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Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Firefighting & Rising Water Mains - Part 34

Posted by LWF: 01/04/2019 14:43

In LWFs Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others in the building design business, we have been looking at those provisions which can be made to assist firefighting in case of a fire. In part 33, we began to look at dry mains in terms of what they consist of, as well as what standards BS 5041 recommends for the purpose. In part 35, we will continue looking at dry mains from the point...

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Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Fire Safety Measures & Staffing Levels - Part 68

Posted by LWF: 01/04/2019 14:32

In LWF’s blog series for healthcare professionals, the aim is to give information on best practice of fire safety in hospitals and other healthcare premises. In part 67, LWF considered fire safety policy issues including how and when staff fire training should be delivered, it was noted that a staff member moving to a new ward or section of the same building should receive updated training on the evacuation procedure for that area on their...

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Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Insurers & Property Protection - Part 15

Posted by LWF: 01/04/2019 14:24

In LWFs 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 impact of insurers on fire safety and property protection. While there is much crossover between fire safety for life protection and fire safety for property protection, there are also many areas of difference in terms of requirements in respect of design of fire protection methods. One such...

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Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Firefighting & External Water Supplies - Part 33

Posted by LWF: 25/03/2019 14:12

In LWF’s Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others in the building design business, we have been looking at firefighting and the associated provisions that need to be made for the Fire Service. In part 32, we looked at the standards for wet and dry mains given in Approved Document B and BS 9999. In part 33, we consider dry mains in more detail.A dry rising main is comprised of pipework installed vertically...

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Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Fire Safety Policies - Part 67

Posted by LWF: 25/03/2019 14:01

In LWF’s blog series for healthcare professionals, the aim is to give information on best practice of fire safety in hospitals and other healthcare premises. In part 66, we were discussing how fire safety policies should be formed and finished by noting that consultation with all types and levels of staff in a healthcare setting is necessary to ensure a considered and cohesive fire safety policy. In part 67, LWF will continue looking at fire...

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  • Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Fire Safety Training for Staff - Part 84

    In LWFs 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 83, LWF began look at those roles in a healthcare environment which might have special responsibilities in case of a fire and while it is not possible to provide an exhaustive list which applies to all, those staff who will be expected to assist in patient evacuation were...

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  • Fire Safety for Facilities Management Personnel - Fire Safety Legislation - Part 2

    Lawrence Webster Forrest (LWF) is a specialist fire engineering and fire risk management consultancy whose aim is to give information on best practice in fire safety for facilities management personnel through this blog series. In part 1, we began an overview of the history of fire safety legislation, which we continue in part 2.In the last blog, it was ascertained that following a fire disaster, it is common to see changes in legislation with...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Provision of Firefighting Shafts - Part 50

    In LWF’s Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others in the building design business, we have been discussing firefighting and what provisions must be made for firefighting activities in a building. In part 49, we examined some of the criteria given in different guidance documents and in particular, how it is recommended that a firefighting lobby should be used as access to the accommodation from a firefighting lift or stair as a single fire...

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  • Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Fire Safety Training for Staff - Part 83

    In LWFs 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 82, LWF looked at what elements make up an effective fire safety training policy. In part 83, we begin by discussing the use of e-learning as a tool in fire safety training, before looking at training for staff with special responsibilities.E-learning, or learning which is undertaken on...

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  • Fire Safety for Facilities Management Personnel - Fire Safety Legislation - Part 1

    Lawrence Webster Forrest (LWF) is a specialist fire engineering and fire risk management consultancy whose aim is to give information on best practice of fire safety for facilities management personnel through this blog series. In part 1, we begin with an overview of the history of fire safety legislation.While it is true that most fire safety legislation is written with the aim of averting fires, it is also the case that much of it...

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Case Studies

Brentwood Town Hall Redevelopment
The redevelopment of Brentwood Town Hall included renovating the existing five storey property to provide police and council offices, a community hub and lettable office space across the basement, gro...

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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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