Lawrence Webster Forrest (LWF), Fire Engineering and Fire Risk Management Consultants
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Lawrence Webster Forrest
Legion House
Lower Road
Kenley
Surrey
CR8 5NH

Tel: +44 (0)20 8668 8663 Fax: +44 (0)20 8668 8583
E-mail: fire@lwf.co.uk

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Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - External Fire Spread - Part 50

Posted by LWF: 27/11/2018 15:14

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 49 of this series, we began to look at the space separation of buildings to avoid the passage of fire from one building to the next. In part 50, we continue on that subject.As indicated in the previous blog, where a healthcare building is over 12 metres...

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Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Fire Safety Engineering & the Prescriptive Approach - Part 7

Posted by LWF: 27/11/2018 14:59

In LWFs 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 the concept of fire safety engineering. In part 6, we looked at BS 7974 and the practice directions associated with the standard. In part 7, we continue looking at BS 7974 and the framework it provides to achieve an engineered approach to fire safety in buildings.

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Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Firefighting & Hose Reels - Part 15

Posted by LWF: 22/11/2018 11:23

In LWF’s fire engineering blog series for Architects and others in the building design business, we have been discussing firefighting, both from the point of view of the Fire Service and the occupants of a building where a fire starts. In part 14, the distinct types of hose reel were detailed and in part 15, we continue looking at hose reels by examining the operating methods which can be encountered.Hose reels can be either...

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Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - External Fire Spread - Part 49

Posted by LWF: 22/11/2018 11:16

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 48 of this series, we began to look at the potential for external fire spread and how the construction of the building(s) should take into account the possibility of fire spread from one area of a building to another or from one building to another. In part 49,...

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Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Fire Safety Engineering & The Prescriptive Approach - Part 6

Posted by LWF: 22/11/2018 11:00

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 fire safety engineering. In part 5, we examined what might be described as the advantages of fire safety engineering over a prescriptive approach, culminating in the conclusion that fire engineering solutions aim to achieve the fire safety objectives involved, without following a prescriptive code of practice. In part...

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FIRE SAFETY BLOGS

  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Firefighting & External Water Supplies - Part 24

    In LWF’s fire engineering blog series for Architects and other professionals involved in building design, we have been looking at firefighting and, most recently, the provisions that should be made for the Fire Service to attend and put out a fire. In part 23, we looked at the requirements and recommendations relating to the provision of fire hydrants and we continue from that point in part 24.The original standards for the installation of water...

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  • Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Access & Facilities for the Fire Service - Part 58

    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 57 of this series, LWF looked at what access and facilities must be provided for the Fire Service attending a fire at a healthcare venue. In part 58, we will continue from that point by looking at the number and location of fire-fighting shafts required in those healthcare...

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  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Insurers & Property Protection - Part 5

    In LWF’s blog series for those professionals 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 4, some of the history that led to property insurance from fire was given and in part 5, we will continue looking at how different the early insurers could be from what we know today.While the...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Firefighting & External Water Supplies - Part 23

    In LWFs fire engineering blog series for Architects and others involved in building design, we have been looking at the subject of firefighting. In part 22, we gave information on some of the regulations and guidance documents which deal with the issue of provision of fire hydrants. In part 23, we continue from that point by looking at who should provide them and where they should be placed in relation to the building.

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  • Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Access & Facilities for the Fire Service - Part 57

    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 56 of this series, LWF spent time looking at the access required by Fire and Rescue Service vehicles to healthcare buildings not fitted with fire mains. In part 57, LWF will continue looking at those measures which should be taken to ensure the Fire Service has access to...

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Case Studies

The Wohl Neuroscience Institute - Fire Safety, Strategy & Engineering
Key Facts: Client: King’s Clinical Neuroscience Institute Project Manager: MACE Ltd Designers: Devereux Architects/Allies and Morrison Approximate Size: 7,400m2 Description of the Project:...

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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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