694. Prevention of risk from fire etc; fire detection and fire-fighting in regard to construction.

Suitable and sufficient steps must be taken to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable1, the risk of injury to any person during the carrying out of construction work2 arising from: (1) fire or explosion; (2) flooding; or (3) any substance liable to cause asphyxiation3.

Where necessary in the interests of the health or safety of a person on a construction site4 suitable and sufficient fire-fighting equipment and fire detection and alarm systems, must be provided and located in suitable places5. Fire-fighting equipment or fire detection and alarm system so provided must be examined and tested at suitable intervals and