AUST – Hendry was commissioned by the property manager to prepare the evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) for an existing multi-level basement car park under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. The client’s emergency plan and evacuation diagrams or evacuation signs were outdated to the extent that they did not include new requirements with AS 3745. The emergency plan and evacuation diagrams needed a complete revision to comply with the new provisions in AS 3745-2010. Building owners, property managers and tenants should realise that any building works occurring in the building that offsets the information contained on the evacuation diagrams or emergency procedures, requires the evacuation diagrams to be upgraded and re-issued. The client requested the evacuation diagrams to be provided in A3 size and in landscape presentation, and 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 and then followed by AS 3745-2010 for the symbols – indicators not included in the BFSR).