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NEW FIRE REGULATIONS: Residential Care Premises

Posted by LWF: 28/03/2007 5:34

(LWF issue regular monthly updates covering topics specific to the implications of the new fire safety regulations on your business operation). The New Law and Prescriptive Guidance The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) is now in effect, it came into force on the 1st October 2006. The Government Department (DCLG) has issued a series of eleven guidance documents covering principal building use occupations, one of these is...

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NEW FIRE REGULATIONS: Responsibilities and Liabilities Update.4

Posted by LWF: 28/03/2007 5:28

(LWF issue regular updates covering topics specific to the implications of the new fire safety regulations on your business operation). The New Law The new law (The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005) came into effect on the 1st October 2006. It is enacted through the Regulatory Reform Order (RRO), which in itself is legislation intended to enable the Government to amend existing legislation without the need to follow...

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NEW FIRE REGULATIONS: Competency and Fire Safety Training Issues - Update.3

Posted by LWF: 28/03/2007 5:26

(LWF issue regular monthly updates covering topics specific to the implications of the new fire safety regulations on your business operation). Devolved Responsibility A fundamental requirement of a Fire Safety Policy document is the definition of the way in which the organisation manages fire safety, how it devolves responsibility between those that hold ultimate responsibility and those who interface on a day to day basis with activities that may give rise to fire...

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NEW FIRE REGULATIONS: Corporate Governance Issues - Update No. 2

Posted by LWF: 28/03/2007 5:22

(LWF issue regular monthly updates covering topics specific to the implications of the new fire safety regulations on your business operation).

Effects of Fire Current and proposed fire safety legislation is drafted to protect the lives of those working, using or residing in buildings. It is a fact that in providing the physical measures to ensure safe means for escape, a certain level of property protection is developed by default....

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NEW FIRE REGULATIONS: Integrated Safety Management Update No. 1

Posted by LWF: 28/03/2007 5:20

(LWF issue regular updates covering topics specific to the possible implications of the new fire safety regulations on your business operation). Legislation Current health and safety legislation requires a risk management based response from all employers. The concept is based around devolved responsibility from the highest management levels within an organisation down to the level of operation at which risk is created. The intended outcome of...

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  • Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Fire Safety Training for Staff - Part 80

    In LWFs 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 79, LWF began to discuss fire safety training for staff in healthcare premises and in part 80, we continue from that point with more information on who should attend training and what it should comprise.Fire safety training for staff should have the aim of producing awareness and...

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  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Community Fire Safety - Part 6

    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 community fire safety. In part 5, we looked at how government initiatives and programmes have impacted fire safety in homes and schools, including the home fire risk checks undertaken by the Fire Service.  In part 6, we will continue discussing community fire safety by looking at some of...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Firefighting Shafts - Part 46

    In LWF’s recent Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others in the building design industry, we have been looking at Firefighting. In part 45, we looked at recommendations for the provision of firefighting shafts contained in Approved Document B and BS 9999. In part 46, we consider what those documents have to say on general design considerations for firefighting shafts.Approved Document B and BS...

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  • Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Fire Safety Training for Staff - Part 79

    In LWFs 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 78, LWF looked at fire precautions in underground locations. In part 79, we discuss fire safety training for staff in healthcare premises.  The effective management of fire safety training for all staff in healthcare venues is an important area of fire safety management. It is also a statutory...

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  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Community Fire Safety - Part 5

    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 domestic fire safety and the related initiatives in the UK. In part 4, we discussed how useful fire safety education for children has been in influencing fire-safe behaviour in the home. In part 5, we consider home fire risk checks before looking at the evidence of successful community...

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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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