Timber Frame Construction Fire Risk Management

Date of Event: 1st Apr
Event Location: St Austell

Large, devastating and disruptive fires on timber frame construction sites cause a danger to construction workers and the public as well as leading to loss of employment, reputation and business.

Several high-profile fires between 2006 and 2010 resulted in Government intervention. In response, the Structural Timber Association (STA), in conjunction with stakeholders, developed a suite of evidence based guidance documents that provide consistent methods to reduce the risk of fire spread for timber frames while under construction.

For those who construct with timber frame or are considering doing so this CPD session will;

  • Provide an overview of the suite of documents available to assist with fire risk management on timber frame construction sites.
  • Discuss the impacts (including cost) of fire risk on the design of timber frame from a manufacturer’s perspective.
  • Explain and demonstrate the practical application of the fire separation guidance documents to inform risk assessment and specification of timber frame categories.

Our Speakers: Chris Blackburn FIFireE, MInstLM, HND, PgC and Tom Dodd

Chris is the principal consultant at Blackburn Associates, a fire risk management consultancy he started following a long career in the fire and rescue service. Consultancy work completed includes fire risk assessments in all types of premises, timber frame construction site fire spread risk assessments and fire strategy reports for building regulations applications.

Prior to starting the consultancy, he served for 33 years’ in the Fire and Rescue Service both as a frontline firefighter and as the senior officer in charge of large operational incidents