Fire Prevention on Construction Sites / 9th edition 2015
9th edition / October 2015
The Joint Code of Practice on the Protection from Fire of Construction Sites and Buildings Undergoing Renovation
The Joint Code of Practice 9th edition is widely recognised and highly regarded, and applies to activities carried out prior to and during the procurement, construction and design process.
Often used as a condition of construction insurance, the scope of this code applies to projects with an original contract value of £2.5m or above, and applies equally to smaller value contracts where these are part of a large project. In cases where the construction contract or the insurance contract does not require this code to apply, it serves as best practice guidance.
The objective of the code is the prevention of fires on construction sites. The majority of fires can be prevented by designing out risks, taking simple precautions, and by adopting safe working practices. The code applies to all activities carried out prior to and during the procurement, construction and design process – not the complete structure – and should be read in conjunction with all current legislation and the HSE publication HSG168: Fire safety in construction.
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