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

  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Fire Extinguishing Equipment Checks - Part 12

    In this fire safety blog series for those who work in Facilities Management, we have been looking at practical tools provided in a work environment or public building in case of a fire, such as fire extinguishers and fire blankets and in Part 11, we covered the importance of appropriate levels of staff training. In Part 12, we’re going to move on to look at how fire extinguishing appliances must be inspected and tested in...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Fire and Smoke Ventilation - Part 10

    In the previous blog of this series for Architects and others in the construction industry, we began looking at how pressurisation is used as a method of fire and smoke ventilation, by raising the pressure of the area to be protected to a pressure greater than that of the surrounding spaces. In Part 10, we will continue looking at pressurisation before talking about natural ventilation systems.The practical use of pressurisation in residential buildings is often...

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  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Staff Training - Part 11

    In this fire safety blog series for those who work in Facilities Management, we have been looking at practical tools for use in case of a fire such as fire extinguishers and fire blankets. Today, however, we’re going to look at the greatest asset of any organisation – staff.  While the main aim of any fire safety practices and fire protection measures is to protect the occupants of a building, it is essential that those...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Fire and Smoke Ventilation - Part 9

    In the last blog of this Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment series for architects and others in the building trade with an interest in fire safe design, we looked at opposed air flow and depressurisation as two methods of smoke control. In Part 9, we will continue by discussing slit extract systems and pressurisation.A slit extract system works by extracting and siphoning off smoke from an area and can be used in addition...

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  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Fire Safety Equipment & Training - Part 10

    In our recent blog series for those people who work in Facilities Management and have a responsibility for Fire Safety, we have been looking at Fire Safety Equipment and Training considerations. In Part 9, we covered the siting of fire extinguishers within your buildings and the impact that can have on successful ‘fire first aid’.  In Part 10, we’re going to talk about the provision of fire blankets and hose reels.Although people seem to...

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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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