The Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) has issued new guidance on managing fire safety on construction sites.

The Committee has recently published fire risk management guidance based on the well-established principles of Plan, Do, Check and Act (PDCA) from HSG65 Managing for health and safety, and Appendix 4 of HSG168 Fire safety in construction.

For ease of reference, the dutyholder flow charts and table align with CITB’s CDM guidance colour coding. The guidance aims to help those with fire safety roles and responsibilities under The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM) to embed fire risk reduction measures from the design stage through to project completion.

This guidance aims to provide a structured framework for decision making and to clarify roles and responsibilities for fire safety. The flowcharts and tables can be adapted to an organisation’s own procedures. However, CONIAC says that it is not possible to define every situation in a generic flowchart, and fire risk management must be project- and site-specific.

All guidance on the CONIAC website has been produced by the industry to show good practice to help improve standards of health, safety and welfare in construction.

Click here for more information and to view the tables and flowcharts.