Fire potential during construction is inherently high, and NFPA 241, Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations, provides measures to help prevent or minimize fire damage to structures — including underground structures — during such activities.
The 2022 edition of NFPA 241, Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations, reflects a comprehensive review of the document by the committee, which resulted in substantial changes.
New material on a variety of construction, alteration, and demolition topics has been added and the standard’s chapters have been reorganized for easier use. References to other NFPA documents have also been added to account for previously unaddressed structures and their requirements.
The newest edition provides both a reorganization of existing content as well the inclusion of new requirements to help you manage risk and ensure adequate fire protection.
Following a careful review of a number of fire events over the last several years, several revisions have been made to Chapter 4, "General Requirements," such as:
Other chapters in NFPA 241 also saw extensive revision. For example, Chapter 8, "Safeguarding Construction and Alteration Operations," includes new references to NFPA 909, Code for the Protection of Cultural Resource Properties — Museums, Libraries, and Places of Worship, and NFPA 914, Code for the Protection of Historic Structures.
A new chapter, Chapter 13, "Safeguarding Construction Operations for Large Wood Structures," has been added with requirements for large wood-frame structures, which were not covered in previous editions of NFPA 241, Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations.
Utilize the requirements and guidance from the 2022 edition to help protect buildings during construction, alteration, and demolition.
Construction contractors, demolition contractors, insurance professionals, risk managers, fire service professionals, building owners, and building engineers can reference NFPA 241, Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations, to help avoid fire dangers on the job.