This paper reports some interim findings from organisational research into site fire safety which looks at the relevance of Contractor and Facilities Manager attitudes to safety as a component of the overall safety process. Presents a discussion on some of the practical problems associated with Facilities Managers managing the maintenance of fire safety during alterations works. Commences with an illustration of the Facilities Management context of site fire safety that draws upon a number of relevant fire events. It is intended to provoke a wider debate on the relevance of the Facilities Management role in protecting the business. A Project Safety Plan checklist is suggested for Facilities Managers, based on the authors’ review of existing construction site fire safety guidance and codes of practice. Explores a broadening of the Facilities Management role, as interface manager, which in most cases of refurbishment and alterations will constitute the common managerial link to the core business.
Hinks, J. and Puybaraud, M. (1999), "Facilities management and fire safety during alterations, changes‐in‐use, and the maintenance of building facilities – a management model for debate", Facilities, Vol. 17 No. 9/10, pp. 377-391. https://doi.org/10.1108/02632779910278791Download as .RIS
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