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 & DetectionProject & 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

  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Hazard Classifications - Part 13

    In LWF’s current blog series on Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment, written for architects and others in the house design and build industry, we have been looking at the use of sprinklers as part of a fire protection plan. In part 12, we discussed those areas of a build where sprinkler use might not be appropriate and how active or passive fire protection alternatives can be used instead. In Part 13, we’ll talk about...

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  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Gaseous Systems - Part 26

    In LWF’s blog series for those who work in Facilities Management or who have a responsibility for fire safety as a part of their job, we have been looking recently at the use of gaseous systems as a method of fire protection. Gaseous systems are most commonly used in circumstances where sprinkler systems are not appropriate. In part 25 we talked about the use of fusible links which melt to actuate the release control of...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Sprinkler Design Codes - Part 12

    In this Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment blog series by LWF for Architects and others in the building design business, we have been discussing sprinklers and the design codes affecting installation and use. In Part 11, it was noted that there may be areas of a building in which sprinklers are not advisable but that in these cases, suitable alternative protection must be provided. With that in mind, most design codes lay out the...

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  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Gaseous Systems - Part 25

    In LWF’s blog series on fire safety for those who work in Facilities Management or who have a responsibility for fire safety in the workplace, we have been looking recently at the use of gaseous systems as a fire protection method. In Part 24, we talked about the different types of gaseous system and how and where they can be used. In Part 25, we’ll discuss the design codes involved before moving on to look...

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  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Gaseous Systems - Part 24

    In LWF’s blog series on fire safety for those who work in Facilities Management, we have been looking at the use of gaseous systems as a fixed fire protection system. In Part 23, we established that since halon was phased out in 2003, CO2 systems continued to be used and in recent years, two new categories of gaseous agents were established – halocarbons and inert gases. In Part 24, we’re going to look at the...

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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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