AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors are asked by clients why we have to comply with AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’? Except for Tasmania’s General Fire Regulations 2010, no other State or Territory regulatory control system directly nominates AS 3745-2010 for compliance.

Building owners, employers, property managers, facility managers, owners, corporation and tenants all have various statutory requirements to comply with their State’s Work Health & Safety legislation or Occupational Work Health & Safety Legislation in providing a safe work environment for employees and visitors to the premises.

Across Australia, WHS and OHS legislation specifies obligations and responsibilities for all stakeholders. Significant financial penalties apply for non-compliance and in some cases criminal proceedings are brought on by an authority.

The following legislation table specifies criteria that places obligations on various stakeholders.

State Legislation
ACT Work Health and Safety Act 2011
NSW Work Health and Safety Act 2011
NT Workplace Health and Safety Implementation Act 2011
QLD Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011
SA Work Health and Safety Act 2012
VIC Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004
WA Occupational Health and Safety Act 1984

Most stakeholders across Australia adopt AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ as the bench mark to show authorities/ courts they are complying with their responsibilities under WHS/OHS legislation by adopting AS 3745-2010.

When implementing AS 3745-2010 stakeholders prepare the necessary emergency plan and evacuation diagrams. The following is an example of an evacuation diagram for an apartment building:

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 evacuation procedures.