AUST – Emergency Plan advises that the Building Code of Australia (BCA) contains a number of provisions that require warning signs (essential safety measures) to be installed in a building. A building owner and manager must be aware that a number of Australian Standards applicable to buildings also carry provisions requiring certain signs to be installed and maintained. Warning signs are nominated by the building surveyor or building certifier in the essential safety measures determination/ schedule.

AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ relies on these signs placed in buildings to contribute to safe egress from a building in an emergency. The Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) in Queensland also relies on these signs to afford safe egress in an emergency… (more)