News

HSE publishes revised construction fire safety guidance

Construction needs a culture change on fire safety, argues Gavin Skelly (Image: Fire at a house under construction, Dreamstime)
(Image: Fire at a house under construction, Dreamstime)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a revised version of its Fire safety in construction (HSG168) document.

Several years in the making, the latest (third) edition contains guidance explaining the need to eliminate, and or mitigate, fire risks during the design phase (where practicable).

It also examines how to prevent site fires from starting and ensuring people’s safety if they do.

It is aimed at all those involved with construction projects who procure, design, develop and manage construction sites, including clients and designers.

The aim of the document is to enable construction professionals to achieve good fire safety management and compliance with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

View the publication Fire safety in construction (HSG168).

Story for CM? Get in touch via email: [email protected]

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

Latest articles in News