Construction sites should always strive for Fire and Life Safety but now more than ever, Vancouver Fire Rescue needs your assistance. Resources are now being challenged during the COVID-19 Crisis.
Please do your part to reduce Fire and Life Safety Risk.
Construction Safety Plans (CSP) and Construction Fire Safety Plans (CFSP) are required for all building projects, including buildings of non-combustible construction, and must be prepared prior to the start of construction.
A full-time Construction Safety Officer is required to be present on the construction site at all times during construction.
A construction standpipe will be required to be operational before construction of the building exceeds 3 story’s above grade. The construction standpipe must be in operable condition at all times after hours and at all times that it is not actively being worked on during the day.
The Fire Department Connection must be adequately signed, properly located, capped, and accessible.
Sites must be kept clear of excess debris and combustibles.
Flammable liquids and compressed gas cylinders must be secured.
Vancouver Fire Rescue Services may conduct periodic inspections to monitor the implementation of the CFSP. Failure by the contractor to have, or to adhere to the CFSP may result in re-check fees, issuance of municipal tickets, or a Fire Chief Order to shut down the construction site until the appropriate safety measures are in place.
Read the details in the City bulletins:
- Bulletin 2017-003-BU/FI “Construction Fire Safety Plans”, and
- Bulletin 2019-007-BU “Posting of Construction Safety Plan & Building Permit”
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