Ryedale District Council

Construction site fire safety

Clients, designers and others involved with construction work all have duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007. These Regulations help ensure that a construction project is safe to build, use and maintain.

This service is not provided by Ryedale District Council but by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The construction of domestic, commercial and industrial buildings are also bound by fire safety requirements including safe means of escape, internal/external stability, accessibility for fire equipment, containment of smoke/fire. The North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service inspect premises to ensure compliance with all legislation.

Planning Permission

Planning permission may be needed if you propose to change the use of a building, extend an existing building or create a new building.

For advice on whether planning permission is needed and how to apply for permission, email Development management or telephone 01653 600666.

Building Regulations

Alterations to buildings and the construction of new buildings will also require Building Regulations approval, which is concerned with the structural integrity of the work and matters such as drainage and insulation. For further information, contact the North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership, telephone 01347 822703

For any other health and safety information in connection with this legislation, email Health and Environment or telephone 01653 600666.


Attachments (downloads)
FileNo of pagesFile sizeCreated
Download this file (Food_Health_Safety_Service_Plan_2013_14.pdf)Food and health and safety service plan 2013/1420197 kB11-2013
Download this file (Health_and_Safety_at_Work_Charter _april07.pdf)Health and Safety at Work Charter323 kB11-2013
Download this file (Health_and_Safety_Enforcement_Policy_ july09.pdf)Health and safety enforcement policy1037 kB11-2013

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