Fire Safety in Construction by the Health and Safety Executive Guidance for clients, designers and those managing and carrying out construction work involving significant fire risks
Overview

This is the second edition of Fire safety in construction, first published in 1997. Although the construction industrys performance has improved over the past decade, the rates of death, serious injury and ill health for construction site workers are still too high. This book is designed to help those involved in construction identify the main causes of accidents and ill health and explain how to eliminate the hazards and control the risks. It will also support those with legal responsibilities under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 while assisting site managers in the day-to-day management of fire risks on site.

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Camberwell construction site fire

Fire safety in buildings: Whose risk is it anyway?

13 March 2011

The fire safety industry and insurers have been told in no uncertain terms that it's not up to central government to raise standards through additional regulation, as Ron Alalouff reports. Read more...

 

Timber_Frame_Fire_Risks_H_and_S Fire Risks In timber frame Buildings

Derek Bishop, retired health and Safety Consultant, advises readers on the new Advice Note from the Standing Committee on Structural Safety (SCOSS) about designing Timber Framed Buildings.
Taken from an article in "Site Recorder"