The Health and Safety Executive have published the third edition of its Fire Safety in Construction document. This edition contains guidance explaining the need to eliminate, and or mitigate fire risks during the design phase and is aimed at all those involved with construction projects who procure, design, develop and manage construction sites including clients and designers.
The main changes to this guidance relate to elimination and or reduction of fire risks at the pre-construction stage as required by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. There is also an added glossary.
Each year there are estimated to be hundreds of fires on construction sites, potentially putting the lives of workers and members of the public at risk. Fire Safety in Construction is about eliminating fire risks during the design phase (where predictable), preventing fires from starting and ensuring peoples safety if they do.
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