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Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations

NFPA 02-22
Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations

1.1 Scope.
This standard shall apply to structures in the course of construction, alteration, or demolition, including those in underground locations.
1.2 Purpose. This standard is intended to prescribe minimum safeguards for construction, alteration, and demolition operations in order to provide reasonable safety to life and property from fre during such operations.
1.3 Application.
1.3.1 This standard provides measures for preventing or minimizing fre damage during construction, alteration, and demolition operations.
1.3.2 The public fre department and other fre protection authorities also shall be consulted for guidance.
1.3.3 Alteration activities shall be permitted to require the use of both the demolition and construction activity requirements, as applicable.
1.3.4 A fre safety program shall be included in all construc‐ tion, alteration, or demolition contracts, and the right of the owner to administer and enforce this program shall be estab‐ lished, even if the building is entirely under the jurisdiction of the contractor.
1.4 Equivalency. Nothing in this standard is intended to prevent the use of systems, methods, or devices of equivalent or superior quality, strength, fre resistance, effectiveness, durability, and safety over those prescribed by this standard.
1.5 Units and Formulas.
1.5.1 SI Units. Metric units of measurement in this standard are in accordance with the modernized metric system known as the International System of Units (SI).
1.5.2 Primary Values. The SI value for a measurement and the inch-pound value given in parentheses shall each be acceptable for use as primary units for satisfying the requirements of this standard.
1.6 Enforcement.
N 1.6.1 This standard shall be administered and enforced by the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) designated by the governing authority.
N 1.6.2 The AHJ shall determine whether the provisions of this standard have been met.
1.6.3* The AHJ shall be permitted to accept partial requirements of this standard.
2.1 General. The documents or portions thereof listed in this chapter are referenced within this standard and shall be considered part of the requirements of this document.
2.2 NFPA Publications. National Fire Protection Association, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471.