Fire Safety on Construction and Demolition Sites

Best practices to help protect people and property

Fire is often cited as the most dangerous hazard on both construction and demolition sites. The ravages of fire can be devastating and can include personal injury to workers and the public, severely damaged equipment, destroyed property, and the loss of irreplaceable heritage buildings.

A fire incident can also result in a partial or total interruption of the services you provide leaving your constituents — and, often, the community at large — in dire straits. Depending on the extent of the damage, this disruption could last weeks, months or more.

Simply put, for a fire to start and spread it needs an ignition source and…

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