Fire on construction sites

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This guidance covering on-site risk management for construction sites and SMEs is available to you free of charge*. For more guidance like this, visit our non-warranty guidance hub here.

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Fire on construction sites

Fire on construction sites

Each year, insurance companies pay out millions of pounds in claims following significant fire and smoke damage events to commercial and domestic properties during their refurbishment, extension or new construction. 

The construction process involves significant fire hazards and risks. Fire can totally destroy not only the newly constructed aspects, but also much or all of the existing structure where refurbishment works are being undertaken.

The following guidance provides a best practice guide for contractors and home renovators in preventing fire on both commercial and domestic projects, whether that be a new build or a refurbishment.

This guide is designed to raise awareness of some of the key practical arrangements and working methods that should be in place to mitigate the risk of fire.

To access the full version of this guidance from HSB, download this document.

 

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Disclaimer

*The guidance in this document refers to industry best practice loss control advice. Adoption of the advice contained within this document does not imply compliance with industry, statutory or HSB guidelines, nor does it guarantee that losses will not occur.

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Please Note: Every care was taken to ensure the information in this article was correct at the time of publication. Any written guidance provided does not replace the reader’s professional judgement and any construction project should comply with the relevant Building Regulations or applicable technical standards. However, for the most up to date LABC Warranty technical guidance please refer to your Risk Management Surveyor and the latest version of the LABC Warranty Technical Manual.

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