Member Login
Find a member
to our
mailing list

Information Centre

advice notes, information papers, construction details & technical bulletins

Guide to Fire Risk Mitigation

 This section is designed to be viewed alongside the the Structural Timber Association 'Guide to Fire Risk Mitigation' video.

The video can be viewed in our video vault - please copy and paste the following URL to view:

The video aims to assist designers in Structural Timber Frame fire safety during construction. In this section you will find downloadable pdf's of all documents referenced in the video which will provide you with the necessary supporting information. 

Advice Note 9.1 - CDM Regulations for STA Members

To provide STA members and their customers with a brief reference on the Construction (Design & Management) regulations, CDM 2015 that come into force on 6th April 2015.  

Site Safe policy & audit process

The STA Site Safe strategy includes advice and documents that provide the design and construction team to procure and construct fire safe buildings.

16 Steps to Fire Safety

The advice is for commercial building projects and is relevant for construction sites with a total floor areas above 600m2. The advice given is suitable buildings below 600m2 but single house developments should be assessed on the scale of the house and location for fire risks. The guidance relates to construction sites where timber is used as the structural method of build, but may also have benefits for all other types of sites and methods of construction.  

HSE Fire Safety in Construction

Guidance for clients, designers and those managing and carrying out construction work involving significant fire risks.


Design guide to separating distances during construction Part 1 to 3

The ‘Design Guide to Separating Distances during Construction for Timber Frame Buildings above 600m2 total floor area has been produced by the Structural Timber Association (STA), as Best Practice for managing fire risk during timber frame construction. 

Design guide to separating distances during construction, Part 4 (For CLT type frame buildings)

This is a design guide for design professionals and construction managers for the approach to design appropriate risk mitigation where appropriate for CLT buildings.  The construction applications of structures relevant to this paper are buildings such as houses, flats, schools, sports halls and civic centres.

Guide to Construction Phase Fire Risk Mitigation White Paper

The construction phase fire risk is a serious issue for all construction sites. The possibility of arson and accidental fires pose a risk not only to construction site employees and the building itself, but also nearby buildings and members of the public.
Lucas Fettes
Mary Riley Associates
Pocket Guide