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Construction Site Fire Risk Assessments (FRA)


There are many fires on construction sites (including sites undergoing demolition and refurbishment works) every year. Theses fire result in in several injures and damage to properties. In addition, fires can cause catastrophic destruction to historical properties and monuments under going construction works. Fire at Nortre Dame de Paris on 15 April 2019 is a glaring examples of the damage a fire can cause on a construction site.

Construction sites are more at a risk of fire due to; presence of excessive combustible construction materials available on site (including timbre, card boards and other waste materials) and availability of ignition source from construction processes i.e. hot works or electrical sparks. In addition, an incomplete construction site will have very limited protection against fire in place, hence fires on construction sites spread rapidly.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, applies to construction sites as well and puts a duty on a "responsible person" on a construction site to carry out and keep up to date, as risk assessments and implement appropriate measures to minimise the risk to life and property from fire. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM Regulations) also require measures to be taken to avoid fires on construction sites. A Fire Risk Assessment carried out for a construction sites helps in; identifying the level of fire risk on a site and implementing the fire control measures.

Safescope Approach

At SafeScope we assist Principal Contractors in carrying out Fire Risk Assessments for their construction sites.

We specialise in CDM and Construction Health and Safety services. We have a thorough understanding of construction processes which helps us in carrying out more realistic Fire Risk Assessments for construction sites.

We are based in Ipswich - Suffolk and we have been providing our Fire Risk Assessments service to construction related companies in London, East of England (East Anglia), East Midlands, South East Regions and nationally.

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Service Details

Our Fire Risk Assessment service includes the following;

  • Collecting the detailed information about the proposed works including construction make-up, sequence and phasing of the proposed works.
  • Visiting the construction site to understand the site, its surroundings and potential fire escape routes.
  • Preparing a formal written Fire Risk Assessment following the site visit to include the following;
    • Assessment of level of fire risk based on the available information
    • Suggested control measures to be implemented on site to bring the level of fire risk to an acceptable or tolerable levels
    • Suggested fire escape routes (including fire extinguisher points) at different stages of proposed construction works
  • Assisting in implementing the suggested control measures.

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Our Experience

As mentioned, Safescope has been providing Construction Health and Safety (including Fire Risk Assessments service) since our inception in 2008. For further illustration about our Construction Health and Safety services experience please follow the link.

Contact Details

For further information and a prompt hassle free fee proposal please contact us as follows:

Lindsey Heffer - Safescope

Business Management Co-ordinator
T:  01473 407020
M: 07443 789226
E:  LBrown@safescope.com

Dr. Khalid Bhutto - Safescope
T:  01473 407020
M: 07818 288122
E:  KBhutto@safescope.com