was waiting on a hot work permit to begin his demo of a 42” condenser water
pipe. He decided to do some housekeeping
while waiting and was removing a piece of heat trace that was wrapped around
the piping to the pump. The diagonal cutters needed were lying on the other
side of the pump. When he retrieved his cutters he stepped over another piece
of heat trace on his way back. He decided to cut it while he was on that side
of the pump. He didn’t know that piece of heat trace wasn’t the same as what he
had been cutting previously.
Factors to consider
at your site or on your project include, but are not limited to, the following:
heat trace was disconnected by one company and removed by another.
the pre-planning phase of the project, the mechanical company and the
electrical company did not communicate their job scopes to each other.
is to be done as the work progresses.