A site specific fire safety plan should include:

  1. The identity of any safety consultants or the contractor safety officer and on-site management/safety personnel.
  2. The schedule for safety inspections.
  3. Type and frequency of training conducted for contractor’s personnel including tailgate meetings, lifting, emergency procedures, fire safety, etc.
  4. Information on the types of heavy equipment and the necessary precautions in the use of such equipment.
  5. Hazard communication program.
  6. The injury and illness prevention program.
  7. The code of safe practices.
  8. The heat illness prevention program.
  9. The Hot Work permit program, including the location of any possible fire hazards and the firefighting equipment available to contain such a fire on site.
  10. A detailed description of hazardous or unusual procedures necessary for particular site/job.
  11. Impact on the construction site of the surrounding area including traffic flow, parking, street closures, utility turn-off, pedestrian crossings, etc.
  12. Placement, quantity, and type of safety warning lights, signs, or barricades required during construction.
  13. If applicable, the storm water pollution prevention plan.
  14. If applicable, an evacuation and dust control plan.
  15. Written procedures addressing injuries, fire, or other possible emergencies on the job/site.

Please visit the following websites to obtain more specific information on developing a fire plan.


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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