QLD – Hendry was requested by a client to prepare evacuation signs/evacuation diagrams and a fire and evacuation plan for their existing large grease plant factory under the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR).
The client’s fire and evacuation plan (emergency plan) and evacuation signs/evacuation diagrams were outdated to the extent that they did not include recent alterations. The fire evacuation plan needed a complete revision to comply with the provisions of BFSR. Building owners and tenants must realise that any building works occurring in the building that offsets the information contained on the evacuation signs (evacuation diagrams), requires the evacuation signs to be upgraded and re-issued expeditiously. The BFSR requires building owners, property owners, property and body corporate managers to provide in each facility an Evacuation Coordination Procedures (Emergency Response Procedures) to be retained on site in hard copy with other fire safety documentation including the Fire and Evacuation Plan (Emergency Plan) and evacuation signs (evacuation diagrams).
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 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).