Emergency Planning Blog

Emergency Control Organisation… out of sight, out of mind.

AUST - We are noticing when introduced to new clients that their Emergency Control Organisation is almost non-existent and not performing the required functions as required under the standard. This places the building owner, property / facility manager and tenant at risk. Property owners and managers should ensure buildings, structures

Work Health and Safety Legislation: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

NSW – Hendry reports that under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, an employer must ensure that, in the event of an emergency at any place of work at which the employer’s undertaking is conducted, arrangements (such as evacuation diagrams) have been made for the safe and rapid evacuation of

Workplace Health and Safety Act: Evacuation Signs: BFSR: Emergency Plan

QLD – Hendry reports that under the Workplace Health and Safety Act, an employer must ensure that, in the event of an emergency at any place of work at which the employer’s undertaking is conducted, arrangements (such as evacuation signs/ evacuation diagrams) have been made for the safe and rapid

Training: First Attack Fire Fighting: Emergency Plan

AUST - Hendry advises that whilst modern buildings are being built higher, they still need to maintain safety standards for the occupants. As well as AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’, one of the basic safety measures that still forms part of this safety network is the provision of fire

Property Managers and AS 3745-2010

VIC – Hendry advises building owners and property managers of multi-tenanted buildings of their duty of care under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 to provide a safe work place to tenants, visitors and tradespeople. This duty of care extends to a procedure to respond to emergencies (AS 3745-2010), and

Large Grease Plant: Evacuation Signs: Emergency Plan

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 The client’s fire and evacuation plan (emergency plan) and evacuation signs/evacuation diagrams were outdated to the extent

Grammar School Boatshed: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST - Hendry provided the owner a metropolitan Grammar School of a boatshed with an emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for a part 2 storey building under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. The building’s emergency control procedures and evacuation diagrams were not up to date and did not comply with

Misleading Exits: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs

AUST – Emergency Plan audits have revealed misleading exits marked on evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs). The latest version of AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ details the requirements of evacuation diagrams/evacuation signs required to alert occupants of essential safety measures in their building. These evacuation signs, also known as

Multi-Storey Hotel Building: Emergency Plan: Evacuation Diagrams

AUST – Emergency Plan was commissioned by the General Manager of a major hotel to prepare the necessary emergency plan and evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ for an existing multi-storey hotel building. The building contained various tenancies at ground level and hotel rooms

Large Laboratory Building: Evacuation

QLD – Hendry was appointed by the proprietor of a business which incorporates laboratory testing to prepare the evacuation signs/evacuation diagrams for a new large laboratory building. New evacuation coordination procedures were prepared in accordance with the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’

Leases: Emergency Plan: Emergency Response Procedures: AS 3745-2010

AUST - Hendry advises that property owners and managers should ensure that leases not only cover the safety of occupants in an emergency, but also include emergency plan and emergency response procedures obligations for occupants to participate in emergency planning as required by AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. Emergency

Liability: Emergency Planning Committee: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ contains legal obligations that concern people involved in emergency preparedness (as members of the Emergency Planning Committee and Emergency Control Organisation) and involves the statement regarding legal liability. Clause 2.1.3 in AS 3745-2002 states: “Both the Emergency

Shortfalls: Existing Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan assessors have been noticing a number of significant shortfalls when viewing existing evacuation diagrams and evacuation signs. On a number of occasions we have been commissioned by clients to either review existing evacuation diagrams or prepare an emergency plan with the necessary evacuation diagrams/evacuation signs. It is

City Apartment Building: AS 3745-2010: Evacuation Diagrams

AUST – Emergency Plan was requested by an apartment building’s Corporation Manager to provide the necessary emergency plan and evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’, The building is a 2 storeys high. Corporation Managers and unit holders must realise that any building works under

Guide to Emergency Plan Development: AS 3745-2010

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that the revised Standard AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ includes some new requirements of building owners and occupants to provide an emergency plan and serves as a best practice standard for ensuring workplace safety in emergency conditions. Some States such as Queensland already

Victorian Schools: Bushfire Preparedness: Emergency Plan

VIC - Emergency Plan advise that in preparation for the impending 'bushfire' season, schools across Victoria are reviewing and/or implementing current processes and procedures to ensure readiness amongst staff and students. After the 2009 'Black Saturday' bushfires, specific bushfire safeguards for schools were introduced. The Victorian Registration Qualifications Authority (VRQA)

