Construction Site Best Practice – Fire Management

Construction Site Best Practice - Fire Management
Construction Site Best Practice - Fire Management

Construction Site Best Practice – Fire Management

Date Published

1 November 2023

Document Type

Category

Author

Edinburgh Napier University
Summary

Exposed timber members during construction – when active protection measures are not yet functional – presents a fire risk on building sites.

Figures from the UK’s Home Office indicate around 300 fires occur on construction sites every year. While there are risks for all forms of construction, the presence of significant amounts of unprotected timber means additional risk assessment and fire mitigation measures should be taken.

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