2.1 The Fire Protection Association’s Fire prevention on construction sites (Joint Code of Practice, 9th edition), applies to construction projects with a contract value of £2.5 m or above, or smaller value contracts where they are part of a larger contract.
2.8 A guide to choosing a competent fire risk assessor has been published by the Fire Risk Assessment Competency Council. For this and further documents to help you ensure you are competent to undertake risk assessments, visit the:
2.10.2 For more detailed information on flammable liquids refer to the following HSE guidance.
2.10.5 For further information refer to the HSE publications.
2.14 The Confederation of Fire Protection Association Europe provides guidance on the fire protection of temporary buildings on construction sites, covering fire risks, fire protection requirements for escape and protection against the spread of fire.
2.14 For further information on the recommended frequencies for the inspection and testing of most electrical installations in temporary buildings refer to the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
3.6 For further detail refer to the HSE publications:
22.214.171.124 For further information refer to the Electrical Safety Council guide Guidance on the management of electrical safety and safe isolation procedures for low-voltage installations (Best practice guide 2).
5.8.2 For further guidance on the use, maintenance and examination of compressors and compressed air systems refer to the HSE publications
5.11.4 For further information about drones and UAVs visit the:
Civil Aviation Authority website
6.5.1 For detailed guidance on the measures to be taken in planning for the use of mobile work equipment refer to the HSE guidance:
6.5.9 For detailed guidance on the safe use of forward-tipping dump trucks refer to the:
7.4.11 For further guidance on planning of lifting and installation refer to:
7.5 For further detailed guidance on the siting of lifting equipment refer to:
7.5.2 For further guidance on assessment of ground conditions and lifting equipment foundations refer to the CIRIA publications:
7.5.4 Further guidance on the use of lifting equipment in the vicinity of airfields or railways is given in the following publications:
7.5.6 For specific guidance on the effect of loads with large wind sail areas on limiting wind speeds, refer to the Liebherr publication Influence of wind on crane operations which can be downloaded from its website free of charge.
7.9 For further guidance on training and competence refer to BS7121 Parts 1, 3, 4 and 5.
8.4.2 For further detailed guidance on the maintenance, inspection and thorough examination of mobile cranes refer to the following:
126.96.36.199 For further detailed guidance on the erection, climbing and dismantling of tower cranes refer to the:
8.5.2 For further detailed guidance on the safe use of tower cranes refer to:
Construction Plant-hire Association's (best practice guide):
8.5.3 For further detailed guidance refer to the:
188.8.131.52 For comprehensive guidance on avoiding entrapment refer to the:
8.7.7 For further detailed guidance on the planning and safe use of MEWPs refer to the:
184.108.40.206 For detailed guidance on transport platforms refer to the Construction Plant-hire Association's Transport platforms - Installation, use, maintenance, inspection, examination and testing (Best practice guide).
220.127.116.11 For further detailed guidance on landing and gating requirements for goods hoists refer to the Construction Plant-hire Association's Safeguarding requirements for landing gates on goods-only hoists (Best practice guide).
8.9.1 For further information refer to:
8.10.3 For further detailed guidance on quick hitches refer to the:
18.104.22.168 For further guidance on suspended loads refer to the Strategic Forum for Construction Plant Safety Group’s Lifting and travelling with suspended loads using telehandlers (Good practice guide).
22.214.171.124 For further guidance on planning and carrying out lifting operations with excavators refer to the Construction Plant-hire Association's Lifting operations in construction when using excavators (Guidance).
8.12.11 For further guidance on the selection, use, maintenance, inspection and thorough examination of lifting accessories, and planning and carrying out lifting operations with excavators, refer to the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association Code of Practice for the safe use of lifting equipment.
Appendix B For further guidance on thorough examination refer to:
9.4.8 For further information and for additional resources refer to the:
Appendix A The AA Route Planner is similarly helpful.
Appendix A For further information on safe driving and work-related road risk refer to the following topics and associated websites: