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 Safety for Healthcare Premises - In-Patient Mental Health & Learning Disability Facilities continued - Part 9

    In LWF’s blog series for healthcare professionals to give advice and information on best practice of fire safety in hospitals and other healthcare premises. In part 8, we began to give an overview of categories of inpatient mental health services. Part 9 will continue with that breakdown with a view to relating fire safety information to those categories of care.Recovery and rehabilitation services are provided for those adults who have severe and long-term mental...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Sprinkler Installation Design - Part 33

    In LWFs Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others in the building design industry, we have recently been discussing the design and installation of sprinkler systems in new buildings. In part 32, we looked at how sprinklers can work within atriums and where there is a sloping roof or soffit. In part 33, suspended ceilings and pipework systems will be discussed.A suspended ceiling is used to lower the ceiling height of a given...

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  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - How people act in a fire situation - Part 5

    In LWF’s blog series for Facilities Managers and those who have an interest in or responsibility for fire safety, we have been looking at how people react when there is a fire. There has long been a preconception that people panic or act irrationally when informed a fire is in progress, but research has shown this is very rarely the case. In Part 4, the frequency of fire alarm soundings was discussed and in Part...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Sprinkler Installation Design - Part 32

    In LWF’s Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others in the building design business, we have been looking at sprinkler installations and how to approach them. Part 31 went through the basics of the spacing and location of sprinklers in terms of maximum allowable spacing. In Part 32, the location of sprinklers in terms of placement, height and purpose will be explored.Sprinklers should be placed where there are no obstructions to interrupt the...

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  • Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - In-Patient Mental Health & Learning Disability Facilities - Part 8

    Fire Safety for Healthcare premises is a blog series by LWF, aiming to give guidance on healthcare-based standards and best practice in fire safety. In part 7 of this series, we looked at health centres and GP surgeries which may have facilities for minor invasive procedures and how that should impact upon the safety provisions and protocols in place. In part 8, those facilities which provide inpatient mental health care and accommodation for people with...

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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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