How is hot work addressed in NFPA 241 and when are fire watches required?

Blog Post created by kevincarr Employee on Oct 29, 2018


Fire potential during construction is inherently high, and NFPA 241, Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations, provides measures for preventing or minimizing fire damage to structures. 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.


In my recent NFPA Live session I discussed the changes to the 2019 edition and reviewed the fire prevention program manager roles and responsibilities. I received this follow-up question from a member. I hear this question a lot so I wanted to share it here with you. I hope you find some value in it.


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