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).
- ‘You are here’ signage
- The route from the ‘you are here’ location
- Each exit of the building
- The location of communication equipment including Warden Intercommunication Points (WIP’s), Manual Call Points (MCP’s), Emergency Call Points (ECP’s) and main panels/controls for occupant warning equipment
- The location of fire fighting appliances including extinguishers, blankets, fire hose reels and hydrants
- The designated assembly area outside the building
- The route from each exit to the assembly area
For symbols not nominated in BFSR 2008, AS 3745 – 2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ evacuation sign / evacuation diagram symbols are to be used.
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