The City of Saratoga Springs has adopted new protocols for Hot Work Permitting for any work that occurs within its City-owned buildings consistent with its insurer's protocols. Hot work activities have the potential to cause fires and personal injury. To mitigate these risks; hot work permits are required prior to any such work. The safety protocols provided herein are to be followed by City employees engaged in hot work and any vendors hired under contract by the City to perform work that may be governed by this policy. These standards have been developed to reflect the City’s insurance company’s standards for Hot Work Permitting. Both employees and contractors are required to keep the necessary paperwork required by OSHA when conducting such activity. The City Hot Work Permit System shall be governed by the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Public Works as is practicable and pertinent.