Heta Arbeten® is a qualifying course for professions in which flammable hot work – methods and tools that can generate heat and sparks – is carried out in a temporary workplace.
The total cost of claims relating to fires directly caused by hot work has fallen by around 75% since the Heta Arbeten® certification was introduced in the 1990s. The concept Heta Arbeten® is the biggest risk-prevention measure against fire taken in Sweden over the past 30 years. One of the consequences of not being certified in the event of an accident is less compensation from insurance companies. Just over 77,000 hot-work operatives were certified in 2017.