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Site Safe

Site Safe has been developed by the Structural Timber Association (STA) to ensure its members work closely with principal contractors/clients to give clear concise information and assistance to the principal contractor regarding fire safety on construction sites.

Site Safe policy & audit process

Available to STA members only!

(Release Version 6.0) May 2015

 

Site Safe Editable Audit Process Document

Available to STA members only! 

Release Version May 2015  

 

Site Safe Editable Editable Letters Document

Available to STA members only! 

Release Version May 2015  

 

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.

 

STA - products that have been tested

Products that have been tested for robustness against fire spread during construction.

 

STA product paper 4 - Product assemblies to achieve different category levels of timber frame

Available to STA members only!

For the timber frame supply chain to select assemblies of walls and floors to comply with category A, B and C constructions for appropriate separating distances during the construction process.

(Published January 2017)

 

Design guide to separating distances during construction Part 1 to 3

For timber frame buildings above 600m2 total floor area
Version 2.1 - December 2012
 

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.
 

Fire Risk Management FAQs

General questions and answers for off-site fire risk mitigation

 

Risk Assessment Checklist

A quick reference to the questions to ask at each stage of the design process for fire risk mitigation.

 

Fire Mitigation Technical Paper 1

Available to STA members only!

For fire engineers an In depth technical summary report on the testing and approach to off site radiant heat flux.

 

Fire Mitigation Technical Paper 2

Available to STA members only!

For fire engineers a technical summary report on the A,B, C categories of timber frame and the test compliance to technical paper 3.

 

Fire Mitigation Technical Paper 3

Available to STA members only!

For test houses the ignition test and small room test for timber frame components and systems for robustness and resultant off the site radiant heat flux emissions.

 

Fire Mitigation Product Paper 1

Available to STA members only!

Information to the supply chain and timber framers on the flame retardant test requirements for FR Build compliance.

 

Fire Mitigation Product Paper 2

Available to STA members only!

Information to the supply chain and timber framers on the fire robustness of insulation during construction ( FI Build) against fire spread.

 

Fire Mitigation Product Paper 3

Available to STA members only!

Information to the supply chain and timber framers on the technical needs of sheathing and decking boards including fire robustness during construction ( FC Build)

 

CFOA SiteSafe Notification System User Guide – STA Member

Available to STA members only!

CFOA, working with the Structural Timber Association (STA), has developed a national notification system which will allow FRSs to receive notifications about potential new and evolving risks in their area on construction sites where timber frame construction methods are in use.

 

HSE Open Letter

Open letter to all parties involved in the design, specification, procurement and construction of timber frame structures.
 
 
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Mary Riley Associates
Pocket Guide
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