Emergency Occupant Training: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that if there is one thing that AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ emphasises, it is the interaction of elements in dealing successfully with emergencies. The AS 3745-2010 Standard highlights how buildings elements, essential safety measures and occupant training need to work together to

Multi-Story Building: Basement Carpark: Evacuation Diagrams

AUST – Emergency Plan was requested by a property manager to prepare an emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for their multi-storey buildings basement carpark under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. The client’s emergency plan and evacuation diagrams were outdated and the emergency plan needed a complete revision to

AS 3745-2010: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan has observed that many occupiers of buildings have set up emergency response procedures, evacuation diagrams, training wardens in the emergency control organisation and carrying out evacuation exercises. Often these evacuation exercises have shown how little occupants know about the emergency procedures, despite the requirement of the previous standard, AS 3745-2002,

AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan Compliance Package

VIC – Emergency Plan advises that employers know they have a responsibility to provide a safe work place for their employees including during emergencies. This is a requirement under state based Occupational Health & Safety Legislation. Building owners also have a duty of care to make sure that occupants and visitors are

Evacuation Diagrams for Rooms in a Multi-Storey Hotel Building: AS 3745-2010

AUST – Emergency Plan was commissioned by the General Manager of a hotel to prepare the necessary emergency plan and hotel room evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ for an existing multi-storey hotel building. The building contained various tenancies at ground level and hotel rooms above. The building had superseded

Master Emergency Control Point: Chief Warden: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises most emergency response procedures under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ include the expectation that in an emergency, (and if safe to do so), the Chief Warden will proceed to the master emergency control point and take control of the emergency, and utilise the sound

Emergency Response Services: AS 4083 – 2010 April 16, 2015HENDRY

TAS – Emergency Plan advises that health care facilities are a unique environment with specialist staff and occupants with special needs. AS 4083 – 2010 Planning for emergencies – Health care facilities, provides guidelines to assist in the prevention, preparation for and mitigation of the impact of emergencies. AS 4083

Fire Safety Management Plan: Budget Accommodation Building: Emergency Plan

QLD – Emergency Plan advises building owners, proprietors and managers of budget accommodation buildings under the Building Act 1975, a building development application for accommodation buildings must be accompanied by a fire safety management plan that will, after the building works carried out, comply with the Fire and Rescues Service

Emergency Plan Overview: AS 3745

NSW – Emergency Plan advises that an emergency plan developed and implemented in accordance with AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ is part of the solution to an employer’s responsibility under the Work Health Safety legislation to provide a safe workplace. Similarly an emergency management plan may help protect organisations and persons responsible for a

Nursing Home: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan: Emergency Plan: AS 3745-2010

AUST – Emergency Plan was commissioned by the business proprietor to prepare the necessary emergency plan and evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ for an existing nursing home. The nursing home building had a number of superseded emergency procedures and evacuation diagrams that did not comply with the new provisions of AS

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that AS 3745 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ recommends that occupants with a disability are equipped with a personal emergency evacuation plan as part of the overall emergency plan. The AS 3745 personal emergency evacuation plan is a practical measure to ensure appropriate, agreed actions are taken for the individual in an

Evacuation Exercise: Trial Evacuations: When Things Go Wrong

Work Place Safety Assessors advise that observing trial evacuations (evacuation exercise) from facilities there has been plenty of opportunity to witness interesting incidents. ‘Facilities’ can refer to a wide range of buildings such as office blocks, factories, warehouses, hotels and schools.  Many of these incidents are revealing, in that the evacuations

Emergency Plan: AS 3745

AUST – Emergency Plan can develop and implement emergency plans in accordance with Australian Standard AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ as part of the solution to an employer’s responsibility under state based Work Health & Safety or Occupational Health & Safety Legislation to provide a safe workplace… (more) Work Health Safety Legislation Refer to

NSW – Emergency Plan advises that property managers should not rely on the report from their annual evacuation exercise under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ to ensure the paths of travel to exits are clear. This may not prove adequate to satisfy the requirements of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation (EPAR). The Regulations require building

Occupant Training: First Response Evacuation Instructions: BFSR

QLD - Emergency Plan advises that the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) details mandatory requirements to deal with a fire or hazardous materials emergency, and one of the specific requirements of the BFSR 2008 is the provision of First Response Evacuation Instructions for the building, by the occupier of the building, to each person working in the

