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 Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Compartmentation & Life Safety - Part 5

    In LWF’s Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others working in the building design business, we have been discussing compartmentation. In part 4 of this series, the ways in which compartmentation supports life safety functions in a fire situation were summarised. In part 5, we look at the ways the issue of compartmentation and life safety is covered in the national building regulations, before looking at the spread of fire. 

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  • Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Compartmentation & Fire Hazard Rooms and Areas - Part 39

    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 38 of this series, the importance of fire stopping the joints between fire separating elements such as walls and any openings was discussed. In part 39, we will continue in that area by looking at fire hazard rooms and areas.While most types of buildings require the protection...

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  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Content of Fire Training - Part 13

    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 necessity for staff training and fire drills. In part 12 we looked at the implications of committing to fire safety training in a business or organisation in terms of time commitment. In part 13, the necessary content of the fire safety training sessions is outlined. All comprehensive...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Maintenance of Compartmentation - Part 4

    In LWF’s Fire Engineering blogs for Architects and others who work in the building design business, we have been looking at compartmentation of buildings to avoid fire spread from the compartment of fire origin to any other area. In part 3 of this series, the fire-resisting performance of elements which go into comprising a fire-resistant compartment was discussed. In part 4, we discuss how a compartment’s integrity is only as good as its ongoing maintenance,...

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  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Staff Training & Fire Drills - Part 12

    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 staff training and fire drills. In part 11 of this series, methods of training were discussed and in part 12, we will continue from that point to discuss the practicalities of who should receive training and how it should be organised.Adequate fire training should be given 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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