NFPA 241 is the Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations. Any structure undergoing construction, alteration, or demolition may need to comply with NFPA 241 which gives the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) the ability to require a documented plan for compliance be submitted. Not sure if your project or jurisdiction requires an NPFA 241 plan? Check with one of our experienced fire protection engineers.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), between 2010 and 2014, firefighters in the US responded to approximately 3,750 fires for structures under construction, 2,560 fires at sites where major renovations were taking place, and a reported 2,130 fires where projects under demolition.
NPFA 241 was introduced to assist with keeping construction sites safe. The purpose of NFPA 241 is to provide a set of minimum guidelines to assist in the safety of people and property against fires during construction, alteration, and demolition.
In 2019, new requirements for NFPA 241 were issued. These include new areas with important clarifications (source NFPA):
Construction or demolition contractors, insurance professionals, risk managers, fire service professionals, building owners, and building engineers reference NFPA 241 to avoid fire dangers on the job.
Not sure if you need an NFPA 241 Program?
TERPconsulting is ready to assist with any NFPA 241 Program Plans or questions you may have. We’re here to keep construction sites safe and avoid fire dangers on the job.