Lawrence Webster Forrest (LWF), Fire Engineering and Fire Risk Management Consultants
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Freephone: 0800 410 1130
E-mail: fire@lwf.co.uk

About Lawrence Webster Forrest

LWF was established in 1986 and has serviced in excess of 6,000 fire engineering and fire risk management projects to date including the Palace of Westminster, the British Museum and Eton College. 

We have worked on fire engineering projects and fire risk assessments in a wide variety of sectors and invite you to view our list of clients and look in more detail at our projects and case studies.

LWF approaches each custom project with a high level of professionalism and creativity to offer you the highest standards of fire safety design. 

Every fire engineering solution we work on can offer the following benefits:

  • High standards of fire safety design using the latest developments in fire engineering technology and the application of fire safety standards
  • Input into the basis of design, especially for major building projects, which cannot be designed using present technical guidance and legislation
  • Help to overcome design constraints imposed by prescriptive regulations and codes
  • Determination of how safe buildings are by allowing a comparison of safety levels for alternative designs
  • The facilitation of more cost-effective design whilst maintaining fire safety levels
  • The management of fire safety for a building’s entire life cycle.

 LWF is happy to become involved with any fire engineering project at any time in its progression, but recommend the financial benefits of early involvement, which often prevents costly delays and design changes later in development.

At LWF, complete fire safety services are about so much more than satisfying the Local Building Control Officer and Fire Brigade, although that is important.  Our aim is to satisfy our clients and continue to build long-lasting working relationships.

Please call to make an appointment or to discuss your requirements 0800 410 1130.


 

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FIRE SAFETY BLOGS

  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Firefighting & Internal Water Supplies - Part 32

    In LWF’s Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others involved in the building design business, we have been looking at fire safety engineering and, most recently, firefighting. In part 31, we looked at the recommendations made regarding water capacity for any open water used for firefighting purposes and discussed relaying water to the place of fire origin. In part 32, we look at internal water supplies designed for the purpose of firefighting.Fire mains...

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  • Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Fire Safety Policies - Part 66

    In LWF’s blog series for healthcare professionals, our aim is to give information on best practice of fire safety in hospitals and other healthcare premises. In part 65, LWF considered some of the many important elements when considering general fire safety in a healthcare building, including the provision of alternative escape routes and the potentially unpredictable nature of human behaviour in a fire situation. In part 66, we look at fire safety policies.Clearly-defined fire...

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  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Insurers & Property Protection - Part 13

    In LWF’s blog series for those who work in Facilities Management, or who have an interest in or responsibility for fire safety, we have been looking at the role of insurers in property protection. In part 12, we looked at the increase of liability insurance which coincided with the introduction of the Employers’ Liability Act – designed to put into place a system whereby a person injured at work could claim against his employer for...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Firefighting & External Water Supplies - Part 31

    In LWF’s Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others in the building design business, we have been looking at the subject of fire safety engineering and most recently, firefighting. In part 30, we considered additional external water supplies which may be used instead of hydrants. In part 31, we discuss capacities and water relay.

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  • Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Fire Safety Measures for Healthcare Buildings - Part 65

    In LWF’s blog series for healthcare professionals, our aim is to give information on best practice of fire safety in hospitals and other healthcare premises. In part 64, LWF discussed the threat to life, continued treatment and the loss of potentially expensive equipment if a fire was to occur and stated the fact that active and passive fire protection methods, as well as fire prevention must be of the utmost importance to healthcare venues. In...

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Case Studies

Duke of York, Victoria Street, London
The Duke of York is a busy pub in central London, used by commuters and theatre-goers alike.  In 2013, the pub was demolished in order to facilitate the London Underground Victoria Station Upgrad...

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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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