCE BY THE RESPONSIBLE PERSON FOR HOT WORK

I certify that all applicable codes, procedures, regulations, rules, pre-checks and safety precautions will be followed for as long as the hot work authorization is effective.

Name:

______________________________________________

Employee

Contractor

Signature:

______________________________________________

Date:

DESIGNATED TO AUTHORIZE THE PERFORMANCE OF HOT WORK

Name:

Signature:

Time:

Date:

Fire alarm precautions taken

YES

N/A Type: ________________________

______________________________________________________________________

Pre-hot work check completed:

YES

FDNY permit required to conduct hot work?

YES

N/A

This authorization shall be available for inspection by any representative of the fire department during the performance of the work and for 48 hours after the work is complete.

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