New edition of Joint Code of Practice for Fire Prevention on Construction Sites

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Summary: Construction All Risks policies typically require compliance with the Joint Code of Practice for Fire Prevention on Construction Sites. The 9th edition has just been published by the Fire Protection Association. Employers and contractors would do well to familiarise themselves with the latest edition to ensure continuing compliance.

Construction All Risks policies typically require compliance with the Joint Code of Practice for Fire Prevention on Construction Sites.  The 9th edition has just been published by the Fire Protection Association. Employers and contractors would do well to familiarise themselves with the latest edition to ensure continuing compliance.

Key changes to be aware of include:

  • amendments to reflect the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015;
  • new guidance on the installation of photovoltaic panels;
  • revisions to the hot work permit (including advice on fire watch requirements after issuance of a hot work permit); and
  • new advice on the use of temporary automatic fire detection in large timber frame structures.

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