AUST – Emergency Plan was commissioned by a facilities manager to prepare the necessary emergency plan and evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ for an existing 2 storey office building with an attached warehouse. Building owners and tenants should realise that any building works occurring in the building that offsets the information contained on the evacuation diagram (evacuation signs) or emergency procedures requires the evacuation diagrams to be upgraded and re-issued expeditiously. The client requested the evacuation diagrams to be provided in A3 size and in landscape presentation, an example of which follows:
(Note: Various symbols and indicators on evacuation signs under the BFSR and Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) vary to those nominated in AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. If the client requested dual compliance with BFSR and AS 3745-2010, then BFSR symbols would take precedence and then followed by AS 3745-2010 for the symbols – indicators not included in the BFSR).
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