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

City Apartment Building: AS 3745-2010: Evacuation Diagrams

AUST – Emergency Plan was requested by an apartment building’s Corporation Manager to provide the necessary emergency plan and evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’, The building is a 2 storeys high. Corporation Managers and unit holders must realise that any building works under a building approval occurring in the building that offsets the information contained in the evacuation diagrams,or emergency procedures, requires the evacuation diagram to be upgraded and reissued expeditiously. The client requested the evacuation diagrams to be provided in A4 size and in landscape presentation, an example of which follows: (Note:

Evacuation Exercise: Trial Evacuations: When Things Go Wrong

Work Place Safety Assessors advise that observing trial evacuations (evacuation exercise) from facilities there has been plenty of opportunity to witness interesting incidents. ‘Facilities’ can refer to a wide range of buildings such as office blocks, factories, warehouses, hotels and schools.  Many of these incidents are revealing, in that the evacuations were stressful,  inspiring or educational. Trial evacuations are valuable for working out if emergency response equipment works the way it is supposed to and if people know how to use it. Here are some good examples: In a school with an EWIS (SSIS) system, the wardens were asked to use the Warden

NSW – Emergency Plan advises that property managers should not rely on the report from their annual evacuation exercise under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ to ensure the paths of travel to exits are clear. This may not prove adequate to satisfy the requirements of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation (EPAR). The Regulations require building owners to confirm on their Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS) that the building has been inspected by a properly qualified person and was found…to be in a position that did not disclose any grounds for a prosecution under Division 7 (which covers Paths of Travel). An evacuation response exercise under AS 3745 is an

Symbols: Evacuation Signs: Building Fire Safety Regulations 2008: Emgerency Plan

QLD – Emergency Plan advises that the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) requires the occupier of a building to display evacuation fire procedures for safely evacuating the building in the event of a fire or hazardous materials emergency by way of evacuation signs/evacuation diagrams. Such information is expected to be provided through the display of Evacuation Signs – Evacuation Diagrams that comprise a pictorial representation of a floor or area (Evacuation Diagram) and other relevant emergency and evacuation information (Evacuation Sign) as prescribed by the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR). The Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) also

Multi-level Residential Building Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan was requested by a residential property owner to prepare an emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for their multi-storey apartment building under AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities'. Since the same owner or tenants were due to be in residence for a period of time (unlike a hotel where guests would only stay for a night or two), the appointed building surveyor (private certifier) at the time, did not specify the requirement to have an evacuation diagram attached to the inside face of each apartment door. Hotel type buildings however, should have evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs

Fire and Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan: AS 3745

NSW – Emergency Plan advises that property managers should not rely on the report from their annual evacuation exercise under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ to ensure the paths of travel to exits are clear. This may not prove adequate to satisfy the requirements of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation (EPAR). The Regulations require building owners to confirm on their Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS) that the building has been inspected by a properly qualified person and was found…to be in a position that did not disclose any grounds for a prosecution under Division 7 (which covers

Symbols: Evacuation Signs: Building Fire Safety Regulations 2008: Emgerency Plan

QLD - Emergency Plan advises that the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) requires the occupier of a building to display evacuation fire procedures for safely evacuating the building in the event of a fire or hazardous materials emergency by way of evacuation signs/evacuation diagrams. Such information is expected to be provided through the display of Evacuation Signs - Evacuation Diagrams that comprise a pictorial representation of a floor or area (Evacuation Diagram) and other relevant emergency and evacuation information (Evacuation Sign) as prescribed by the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR). The Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) also

Multi-Level Office Building: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745 – 2010: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan was approached by a property manager of a multi-storey office building containing a number of basements requesting us to update the obsolete emergency plan and evacuation diagrams in accordance with AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities'. We provided the emergency plan documentation as well as the evacuation diagrams to each level orientated to suit each location on the floor relative to “You Are Here”. Training for all required entities, i.e. Emergency Planning Committee, Emergency Control Organisation, Emergency Response Exercise, Chief Warden and Occupant was carried out on site. The client as part of their emergency planning requested the evacuation

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

AUST - Emergency Plan provided the owner of a large food processing factory with the emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for a part 2 storey building under AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities'. All of the building's emergency procedures and evacuation diagrams did not comply with the new 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 be re-assessed against potential changes that have