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Construction Site Fire Safety

Where a site safety manager or site safety coordinator is required by the Building Code, the owner shall designate a person to be the fire safety manager for the construction site. Such person shall hold a certificate of fitness as a construction site fire safety manager. The fire safety manager may be the site safety manager or site safety coordinator required by the Building Code, except that a separate fire safety manager shall be designated for a building under construction when such building reaches a height of twenty stories or more than 250 feet (76 200 mm), has a lot coverage of 200,000 square feet (1860 m2 ) or greater, or as otherwise prescribed by rule. For purposes of this section (FC 1408), below grade stories shall be used to determine number of stories and building height. 

The Fire Safety Manager shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with the requirements of this code, including this chapter, and the rules. The Fire Safety Manager shall conduct an inspection of the construction site and all fire safety measures on at least a daily basis, and maintain a record of same in a bound log book or other approved system of record keeping. Where fire watch service is provided, the fire safety manager shall be responsible for the general supervision of the fire guards.

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