Factory Building: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Diagrams

QLD – Emergency Plan was appointed by the business owner of a truck repair factory to prepare the evacuation diagrams and an emergency plan for an allotment containing four buildings. The building’s emergency plan, evacuation coordination procedures and evacuation signs did not comply with the provisions of AS 3745-2010. Building works under a building approval had also occurred, requiring the evacuation signs to be updated. AS

AS 3745: Large Single Storey Dining Hall Building: Evacuation Diagrams

AUST – Emergency Plan was requested by a business owner to prepare an emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for their large dining hall building under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. The client’s emergency plan and evacuation diagrams were outdated to the extent that they did not include old and recent building alterations. The emergency plan needed a complete revision to

Emergency Planning: Emergency Response Procedures

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that Emergency Response Procedures are a required component of a facility’s Emergency Plan in accordance with AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. The standard requires the emergency response procedures to identify… (more) Work Health Safety Legislation Refer to our Work Health Safety Legislation Table for further statutory information on safe occupation of a building and fire safety

Chief Warden Training: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

NSW - Emergency Plan advises that in addition to training for all Emergency Control Organisation members, AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ mandates Chief Warden training, this also includes their deputies and communication officers have additional training to ensure they possess the necessary knowledge and skills to command, control and coordinate a facility’s emergency control organisation.

Evacuation Signs: Symbols: Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008: Emergency Plan

QLD – Emergency Plan advises that the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) requires the occupier of a building to display 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

Symbols: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises building owners and managers should make themselves aware of AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’, especially the area of evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) and the symbols nominated to be used. AS 3745-2010 specifies minimum size and content for evacuation diagrams, in particular Figure E3 Examples of Symbols Used in Evacuation Diagrams and Evacuation

Sound Systems and Intercom Systems Training: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Planning

VIC – Emergency Plan advises that Emergency Planning including Sound Systems and Intercom Systems (SSIS) for emergency purposes, Emergency Warning and Intercommunication Systems (EWIS) and Occupant Warning Systems (OWS) may be available to aid occupants of a building in an emergency. The emergency response procedures under AS 3745-2010 will specify the use of SSIS, EWIS and OWS systems during emergencies. It is important that the Emergency

School Building: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan was commissioned by a school principal 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 secondary college. The secondary school buildings had a number of superseded emergency procedures and evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) that did not comply

Secondary School Building: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan was commissioned by a school principal 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 secondary college… (more) Work Health Safety Legislation Refer to our Work Health Safety Legislation Table for further statutory information on safe occupation of a building including Chief

Building Evacuation: Exit Way Finding: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that building owners, occupiers and certifiers who are either considering increasing an occupancy level in a building beyond normal allowable limits (pursuant to an approval situation) under the Building Code of Australia (BCA) or who need to justify increasing exit travel distances, should consider (as part of a fire engineered alternative

Emergency Plan: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745-2010

AUST - Emergency Plan advises that across Australia AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ now requires evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) to be prepared in accordance with the new provisions as set out in the standard. The standard has been extensively updated relative to symbols, sizes and options for the design/ assessor to implement on

Evacuation Diagrams: Multi-Level Office Building: AS 3745 – 2010: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan was approached by a facility manager of a multi-storey office building containing a number of basements requesting us to update the obsolete emergency plan and evacuation diagrams in accordance with AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. We provided the emergency plan documentation as well as the evacuation diagrams to each level orientated to suit each location on

AS 3745: Evacuation Diagrams: Single Storey Large Factory: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan was requested by a client to prepare an emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for their large factory building under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. The client’s emergency plan and evacuation diagrams were outdated to the extent that they did not include old and recent building alterations under a building approval. The emergency plan needed a complete revision to comply

Warning Signs: Emergency Plan: AS 3745 – 2010: BFSR

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that the Building Code of Australia contains a number of provisions that require warning signs (essential safety measures) to be installed in a building. A building owner and manager must be aware that a number of Australian Standards applicable to buildings also carry provisions requiring certain signs to be installed and

Emergency Control Organisation: Chief Warden Training

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’, there are many critical aspects to a safe response to an emergency in a facility such as a building or other work place. All the planning documents and evacuation diagrams that have been created in the preparation of emergency planning will only support the actions taken

Property Managers and Evacuation Diagrams

VIC – Emergency Plan reports that under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, a Property Manager (for public areas) tenants and employers must ensure that, in the event of an emergency at any place of work arrangements (such as evacuation diagrams) have been made for the safe and rapid evacuation of persons from the

