How to manage construction fire liabilities

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There are hundreds of construction fires every year in the UK, slowing down projects and racking up build costs. Standard contract terms often exclude or limit the recovery of such losses.

It is essential for all parties to a construction project - both employer and contractor - to be armed with a basic knowledge of construction fire risks and the impact of contractual clauses on attributing potential liabilities.

This article looks at how to manage construction fire risk, including the importance of fairly allocating contractual liabilities between parties.