FIRE SAFETY IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

Construction sites are particularly hazardous, as they are full of machinery, heavy loads and scaffolding. And with a workplace where the environment is more hazardous than usual, health and safety should be taken very seriously. Including fire safety.

Fire risks for construction sites

Construction sites are very different and far more dangerous than usual domestic or other commercial environments. But, fire risks are a possibility anywhere, they just need different preventable methods.

We have listed some of the main fire risks for a construction site:

  • Sparks caused by construction tools
  • Fuel
  • LPG (liquid petroleum gas) used for machines and equipment
  • Materials stored incorrectly

Preventing fire hazards at a construction site

Ensuring your construction site has the essential fire safety equipment and thorough fire safety procedures and processes are crucial for preventing and minimising the risks of a fire.

Fire risk assessment

Fire risks assessments are a legal document your construction site will need to complete. Identifying any fire hazards is important when completing a fire risk assessment, especially as a construction site is more hazardous than most workplaces.

Also, any recommendations should be actioned to minimise fire risks.

Fire safety equipment

Fire extinguishers and alarms are essential for minimising any damage to your site. First of all, you get notified if a fire breaks out, and you will have the equipment on hand to put it out before it gets a chance to spread and become worse.

Regularly checking the functionality of your fire safety equipment is also crucial for minimising any damage and keeping everyone at the site safe.

Fire safety training

It’s important that your employees are trained in fire safety to minimise the risks of a fire.

As your staff are the ones operating machinery that could potentially cause a fire hazard, it’s crucial that they:

  • Understand the fire risks of their machinery
  • Know what fire safety equipment to use in the event of a fire

Moreover, your staff need to know what procedures and processes they need to follow in the event of a fire, such as the evacuation process.

Keep your construction site fire-safe

In an already hazardous environment, maximising your fire safety is vital for a construction site. Keeping yourself and your employees safe should be at the top of your priorities.

If you would like to explore options about fire safety at construction sites and see how we can help, contact us here or take a look at our Products & Services.

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Construction sites are particularly hazardous, as they are full of machinery, heavy loads and scaffolding. And with a workplace where the environment is more hazardous than usual, health and safety should be taken very seriously. Including fire safety.

Fire risks for construction sites

Construction sites are very different and far more dangerous than usual domestic or other commercial environments. But, fire risks are a possibility anywhere, they just need different preventable methods.

We have listed some of the main fire risks for a construction site:

  • Sparks caused by construction tools
  • Fuel
  • LPG (liquid petroleum gas) used for machines and equipment
  • Materials stored incorrectly

Preventing fire hazards at a construction site

Ensuring your construction site has the essential fire safety equipment and thorough fire safety procedures and processes are crucial for preventing and minimising the risks of a fire.

Fire risk assessment

Fire risks assessments are a legal document your construction site will need to complete. Identifying any fire hazards is important when completing a fire risk assessment, especially as a construction site is more hazardous than most workplaces.

Also, any recommendations should be actioned to minimise fire risks.

Fire safety equipment

Fire extinguishers and alarms are essential for minimising any damage to your site. First of all, you get notified if a fire breaks out, and you will have the equipment on hand to put it out before it gets a chance to spread and become worse.

Regularly checking the functionality of your fire safety equipment is also crucial for minimising any damage and keeping everyone at the site safe.

Fire safety training

It’s important that your employees are trained in fire safety to minimise the risks of a fire.

As your staff are the ones operating machinery that could potentially cause a fire hazard, it’s crucial that they:

  • Understand the fire risks of their machinery
  • Know what fire safety equipment to use in the event of a fire

Moreover, your staff need to know what procedures and processes they need to follow in the event of a fire, such as the evacuation process.

Keep your construction site fire-safe

In an already hazardous environment, maximising your fire safety is vital for a construction site. Keeping yourself and your employees safe should be at the top of your priorities.

If you would like to explore options about fire safety at construction sites and see how we can help, contact us here or take a look at our Products & Services.

Our Customers

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