Did you know there were an average of 4,300 construction fires each year between 2016 and 2020 alone? Those fires during construction, renovation, and demolition caused 5 civilian deaths, 62 civilian injuries and $375 million in property damage annually. The best way to prevent destruction, construction delays, injuries, and increased expenses is to make sure everyone on the site knows how to identify hazards.
That’s why NFPA brought all our related safety resources together in one place for you. Whether you’re a facility manager or building owner, a contractor or installer, or an enforcement authority having jurisdiction (AHJ)—you can help increase knowledge and awareness to recognize hazards before they turn into disasters.
NEW! Our Construction Site Fire Safety Fact Sheet provides measures for helping to prevent or minimizing fire damage to structures during construction, alteration, or demolition.