Fire Safety Management in Construction


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  • National Institute of Engineering (NIE), BFRC, Mysore, India

Abstract

Fires throughout the world during construction of buildings and its refurbishment are becoming more common. As a result of this people are killed and injured and loss of property has also occurred. In this paper an attempt has been made to study the various safety measures that can be adopted during construction against fire hazards. This paper discusses broadly about the definition of fire, fire protection plan, escaping of the workers, fire fighting, equipments and other precautionary measures to be provided during construction.

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