Lawrence Webster Forrest (LWF), Fire Engineering and Fire Risk Management Consultants
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Freephone: 0800 410 1130
E-mail: fire@lwf.co.uk

Management & Procedures

EVACUATION PROCEDURES

The requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RR(FS)O)  or the installation of a new fire alarm system within your premises may provide an opportunity for the review or formalisation of emergency evacuation procedures. It is often possible to tailor procedures to minimise disruption during fire drills and false alarms and to maximise the potential offered by the technology of fire alarm systems.

LWF are able to undertake on your behalf:

  • Review your building occupancy, use and relevant fire systems.
  • Compile and publish emergency evacuation procedures.
  • Prepare definitive evacuation floor plan drawings of your premises with associated fire notices.
  • Negotiation on your behalf with the fire brigade.
  • Train your staff to cope with their varied responsibilities during an evacuation.

SALVAGE PROCEDURES

Many premises contain valuable contents. These may take the form of artefacts, as would be the case for museums, art galleries and the like, or valuable records on for which your business depends for its continued well being.

LWF are able to undertake on your behalf:

  • The identification of a prioritised salvage list.
  • Identify salvage procedures without compromising the means of escape within your premises.
  • Prepare, on your behalf, salvage drawings including the identification of places of safety.

DISASTER PLANNING

Often evacuation and salvage procedures are not enough to safeguard the continuity of a business function. Planning for disasters other than fire, including the security implications of an event, damaged valuables protection and conservation, dealing with the emergency services and media, providing for alternative premises and management systems, all form part of a comprehensive disaster plan for your organisation.

LWF are able to undertake on your behalf:

  • Preparation of a disaster plan, compiled specifically to protect your business function, taking into account your insurers’ requirements.
Call with your requirements, we'll be happy to help. Tel. 0800 410 1130.


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To discuss any of our services please call Freephone 0800 410 1130 or email fire@lwf.co.uk

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FIRE SAFETY BLOGS

  • 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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