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11 September 2016

JCOP Workshop - Protection of Construction Sites and Buildings Undergoing Renovation

Join us on our half day workshop to review the new, 9th edition of the Joint Code of Practice on the Protection of Construction Sites.
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New for 2017, we will be launching a half day workshop that will review the 9th edition of the Joint Code of Practice on the Protection of Construction Sites and Buildings Undergoing Renovation” (“the Fire Code”) and how you can ensure that you comply.

Arthur J. Gallagher is rolling out this half day training workshop to support our many construction and construction related clients. The aim of the course is to give a clear explanation of this industry wide guidance on fire safety and how to comply.

Every year the construction industry witness a number of serious fires both on construction sites and buildings undergoing refurbishment , many of which, according to the HSE, could be avoided by careful planning and control of work activities.

Such fires pose a huge risk to not only those working on site, but also those who are situated in surrounding properties and community.   Economically they also lead to damage to the site and costly delays to the building or refurbishment programme.

Typical Construction Insurance ‘All Risks policies’ require compliance with the Joint Code of Practice for Fire Prevention on Construction Sites and with the 9th edition being published in 2015 by the Fire Protection Association it may be good practice for contractors to reflect and familiarise themselves with the principles set out in this initiative... and how to apply them practically.

Costs: £250 plus vat.
Course Length: 3 hours

Open Course Dates 2017 – Arthur J. Gallagher Offices - Birmingham or Leicester

Tuesday 21 February 2017 – Eleven Newhall Street, Birmingham
Thursday 27 April 2017 – 5, Western Boulevard, Leicester
Wednesday 27 September 2017 - Eleven Newhall Street, Birmingham
Tuesday 7 November 2017 - 5, Western Boulevard, Leicester

In-house courses

We can deliver the workshop directly to your staff within your own premises to multiple delegates – minimum of 5 delegates per in-house course is required.

Please contact your Arthur J. Gallagher Account Manager or Tracy Keep, Midlands Construction Specialist on tracy_keep@

Why should I attend this course?

The aim of the Arthur J. Gallagher Joint Code of Practice Course is to give a clear explanation of the principles set out in this initiative between the Construction Federation and the Insurance and Fire Prevention trades.


The course is based on the Ninth Edition of the Fire Prevention on Construction Sites document, and deals with the history of this collaboration, likely causes of fires on large construction sites, and the implications to commercial builders and the insurance industry.

Who is this course for?

It is designed for individuals who hold senior positions such as Directors, Contract Managers, Site Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Designers and others within the construction sector.

The course lasts for approximately 3 hours. The exact duration depends on questions asked and concerns raised for discussion. The course is available to client and any qualifying company usually at your own premises however can be hosted at one of our offices if required.

Course Content

  • The history of large fire losses in the UK Construction sector leading to the creation of the first publication.
  • Understanding the critical role of the publication in the Design Phase of any contract.
  • Assessing what is considered to be High Fire Risk within the Joint Code of Practice.
  • During the Construction Phase being aware of the various formal roles created by the Joint code of Practice.
  • Understanding the dynamic nature of fire risk assessment and its implications to the Fire Safety Plan.
  • Identifying when and how fire detection, protection and warning systems can be introduced into the project.
  • Understanding the need to cooperate with the Emergency Services.
  • Considering ways of improving performance and record keeping systems.
  • Understanding the recommendations of the fourteen specific risk and control areas highlighted the Joint Code.

If you are interested in this course, please contact Tracy Keep on 0116 204 3030.

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