Using Temporary Heaters on Construction Sites
Whether for employee comfort, preventing frozen water pipes or to maintain temperatures necessary for materials to set (such as adhesives), the cold weather season is a time when temporary heating systems on construction sites are in high demand. If temporary heaters are not operated correctly, they can pose a significant threat of fire to a project, not to mention potential harm to employees.
Every year, construction site fires occur due to improper selection, setup, use and management of temporary heaters. Construction fires can lead to significant, or total loss. Fire risks increase as well when temporary heaters, even those properly selected and setup, are left running continuously or left unattended.
Given the hazards temporary heaters can present, it is important to select the right heater, as well as include their use and precautions within your site-specific safety plan to help ensure heaters are used safely.