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Fire Risk Assessment Vs Compliance Assessment

Posted by LWF: 28/11/2011 14:02

In recent years the market of fire risk assessors has grown and in the current economic climate, Fire Risk Assessment, as a 'product' is viewed as a commodity, with many people now making a decision on which assessor to conduct an FRA based on price. Whilst competition is healthy and the market 'rules' will dictate price, any individual procuring this service must ensure they are comparing like assessments. In recent times, much criticism...

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Know your neighbour - Fire Safety Matters

Posted by LWF: 31/10/2011 10:42

All too often, we look so closely at our own issues, that we forget the impact others can have on us. This is also very true in the world of fire safety and the importance of it highlighted by recent high profile fires. Neighbours are a risk and must be considered as such. For example, if your building was next to, or on the same site as a firework factory, you should be conscious...

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Fires in High Rise Flats - a continuing problem...

Posted by LWF: 13/09/2011 10:54

There has been a recent spate of fires in residential high rise buildings, with another flat fire hitting the headlines this month.  It was reported that a man was taken to hospital and treated for smoke inhalation with with a further 150 people evacuated. Whilst it appears that significant fire spread did not occur, such a fire should not go ignored and lessons must always be learned.

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Enforcing Authorities Securing Prosecutions....

Posted by LWF: 12/09/2011 15:59

Unfortunately in the majority of cases,  breaches to a buildings fire safety provision is only realised in post fire conditions.  However, through enforcement Fire & Rescue Services are now maintaining pressure to ensure that responsible persons are meeting their statutory obligations.  Most authorities have an inspection regime, where deficiencies are identified and appropriate action is taken. Likely...

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Fire Engineers, who we are and what we do?

Posted by LWF: 05/08/2011 16:52

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 us, as Fire Engineers’ to work with project teams for the first time. With some design teams using Fire Engineers for the first time, our level of involvement and our input into the design is not always clearly understood at the outset of...

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FIRE SAFETY BLOGS

  • 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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