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

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. 020 8668 8663.


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To discuss any of our services please call 020 8668 8663 or email fire@lwf.co.uk

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FIRE SAFETY BLOGS

  • Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Vertical Escape - Part 23

    In LWF’s blog series for healthcare professionals, we look to give information on best practice in fire safety for hospitals and other healthcare premises. In part 22 of this series, we looked at the issue of vertical escape in relation to stairways and ascertained that in effect, all stairways in a hospital must be considered escape stairways as they would be used for escape in case of fire. In part 23, we will continue looking...

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  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Inspection, Testing and Maintenance - Part 1

    In LWF’s blog series for Facilities Managers or those with an interest in or responsibility for fire safety, we aim to give an overview of best practice and methods of applying or maintaining fire prevention provision. In part 1, the importance of inspection, testing and maintenance of fire protection measures is discussed.Once fire protection measures are installed in a building, it would be comforting to think that they were simply waiting in case they...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Foam Proportioning - Part 4

    In LWF’s fire engineering blog series for Architects and others in the building design business, we have been looking at fire suppression systems and in particular, foam systems. In part 3, it was ascertained that foam proportioning is the means by which foam concentrate is mixed with water at the necessary ratio. An overview of inductors (also known as line proportioners) was given. In...

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  • Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Vertical Escape - Part 22

    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 21 of this series, LWF looked at the necessary considerations of hospital streets and escape route widths. In part 22, we will look at vertical escape using stairways.While it is possible for organisations to denote certain staircases as escape stairs (and therefore, certain staircases are not classed...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Foam Systems - Part 3

    In LWF’s Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others in the building design business, we have been looking at fire suppression systems and, in particular, foam concentrate systems. In part 2, we began an overview of the different types of foam concentrate and part 3 will continue from that point before discussing foam proportioning.Synthetic, or high expansion foam is produced from detergents and, as a result, can produce great quantities of ‘bubbles’ making...

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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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