Lawrence Webster Forrest (LWF), Fire Engineering and Fire Risk Management Consultants
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Lawrence Webster Forrest
Legion House
Lower Road
Kenley
Surrey
CR8 5NH

Tel: +44 (0)20 8668 8663 Fax: +44 (0)20 8668 8583
E-mail: fire@lwf.co.uk

The Complete Fire Engineering and Fire Risk Assessment Solution

Lawrence Webster Forrest (LWF) are specialist fire engineering and fire risk management consultants who provide a wide range of consultancy services to professionals involved in the design, development and construction of buildings.

Whether you need Fire Engineering Solutions, Fire Safety Management and Procedures, Fire Risk Assessments, Fire Alarm & Detection,Project & Contract Management, Fire Suppression, Fire Safety Audits, Design Checking or Fire Safety Training, LWF provides the complete Fire Safety Solution.

The fire safety services and solutions we provide are tailored to your needs and take account of your objectives for statutory compliance, duty of care and the protection of your business.

Fire Engineering Solutions

LWF’s specialist Fire Engineering Consultants will work with you in a creative, innovative way to provide solutions, not just problems, for your new builds and redevelopment projects.   

As the UK’s leading independent Fire Safety Engineering Consultancy, LWF has a reputation for excellence in fire safety design that is unparalleled and spans the majority of business sectors.

Read more about our Fire Engineering Solutions  or view some of our previous Projects & Case Studies

Fire Risk Management 

Adhering to Fire Safety regulations and legislation is an essential requirement for all businesses. However, we recognise the importance to our clients of understanding the scale of fire risk and the potential consequences.

LWF provide a thorough and comprehensive Fire Risk Assessments service that encompasses all compliance considerations and assists you in fire prevention. If you require a Fire Risk Assessments please contact us on 020 8668 8663.  

If you have between 5 and 150 occupants and wish to undertake the fire risk assessment on your own using our bespoke fire safety management tool please visit our sister site Complete Fire Safety Management.

Answers to visitor FAQ

What is a fire risk assessment? 

 A fire risk assessment is a process by which any risks and fire hazards in your premises are pinpointed and from there, you can decide if further action is needed to reduce or control those risks. 

A risk assessment should be carried out by an appropriately trained person with experience and knowledge of fire safety.  A fire risk assessment in writing should be carried out on any premises with occupancy of more than 5 people.

What fire regulations do we need to know about? 

Our News and Views page contains relevant fire safety regulations and legislative changes that you might find useful to read, but in the main, you must adhere to the terms of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

How do I undertake a fire safety risk assessment in my own smaller premises?

If you have premises that are not complicated and wish to nominate yourself or a colleague as the ‘responsible person’ required by law to take responsibility for the fire risk assessment, you might find some useful information on the government webpages relating to Fire Safety

What areas does LWF cover?

LWF’s offices are in Surrey and many of our previous fire engineering projects and fire risk assessments have been for clients in Kent, Essex, Hertfordshire, London, and throughout the Home Counties. However, we have also worked on projects throughout the United Kingdom and welcome enquiries from any interested party.

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FIRE SAFETY BLOGS

  • Facilities Management - Fire Detection & Fire Alarm Systems - Alarm Devices - Part 12

    In our blog series for those working in Facilities Management, we have recently been looking at fire detection and fire alarm systems. In the last edition, we discussed how the choice and positioning of alarm sounders must be considered when meeting sound level requirements for alarms.The dB level emitted by the sounders should generally be 65dB(A), although this varies down a little in stairwells and very small areas to 60dB(A). Additionally, if the alarm...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Types of Fire Alarm Detector - Part 13

    In our recent blogs for Architects and building planners, we’ve been looking at active fire protection through fire alarms. In the last blog we said that there are various different detectors – smoke, heat and flame being the most common – and that there are choices to be made again under those category headers. Today, we will begin to go through each type of detector to give an overview of their potential for use.A...

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  • Facilities Management - Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems - Alarm Devices, Part 11.

    In our blog series for those who work in Facilities Management, we have been looking at Fire Alarm Systems and methods of fire detection. Today, we will begin on the subject of Alarm Devices with the aim of giving an overview of how they work and some details which need to be considered when choosing the right type of alarm system for your premises.One of the most essential components of a fire alarm system...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Fire Alarm Systems - Part 12.

    Our recent blog series for Architects and those working in building planning has been looking at how fire alarm systems are used within buildings to protect the occupants, the building or contents and to raise an alarm. In part 11 of this series, we looked at the use of zoning with addressable and analogue addressable systems and indicated that we would give you an overview of the use of manual call points and break glass...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Fire Alarm Systems - Zoning and Addressable Systems - Part 11.

    In our recent blog series for Architects and those who work planning building projects, we have been looking at fire alarm systems and last week, we began to look at zoning. In today’s blog, we will begin by looking at how zoning works with addressable and analogue addressable systems.When looking at addressable or analogue addressable systems, you should be aware that each detector or call point is given a numerical address code. Each device...

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Case Studies

The Wohl Neuroscience Institute - Fire Safety, Strategy & Engineering
Key Facts: Client: King’s Clinical Neuroscience Institute Project Manager: MACE Ltd Designers: Devereux Architects/Allies and Morrison Approximate Size: 7,400m2 Description of the Project:...

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General Bulletins

Fire - The External Risk
When we consider fire safety, our focus is normally from within, what can we do to prevent the occurrence of fire and how we can limit its damage.  Whilst this is the correct stance to take, we m...

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Technical Bulletins

Evacuation Modelling - Factor in Human Behaviour
Evacuation of buildings can be analyzed in different ways. Approved Document B (ADB) which provides guidance on meeting the requirements of the England and Wales Building Regulations with regard to fi...

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