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Facilities Management | Construction, renovation and fire safety design

Posted by LWF: 05/03/2014 12:31

When working upon a design project for a new build or renovating an existing building for a block of flats, for instance, it is essential to consider the fire precautions that will be contained within. In doing so, it is helpful to understand that an effective fire safety design is comprised of two parts – active and passive fire precautions.Types of fire safety installationActive fire safety installations are those parts of your fire...

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Fire Engineers | Why use them?

Posted by LWF: 05/03/2014 12:19

Last week’s blog looked at who fire engineers are and talked a little about background knowledge. This week we will examine why you might consider using a fire engineer and what tools they can bring to your project. Why use fire engineering?Building design has changed considerably in recent times for a number of reasons; we are consistently seeing larger, more complex buildings and these, by their very nature, bring new concerns about fire safety....

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Fire Engineers | Who are they and what do they do?

Posted by LWF: 26/02/2014 14:32

Whilst Fire Engineering has been around for many years now, it is still considered to be a relatively new discipline.  In fact, even now, it is not uncommon for Fire Engineers to work with project teams on fire safe designs for the first time.  With some design teams using Fire Engineers for the first time, the level of involvement of fire engineers and the input into the design is not always clearly understood at the...

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Fire Safety Training | P.A.C.E. yourself

Posted by LWF: 26/02/2014 13:26

Fire safety training is not just a hoop businesses must jump through; it can be the difference between fire safety and fire disaster in a facility. Many of those people responsible for delivering fire safety training go through the motions and while they may be within the letter of the law for doing so, the result does not seem particularly relevant or ‘real’ to those participating.Two levels of fire safety training are required for...

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Facilities Management | What if? Business continuity essentials

Posted by LWF: 20/02/2014 15:07

With so many current and real issues to concern us on a day to day basis, we’re encouraged not to worry about ‘What ifs’.  However, in the case of your business and facilities, it is not just important to consider the ‘what ifs’, it is an essential business survival tool.Considering the unforeseen is an essential part of risk anticipation and mitigation. It’s a straightforward process in which you begin with a ‘What if...’ question...

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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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