Construction Fire Safety

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We provide a clear, communicated process of fire safety compliance.

Construction fire safety considers the fire safety of your building for its entire lifespan - from the very start (concept) to the very end (demolition). You may be planning a brand new build or refurbishing an existing building – whatever your circumstances or stage of works, our construction fire safety service can help. We will identify the relevant legislation requirements for your building and work with you to help you achieve fire safety compliance. For your continued reassurance, we work as part of the golden thread.

Steve Glass leads our construction fire safety service. He has considerable experience with health and safety and construction site management, as well as consultations involving building regulations. He has also worked in design teams as Construction Design and Management advisor. His considerable, holistic experience allows him to help you with fire safety in your building, whatever your stage of works. Steve works closely with our fire engineers, fire consultants, trainers, site teams and is supported by the wider PartB staff who bring decades of experience and specialist knowledge to their respective roles.

We offer a host of services in the construction phase

We will develop a Construction Phase Fire Safety Strategy, and where required, include any projectspecific requirements such as the integration of temporary works, the requirements of the client/contractor, residents, etc The Construction Phase Fire Safety Strategy will be developed and periodically updated throughout the construction stage to include the following:

• Travel distances including number, location and width of exits.

• Stair numbers and escape capacity.

• Egress facilities for mobility-impaired persons if required.

• Temporary structural fire protection requirements.

• Temporary compartmentation and fire separation to mitigate internal fire spread.

• Provision of temporary cavity barriers, fire stopping etc.

• Roof and scaffolding coverings.

• Space separation.

• Strategic advice for the design of temporary fire safety systems.

• Fixed installations such as fire suppression systems and rising mains.

• Fire detection and warning systems.

• Emergency lighting and power supply systems.

• External access requirements including vehicle access and hydrant provision.

• Internal access requirements including fire-fighting lifts, dry risers and smoke ventilation if required.

We provide support, as required, in relation to discussions with statutory/regulatory bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive, the Authority Having Jurisdiction, Fire and Rescue Service, with regards to the Construction Phase Fire Safety Strategy to ensure that the Fire Safety Management of the works is coordinated On completion of the construction stage an updated Construction Phase Fire Safety Strategy will be provided for inclusion in the Health & Safety File.

• Prepare a Construction Phase Fire Safety Strategy, which will be reviewed and updated following each site inspection.

• Attendance at onsite Design Team Meetings / Fire Workshops / Site attendance.

• At completion of the Works, in liaison with the Client/Project Manager, produce an updated Construction Phase Fire Safety Strategy for the Health & Safety File.


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