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Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Firefighting Shafts - Part 45

Posted by LWF: 10/06/2019 13:28

In LWF’s Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others in the building design business, we have been looking at the subject of firefighting and what should be done to assist firefighting efforts. In part 44 of this series, LWF discussed the regulations in England and Wales relating to internal access for the Fire Service. In part 45, we will talk about the necessity for and design of firefighting shafts in buildings.Firefighting shafts provide...

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Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Underground Locations - Part 78

Posted by LWF: 03/06/2019 14:01

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 77, LWF discussed the safe storage and disposal of dangerous substances and care in explosive atmospheres. In part 78, we will look at fire precautions in underground locations.Underground locations are subject to some specific fire safety considerations that above ground locations are not. It is much easier...

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Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Community Fire Safety - Part 4

Posted by LWF: 03/06/2019 13:53

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 3, we looked at how government campaigns over the last 50 years have had a positive impact, alongside the now-formalised activities of the Fire Service to bring fire safety education and tools such as smoke alarms into people’s homes. In part 5, we...

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Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - External Access for the Fire Service - Part 44

Posted by LWF: 03/06/2019 13:15

In LWF’s Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others in the building design business, we have been looking at firefighting. In part 43, the issue of external access requirements for a building was discussed and it was ascertained that the external access provisions for a building should not be reliant on a prescriptive percentage of building area, but rather planned to work alongside the internal access requirements for the individual fire attack plan. In...

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Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Dangerous Substances Storage & Disposal - Part 77

Posted by LWF: 28/05/2019 15:45

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 76, LWF discussed waste management from a fire prevention point of view and it was noted that the safe storage of waste was a primary concern. In part 77, we will look at the safe storage and disposal of dangerous substances and care in explosive atmospheres, before looking...

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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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