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Key issues are:
Construction of timber frame buildings will require significant additional measures – please refer to the specific guidance listed.
Each year there a number of serious fires on construction sites and buildings undergoing refurbishment.
In most cases, conducting a risk assessment will be a relatively straightforward and simple task that may be carried out by the responsible person, or a person they nominate, such as a consultant.
There are five steps in carrying out a fire risk assessment:
Key aspects to providing safe means of escape on construction sites include:
Set up a system to alert people on site. This may be temporary or permanent mains operated fire alarm (tested regularly), a klaxon, an air horn or a whistle, depending on the size and complexity of the site.
The warning needs to be distinctive, audible above other noise and recognisable by everyone.3>Means of fighting fire
Fire extinguishers should be located at identified fire points around the site. The extinguishers should be appropriate to the nature of the potential fire:
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