Fire Safety and Security – A Technical Note on Fire Safety and Security on Construction Sites in BC

The vulnerability of any building in a fire situation is higher during the construction phase when compared to the susceptibility of the building after it has been completed and occupied. This technical note reinforces the importance of compliance with provincial regulations related to fire safety planning during construction, and the need for cooperation between all stakeholders in establishing the plan. An understanding of the hazards and their potential risks is the first step towards prevention and mitigation. While there are many types of hazards and risks that require consideration during construction of all buildings, this technical note will focus on fire-related aspects.