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 Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Firefighting & Internal Water Supplies - Part 32

    In LWF’s Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others involved in the building design business, we have been looking at fire safety engineering and, most recently, firefighting. In part 31, we looked at the recommendations made regarding water capacity for any open water used for firefighting purposes and discussed relaying water to the place of fire origin. In part 32, we look at internal water supplies designed for the purpose of firefighting.Fire mains...

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  • Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Fire Safety Policies - Part 66

    In LWF’s blog series for healthcare professionals, our aim is to give information on best practice of fire safety in hospitals and other healthcare premises. In part 65, LWF considered some of the many important elements when considering general fire safety in a healthcare building, including the provision of alternative escape routes and the potentially unpredictable nature of human behaviour in a fire situation. In part 66, we look at fire safety policies.Clearly-defined fire...

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  • Facilities Management & Fire Safety - Insurers & Property Protection - 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 role of insurers in property protection. In part 12, we looked at the increase of liability insurance which coincided with the introduction of the Employers’ Liability Act – designed to put into place a system whereby a person injured at work could claim against his employer for...

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  • Fire Engineering Design and Risk Assessment - Firefighting & External Water Supplies - Part 31

    In LWF’s Fire Engineering blog series for Architects and others in the building design business, we have been looking at the subject of fire safety engineering and most recently, firefighting. In part 30, we considered additional external water supplies which may be used instead of hydrants. In part 31, we discuss capacities and water relay.

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  • Fire Safety for Healthcare Premises - Fire Safety Measures for Healthcare Buildings - Part 65

    In LWF’s blog series for healthcare professionals, our aim is to give information on best practice of fire safety in hospitals and other healthcare premises. In part 64, LWF discussed the threat to life, continued treatment and the loss of potentially expensive equipment if a fire was to occur and stated the fact that active and passive fire protection methods, as well as fire prevention must be of the utmost importance to healthcare venues. In...

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Case Studies

Duke of York, Victoria Street, London
The Duke of York is a busy pub in central London, used by commuters and theatre-goers alike.  In 2013, the pub was demolished in order to facilitate the London Underground Victoria Station Upgrad...

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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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