There are many fires on construction sites, including in buildings undergoing refurbishment. Fire risks on a construction site must be assessed and appropriate measures taken to reduce them to a minimum.

This topic covers risks that may be identified on construction sites and what can be done to control them during the construction phase of a project. This topic does not cover fire safety at the design stage of a construction project.

Related information about evacuation can be found in the Fire Emergency Procedures and Means of Escape topic, while information about fire safety law can be found in the Fire Regulations and Enforcement topic.

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