NFPA 241: Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations

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What is NFPA 241?
NFPA 241: Document Scope
1.1* Scope. This standard shall apply to structures in the course of construction, alteration, or demolition, including those in underground locations. A.1.1 General requirements applying to construction and demolition are contained in Chapter 1 and Chapters 3 through 7; specific requirements for construction and alteration activities are found in Chapter 8; those requirements specific to roofing operations are covered in Chapter 9; those requirements specific to demolition activities are covered in Chapter 10; and specific requirements for activities in underground locations are contained in Chapter 11.

NFPA 241 provides measures for preventing or minimizing fire damage to structures, including those in underground locations, during construction, alteration, or demolition.

Official document scope
What does NFPA 241 address?

Requirements address temporary construction equipment and storage; processes and hazards such as hot work, waste disposal, and explosive materials; utilities; fire protection; and safeguarding construction and alteration, roofing, demolition, and underground operations.

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