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Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Assessment of landing valve locations - Part 40

Posted by LWF: 07/05/2019 14:34

In LWF’s Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others in the building design business, we have been looking at how the placement of landing valve locations should be assessed and decided upon. In part 39, LWF discussed a 2004 study commissioned by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) named Physiological assessment of firefighting, search and rescue in the built environment. Fire Research Technical Report 2/2005, and the correlation between the distance firefighters...

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Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Firefighting & Rising Water Mains - Part 38

Posted by LWF: 29/04/2019 14:34

In LWF’s fire engineering blog series for architects and others in the building design business, we have been talking about firefighting and rising water mains in buildings. In part 37, we looked at the parameters to be considered when deciding where internal mains and landing valves should be located in a building with a rising main. Part 38 will continue from that point.While the main recommendations given in guidance documents

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Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises- Fire Safety Audits - Part 72

Posted by LWF: 29/04/2019 14:27

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 71, we began to look at the fire safety audit and what it should comprise. In part 72, we will continue to look at those areas which should be addressed during a fire safety audit of healthcare premises and how they should be completed by a competent person...

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Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Business Continuity Insurance - Part 19

Posted by LWF: 29/04/2019 14:20

LWF’s blog series for those who work in facilities management or who have a responsibility for or an interest in fire safety has been looking how the insurance industry has influenced fire safety precautions and guidance in business. In part 18, we discussed the changing landscape of business in the 1970s, with the introduction of electronics and data storage. In part 19, we will discuss how businesses can protect themselves against interruption from fire. While...

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Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Fire Safety Audits - Part 71

Posted by LWF: 23/04/2019 15:38

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 70, LWF looked at the difference between an annual audit of fire precautions, including management systems, staffing, compliance issues and resourcing, and a fire risk assessment as required by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) order of 2005. In part 71, we will continue to look at the fire...

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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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