Evacuation Coordination Procedures: BFSR: Emergency Plan

QLD – Emergency Plan advises building owners, property and body corporate managers within Queensland have legislative obligations with regards to providing each facility with Evacuation Co-ordination Procedures and the requirement to retain hardcopies onsite with other fire safety documentation including the Fire & Evacuation Plan and Evacuation Signs. The Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) Part 4 Evacuation planning, instruction and practice

Occupant Warning System: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that the Building Code of Australia (BCA) in Table I1.8 Safety Measures –Occupant warning systems nominates “Building occupant warning system” and “Sound system and intercom systemfor emergency purposes” or SSIS as essential safety measures. The nomination for either of these types of systems to be installed in a building is selective under the BCA.

Chief Warden Training: Emergency Plan: AS 3745 – 2010

NSW – Emergency Plan advises that in addition to training for all Emergency Control Organisation members, AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ mandates Chief Warden training, this also includes there deputies and communication officers have additional training to ensure they possess the necessary knowledge and skills to command, control and coordinated a facility’s

Office Building: AS 3745-2010: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs

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

Sound System and Intercom Systems: SSIS: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that the Building Code of Australia (BCA) requires high-rise buildings to haveSound System and Intercom Systems (SSIS) for emergency purposes. The installation is required by the BCA when the building height exceeds 25m in effective height and a number of other criteria for class 3, 9a

Emergency Control Organisation Training: Emergency Plan: AS 3745-2010

VIC – Emergency Plan advises that it is a requirement of AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for Emergencies in facilities’ that all Emergency Control Organisation members and their deputies undergo Emergency Control Organisation Training “to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to undertake the duties set out in the emergency response procedures”. Emergency Control Organisation Training is required to be

Occupant Training Frequency: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ has consolidated the frequency of occupant training including skill retention activities expected to be provided to the occupants of a facility including those occupants responsible for implementing and managing a facility’s emergency response procedures. Facility occupants should generally receive occupant training at the

Emergency Plan: Fire Safety Advisor: BFSR

QLD – Emergency Plan advises that a fire safety advisor is required to be appointed by the occupier of a building when the building is deemed to be a ‘high occupancy building‘ under the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR). The fire safety advisor must hold a current building fire

Emergency Response Procedures: Emergency Plan: AS 3745

NSW – Emergency Plan advises that Emergency Response Procedures are required in accordance with ‘AS 3745 – 2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities‘, to document  the emergency arrangements for a facility and detail preparedness, prevention and response activities and include emergency roles, responsibilities, strategies, systems and arrangements. A key component

Apartment Building: Evacuation Signs: AS 3745-2010: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan was requested by a Corporation Manager to provide the necessary emergency plan and evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’, The building is a 3 storey high apartment building with various floor plate designs. Corporation Managers and unit holders must realise that any building works under a building approval occurring in

Emergency Plan: Emergency Response Procedures: AS 3745 – 2010

VIC – Emergency Plan advises that Emergency Response Procedures are required in accordance with AS 3745 – 2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’, to document the emergency arrangements for a facility and detail preparedness, prevention and response activities and include emergency roles, responsibilities, strategies, systems and arrangements.  A key component

Evacuation: Access to Streets: AS 3745 – 2010: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan consultants often observe a potentially dangerous situation in facilities where access to the street is routinely blocked off and not conforming to AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. The most classic scenario of this problem is where there are designated exits at the rear of a

Emergency Plan: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745

SA – Emergency Plan advises AS 3745 – 2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ and various state legislation requires the person responsible for a facility or its occupants, to ensure a safe work environment by distributing sufficient emergency and evacuation information (evacuation diagrams) to occupants explaining the actions to be

Fire and Evacuation Plan: BFSR: Emergency Plan

QLD – Emergency Plan advises building owners, property and corporation managers within Queensland have legislative obligations with regards to provide each facility with a Fire and Evacuation Plan and retain hard copies onsite with other fire safety documentation including the Evacuation Co-ordination Procedures and Evacuation Signs. The Building Fire Safety

Chief Warden: Training: Emergency Plan: AS 3745 – 2010

AUST – Emergency Plan training programs are designed for Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) members who are required under AS3745 – 2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ to be trained in the position of chief warden, deputy chief warden and communications officer. Chief warden training is the pivotal role in ensuring the ECO outcomes

