Workplace Health and Safety Act: Evacuation Signs: BFSR: Emergency Plan

QLD – Hendry reports that under the Workplace Health and Safety Act, an employer must ensure that, in the event of an emergency at any place of work at which the employer’s undertaking is conducted, arrangements (such as evacuation signs/ evacuation diagrams) have been made for the safe and rapid evacuation of persons from the place of work. Furthermore, details of the arrangements for any such evacuation are kept on display in an appropriate location or locations at the place of work. AS 3745 – 2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities is designed to suit the requirements. As part of

Large Grease Plant: Evacuation Signs: Emergency Plan

QLD – Hendry was requested by a client to prepare evacuation signs/evacuation diagrams and a fire and evacuation plan for their existing large grease plant factory under the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR). The client’s fire and evacuation plan (emergency plan) and evacuation signs/evacuation diagrams were outdated to the extent that they did not include recent alterations. The fire evacuation plan needed a complete revision to comply with the provisions of BFSR. Building owners and tenants must realise that any building works occurring in the building that offsets the information contained on the evacuation signs (evacuation diagrams), requires the evacuation signs

QLD – Fire Safety Installations Audit: Building Audit

QLD – HENDRY building certifiers provide a complete and independent fire safety installation audit and reporting service on fire safety installations to suit clients’ buildings. A fire safety installation audit enables property managers and building owners to have the assurance that their building are safe and meet their fire safety installation audit obligations under Building Fire Safety Regulations 2008 (BFSR) leading to the signing of the Annual Occupiers Statement… (more) Building Legislation Table Refer to our Building Legislation Table for further information on the building control process and fire safety advisors. Further Advice For building surveying consultancy advice please contact our closest HENDRY office by clicking here.http://www.buildingaudit.com.au/?p=2307http://www.buildingaudit.com.au/?p=2307http://www.buildingaudit.com.au/?p=2307http://www.buildingaudit.com.au/?p=2307

Emergency Plan: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745-2010Emergency Plan: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745-2010

AUST - Emergency Plan advises that across Australia AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ now requires evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) to be prepared in accordance with the new provisions as set out in the standard. The standard has been extensively updated relative to symbols, sizes and options for the design/ assessor to implement on an evacuation diagram. Queensland building owners and occupiers must be mindful that the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR)incorporates its own emergency plan and evacuation sign requirements. Evacuation signs must first of all be prepared with the BFSR provisions in mind and then adopt the AS 3745-2010 provisions where the BFSR does not comment. The following evacuation diagram (evacuation sign) is a typical representation

Large Laboratory Building: Evacuation

QLD – Hendry was appointed by the proprietor of a business which incorporates laboratory testing to prepare the evacuation signs/evacuation diagrams for a new large laboratory building. New evacuation coordination procedures were prepared in accordance with the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ now requires the Emergency Planning Committee to nominate a validation date for the evacuation diagrams (that is, the date upon which the evacuation diagrams must be re-assessed against potential changes that have occurred to the building or AS 3745-2010). Those responsible for the safety of the occupants must realise that any

Multi-Story Building: Basement Carpark: Evacuation Diagrams

AUST – Emergency Plan was requested by a property manager to prepare an emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for their multi-storey buildings basement carpark under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. The client’s emergency plan and evacuation diagrams were outdated and the emergency plan needed a complete revision to comply with AS 3745-2010. Building owners and tenants should realise that any building works occurring in the building that offsets the information contained on the evacuation diagrams or emergency procedures, requires the evacuation diagrams to be upgraded and re-issued expeditiously under AS 3745-2010. The client requested the evacuation diagrams to

BFSR: Prescribed Fire Safety Installations: Mandatory: Critical Defect Reporting

QLD - Essential Property Services advises commercial building owners, managers and contractors that specialist maintenance contractors servicing and maintaining fire safety installations must notify the building occupier or managing entity of any critical defect with prescribed fire safety installations. In accordance with part 53 of the Building Fire Safety Regulations 2008, and the Queensland Development Code (QDC), it is mandatory for specialist maintenance contractors or responsible persons to notify commercial building occupiers of a critical defect affecting the fire systems (prescribed fire safety installations) they maintain and test. Occupiers also have obligations under the QDC. Definition of a Critical Defect                                                                                            

Evacuation Diagrams for Rooms in a Multi-Storey Hotel Building: AS 3745-2010

AUST – Emergency Plan was commissioned by the General Manager of a hotel to prepare the necessary emergency plan and hotel room evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ for an existing multi-storey hotel building. The building contained various tenancies at ground level and hotel rooms above. The building had superseded emergency procedures and evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) that did not comply with the current provisions of AS 3745-2010. Minor building works had also occurred that required the evacuation diagrams to be updated.AS 3745 now requires the Emergency Planning Committee to nominate a validation date for the evacuation diagrams (that is, the date upon which the evacuation diagrams must

Occupant Training: First Response Evacuation Instructions: BFSR

QLD - Emergency Plan advises that the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) details mandatory requirements to deal with a fire or hazardous materials emergency, and one of the specific requirements of the BFSR 2008 is the provision of First Response Evacuation Instructions for the building, by the occupier of the building, to each person working in the building at intervals of not more than 2 years… (more) Work Health Safety Legislation Refer to our Work Health Safety Legislation Table for further statutory information on safe occupation of a building including evacuation signs and fire safety advisors. Further Advice For safe occupation of a building advice please contact our closest Emergency Plan office

Factory Building: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Diagrams

QLD – Emergency Plan was appointed by the business owner of a truck repair factory to prepare the evacuation diagrams and an emergency plan for an allotment containing four buildings. The building’s emergency plan, evacuation coordination procedures and evacuation signs did not comply with the provisions of AS 3745-2010. Building works under a building approval had also occurred, requiring the evacuation signs to be updated. AS 3745 now requires the Emergency Planning Committee to nominate a validation date for the evacuation signs (that is, the date upon which the evacuation signs must be re-assessed against potential changes that have occurred to the building or AS 3745-2010). Managers responsible for the safety of the occupants should realise that any