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Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Firefighting & Rising Water Mains - Part 35

Posted by LWF: 09/04/2019 11:50

In LWF’s Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others in the building design business, we have been looking at those provisions which can be made to assist firefighting in case of a fire. In part 34, we commenced looking at wet rising mains and noted that while they can be permanently connected to water mains, it is more common to see the systems connected to a water tank with a pump or gravity feed,...

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Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Fire Safety & Staffing Levels - Part 69

Posted by LWF: 09/04/2019 11:43

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 68, LWF discussed staffing levels in terms of fire safety and the importance of the staff in attendance having sufficient fire safety training. In part 69, we will continue looking at staffing levels and fire safety concerns.The management of any healthcare venue must consider and agree what...

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Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Insurers & Property Protection - Part 16

Posted by LWF: 09/04/2019 11:34

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 the impact of insurers on fire safety and property protection. In part 15 of this series, we looked at those areas of fire protection and fire safety which are considerably more important to a building’s insurer, rather than from a life safety point of view. In part 16,...

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Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Firefighting & Rising Water Mains - Part 34

Posted by LWF: 01/04/2019 14:43

In LWFs Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others in the building design business, we have been looking at those provisions which can be made to assist firefighting in case of a fire. In part 33, we began to look at dry mains in terms of what they consist of, as well as what standards BS 5041 recommends for the purpose. In part 35, we will continue looking at dry mains from the point...

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Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Fire Safety Measures & Staffing Levels - Part 68

Posted by LWF: 01/04/2019 14:32

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 67, LWF considered fire safety policy issues including how and when staff fire training should be delivered, it was noted that a staff member moving to a new ward or section of the same building should receive updated training on the evacuation procedure for that area on their...

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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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