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.
While an Ontario guideline, this outlines some best practices for fire safety during construction of five- and six- storey buildings of predominantly wood (combustible) construction which is important to reference in all jurisdictions. The document is intended as a best practice guideline for builders and developers, but may also cover program requirements for the architect and engineers to include in
This bulletin is provided by the Surrey Fire Service to assist owners, contractors, and workers on the requirements of a Construction Fire Safety Plan (CFSP). The document is intended to provide a brief overview of existing information that has previously been developed. Each site and construction project will have site specific issues that will need to be addressed in the
Buildings face the greatest risk from fires during the construction phase. In recent years, there have been several examples across Canada of major construction site fires, including those in Calgary, Alberta in March 2015, Kingston, Ontario in December 2013 and Richmond, British Columbia in 2011. Many risks exist at construction sites, including: the proximity of combustible materials to ignition sources
With an analysis and comparison of course of construction fire data, and the collection and comparison of course of construction fire safety best practices from Canada, United States and Europe, this report provides recommendations on content for a new Model National Course of Construction (Fire) Best Practices Guide.
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