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Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Firefighting & External Water Supplies - Part 28

Posted by LWF: 18/02/2019 14:19

In LWF’s fire engineering blog series for Architects and others in the building design business, we have been talking about firefighting and the necessary provisions that should be made to support the Fire Service upon their attendance at a fire. In part 27, we looked at the provision of sufficient additional water for use after the on-board supply in the pump was exhausted. In part 28, the necessity to assess the required flow from water...

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Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Venting of Basements - Part 62

Posted by LWF: 18/02/2019 14:09

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 61, LWF considered the effects of smoke on basement levels and the use of venting. In part 62 of this series, we will look at the mechanical extraction of smoke from basement levels and the construction of outlet ducts and shafts, before introducing the forthcoming overview of HTM...

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Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Insurers & Property Protection - Part 9

Posted by LWF: 18/02/2019 14:00

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 property protection and the role of the insurer. In part 8 of this series, we looked at how the Monopolies Commission produced a report which abolished the tariff system used by Fire Insurers and the Fire Officers Committee (FOC) in its previous form ceased to exist with the...

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Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Firefighting & External Water Supplies - Part 27

Posted by LWF: 12/02/2019 11:32

In LWF’s Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others in the building design business, we have been looking at fire safety engineering. In part 26, we looked at how the choice of fire hydrant can affect the efficiency of delivery and by working out the additional time required to prime an underground hydrant when compared to a pillar hydrant with instantaneous couplings, it was established there could be as much as 2 minutes delay...

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Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Venting of Basements - Part 61

Posted by LWF: 12/02/2019 11:20

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 60 of this series, the placement of fire hydrants in relation to hospital buildings was discussed. In part 61, we will look at the effects of smoke on basement levels and the use of venting.A fire which starts in a basement or involves a basement level causes...

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

    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

    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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  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Insurers & Property Protection - Part 14

    LWF’s blog series for those who work in Facilities Management, or who have an interest in or responsibility for fire safety has been looking at the impact of the insurer on property protection from fire. In part 13, while acknowledging there are significant areas of overlap between life safety and property protection measures, we began to look at those areas where measures taken to protect property from fire would not benefit life safety aims, and...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Firefighting & Internal Water Supplies - Part 32

    In LWF’s Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others involved in the building design business, we have been looking at fire safety engineering and, most recently, firefighting. In part 31, we looked at the recommendations made regarding water capacity for any open water used for firefighting purposes and discussed relaying water to the place of fire origin. In part 32, we look at internal water supplies designed for the purpose of firefighting.Fire mains...

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  • Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Fire Safety Policies - Part 66

    In LWF’s 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 65, LWF considered some of the many important elements when considering general fire safety in a healthcare building, including the provision of alternative escape routes and the potentially unpredictable nature of human behaviour in a fire situation. In part 66, we look at fire safety policies.Clearly-defined fire...

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Case Studies

Duke of York, Victoria Street, London
The Duke of York is a busy pub in central London, used by commuters and theatre-goers alike.  In 2013, the pub was demolished in order to facilitate the London Underground Victoria Station Upgrad...

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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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