HSE publishes third edition of fire safety in construction


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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published the third edition of its Fire safety in construction document which aims to ensure everyone involved in construction projects can comply with their legal duties relating to fire risks.

The guide is aimed at all those who procure, design, develop and manage construction sites, including clients and designers and is relevant to all construction projects.

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. A glossary has also been added to the updated edition.

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 practicable), preventing fires from starting and ensuring people’s safety if they do.

The guide can be found in full here: Fire safety in construction

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