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FIRE SAFETY IN CONSTRUCTION HSG168

The third edition explains how everyone involved in construction projects can comply with their legal duties relating to fire risks. It is aimed at all those who procure, design, develop and manage construction sites, including clients and designers. It 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.

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.

A copy is attached or it can be downloaded direct from the HSE website:

https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg168.htm

Peter Walker

Director of Health, Safety & Training

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