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

  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Fire Alarms in Complex & Tall Buildings - Part 29

    In our recent blog series about fire engineering design and fire risk assessment for Architects and others involved in design and build, we have been looking at the use of fire alarms as a part of fire protection. In last week’s blog, we talked about the potential for use on buildings under construction for the purposes of protecting the workforce and the property itself. Today we’re going to continue from that point to look at...

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  • Facilities Management - Voice Alarm Systems - Part 5

    In this blog series for those who work in Facilities Management, we have been looking at the use of voice fire alarm systems as a part of the fire protection provision in buildings. Last week, we gave an overview of the factors which should be considered in the design of such a system and today, we are going to look at the practical uses of a voice alarm system.In the UK, it’s accepted practice...

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  • Facilities Management - Voice Alarm Systems - Part 4

    In this blog series for those who work in Facilities Management, we have been looking recently at fire alarm systems and in the last few editions, voice alarm systems in particular. Voice alarm provision can be a most useful addition to a fire alarm system and we have discussed in previous blogs how a voice announcement can have more of an immediate effect on the building occupants than a traditional siren. Design codes of practice...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Fire Alarms & Hazardous Areas - Part 28

    In this Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment blog for architects and others who work in building planning, we have been looking at fire alarms recently. While the majority of fire alarm installations take place in very standard situations, where there is no particular danger from the environment, it is sometimes necessary to position detectors, sounders, wiring and potentially control panels, into areas which might be considered hazardous.If an area into which parts of...

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  • Facilities Management - Voice Alarm Systems - Part 3

    In our last few blogs for those people who work in Facilities Management and who have a responsibility for fire safety, we have been looking at fire alarm systems, and particularly voice alarm systems. In the last one, we established that studies have proven a voice system which gives particular direction to building occupants is more effective at instigating an efficient evacuation than a simple siren. Today, we’re going to look at Codes of Practice...

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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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