Risks & Hazards

Fires during construction can be even more damaging than a fire occurring in a completed building. This is due to several factors, including but not limited to: fire sprinkler systems might not be fully installed; fire alarms might not yet be installed; adequate fire rated enclosures may not have been provided yet; and fire rated building divisions may not be present. All of these features are designed into a building to function once they are occupied.

This condition requires that we understand the concepts of hazard and risk.

Terminology

The terms hazard and risk are often used interchangeably. But they are not the same thing.

Reviewing dictionaries on these two terms often results in some confusion. In actuality, the term ...

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