The construction industry recognizes the hazardous nature of its activities. Best management practices today are based on risk management and the idea that fire prevention is a high priority on all major projects. Low probability but high consequence events must be avoided at all costs. However, most catastrophic events often begin as ordinary events. The precautions contained on this website are intended to focus attention on how to eliminate catastrophic events by dealing with very simple yet important fire precautions.

There are several ways to become better informed on these practices. The first is to recognize that preventing catastrophic events is a significant issue. The training, education and oversight of personnel who are in a position of preventing fires cannot be underestimated.


The mission of this website is to provide background information to both public and private sector organizations regarding how to reduce the frequency and severity of fires during construction. This site identifies many best management practices that were collected during a literature search.

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