Construction site fire safety
- Category: Health and safety at work
- Last Updated: 31 January 2017
Clients, designers and others involved with construction work all have duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007. These Regulations help ensure that a construction project is safe to build, use and maintain.
This service is not provided by Ryedale District Council but by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
The construction of domestic, commercial and industrial buildings are also bound by fire safety requirements including safe means of escape, internal/external stability, accessibility for fire equipment, containment of smoke/fire. The North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service inspect premises to ensure compliance with all legislation.
Planning permission may be needed if you propose to change the use of a building, extend an existing building or create a new building.
For advice on whether planning permission is needed and how to apply for permission, email the Development Control Section or telephone 01653 600666.
Alterations to buildings and the construction of new buildings will also require Building Regulations approval, which is concerned with the structural integrity of the work and matters such as drainage and insulation. For further information, contact the North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership, telephone 01347 822703
For any other health and safety information in connection with this legislation, email Health and Environment or telephone 01653 600666.