Fire safety during construction
Fire safety during construction is of the utmost importance and Warringtonfires engaged experts can help you achieve this.
Our team have the necessary experience of the fire safety issues that can arise during construction and therefore can recommend the most cost-effective solutions.
During this phase, the site is a workplace for many people, and unlike the completed building, the final fire safety systems would not be complete. This can be relevant to all sites, but would be particularly relevant to high rise buildings and sites that are partially occupied – either due to phased occupation or extensions and renovations of existing sites.
Fire can be devastating, putting workers lives at risk and can be financially overwhelming and the dangers of outbreaks can be even more prevalent on construction sites where high-risk activities are combined with conditions that can lead to easy spread of flame.
The fire safety issues under The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, namely:
The work would focus on issues that would either have an effect on:
- The tenants / occupants of the site.
- The construction works.
- Those immediately neighboring the construction site.
Work during the construction phase would identify the fire safety risks that could occur during the onsite works and would identify possible solutions to mitigate these risks. This work would be based around ‘fire safety risk assessments’ and ‘best practices’ as outlined by the relevant statutory requirements, which would primarily be The Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations and guidance provide in HSE documents
Who needs to worry about fire safety during construction?
The dangers apply to all construction projects, big or small, so fire safety needs to be managed at the earliest stages of design. Using our experienced experts can ensure that your project is as protected as it can be.
Fire safety in construction takes many forms including:
- Applying the principles of fire safety design early to avoid expensive action after completion
- Undertaking a fire safety risk assessments
- Phasing strategies for buildings
- Effects on existing premises where building work may temporarily affect fire safety provisions
- Regularly reviewing the fire safety during construction
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