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CONSTRUCTION PROJECT FIRE SAFETY CODE NEW EDITION

FPA announce publication of updated joint Code of Practice for fire prevention

The Fire Prevention Association (FPA) has announced that guidance Fire Prevention on Construction Sites, 8th edition (Joint Code of Practice) will be published mid June 2012 and that you can pre-order your copy now.

The new code features changes relating to general on-site fire precautions and new requirements for large timber-frame structures. Click here to read an article on publication of the new edition. Pre-order by emailing sales@thefpa.co.uk  or calling 01608 812500.

The section dealing with design issues has been modified. The code now states that on CDM notifiable projects the designers, CDM coordinators and principal contractors are required to cooperate and coordinate their activities at all phases of the contract.

There is a new section regarding periodic reviews of the fire safety provisions on sites where a “fire engineered approach” has been made to the design of the completed building. The code advises:

“Care must be taken that in the incomplete building the travel distances, escape routes, compartmentation and provision of firefighting measures are reviewed regularly and any special precautions are relayed to the construction team”

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