Fire Risk Management of the construction of Timber Frame Structures

29th October 2014

Fire precautions during the construction of timber frame structures fall within the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) remit. For any project, regardless of the construction method, duty holders have legal responsibilities to ensure the safety and health of workers and those who might be affected by their work activities, including those arising from fire risks.

Serious incidents have arisen where fires involving timber frame structures under construction have affected neighbouring buildings. Consequently, HSE has worked with the Structural Timber Association (STA) to produce guidance on reducing the risk of harm to people in buildings adjacent to the construction site.

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