FIREGUARD CONSTRUCTION; FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- 02 May
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As we approach yet another dry season, let us be proactive and protect our properties from the possibility of veld fires. One way of achieving this is through constructing standard fireguards right round your property. These are some of the frequently asked questions regarding fireguard construction and the answers have been provided.
What is a fireguard?
Itis a belt of not less than 9 metres that is cleared of all inflammable materials in order to control the spread ofveld fires.Fireguards are essential for protecting and safeguarding veldts, property and lives of various living organisms including human beings. However, many land users or property owners do not prioritize the construction of fireguards.It is a statutory requirement that any land user or property owner should put in place fire prevention mechanisms and one of them is the construction of standard fireguards.