Large Warehouse Building: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745

AUST – Emergency Plan was requested by a logistics company to prepare an emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for their large warehouse building under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. The client’s existing emergency plan and evacuation diagrams were outdated to the extent that they did not include recent building alterations and a first floor extension. The emergency plan needed a

Emergency Response Services: AS 4083 – 2010

TAS – Emergency Plan advises that health care facilities are a unique environment with specialist staff and occupants with special needs. AS 4083 – 2010 Planning for emergencies – Health care facilities, provides guidelines to assist in the prevention, preparation for and mitigation of the impact of emergencies. AS 4083

Emergency Plan: First Attack Fire Fighting Training: AS 3745

SA – Emergency Plan advises that an Emergency Planning Committee may consider First-attack fire fighting by specific occupants to be an appropriate response to a fire. If so, under AS 3745 – 2010, First-attack fire fighting training must be provided to those occupants to ensure they are able to competently

Emergency Planning Committee Training: Emergency Plan: AS 3745-2010

VIC – Emergency Plan advises that it is a requirement of ‘AS 3745-2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities’ that at least one member of the Emergency Planning Committee to be trained “to enable the Emergency Planning Committee to competently execute their obligations” under the emergency plan. Emergency Planning Committee Training

Apartment Evacuation Signs: Emergency Plan: BFSR

QLD - Emergency Plan was requested by a developer to prepare evacuation signs under the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) for a new apartment complex. The Building Fire Safety Regulation requires building owners, property and body corporate managers to provide in each facility Evacuation Coordination Procedures(Emergency Response Procedures) to be retained on site in hard copy with other

AS 3745: Emergency Plan: Exit Paths

VIC – Emergency Plan advises that property managers should not reply on the report from their annual evacuation exercise under AS 3745 – 2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities to ensure the paths of travel to exit are clear. This may not prove adequate to satisfy the requirements of the

AS 3745: Emergency Plan Compliance Package

NSW – Emergency Plan offers a no nonsense ‘Emergency Planning Compliance Package’ of emergency planning services designed to meet the mandatory requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 2001 and the industry best practice recommendations of AS 3745 – 2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. Building owners also have

Dangerous Goods Storage: Emergency Plan

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that the Safety requirements under the new Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws are broadly consistent with the previous legislation, but some changes may be needed in workplace systems and training, to meet obligations under the new laws to ensure your emergency planning

Multi-Storey Office Building: AS 3745–2010: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan was approached by the owner of a multi-storey office building to prepare the necessaryemergency plan and evacuation diagrams under AS 3745 – 2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. The building contained various tenancies, some occupying the whole floor, other floors having multiple tenants. The building had a number of superseded emergency procedures and evacuation

Exits on Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST  Emergency Plan reveals audits performed by our assessors show misleading exits marked on evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs). The latest version of AS 3745 -2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’, details the requirements of evacuation diagrams/evacuation signs required to alert occupants of essential safety measures in their building. These evacuation signs, also

Exits: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan advises that recent audits reveal misleading exits marked on evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs). The latest version of AS 3745 -2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’, details the requirements of evacuation diagrams/evacuation signs required… (more) Work Health Safety Legislation Refer to our Work Health Safety Legislation Table for further

Emergency Plan: Emergency Control Organisation: AS 3745-2010

VIC - Emergency Plan advises ‘AS 3745 – 2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities’ defines the Emergency Control Organisation as “a person or persons appointed by the emergency planning committee to direct and control the implementation of the facility’s emergency response procedures”. At a minimum, the Emergency Control Organisation is required

Sound Systems and Intercom Systems Training: Emergency Plan

NSW - Emergency Plan advises that Sound Systems and Intercom Systems (SSIS) for emergency purposes, Emergency Warning and Intercommunication Systems (EWIS) and Occupant Warning Systems (OWS) may be available to aid the occupants of a building in an emergency. The emergency response procedures will specify the use of these SSIS, EWIS

VIC: Monitored Automatic Fire Alarms: Fire Indicator Panel: Emergency Plan

VIC - HENDRY building surveyors advise that amendments have been made, in the interest of public safety, to the Metropolitan Fire Brigade Act 1958 and the Country Fire Authority Act 1958, in relation to monitored automatic fire alarms. A monitored automatic fire alarm is a fire alarm system i.e. a Fire

Emergency Prevention: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises an Emergency Planning Committee (EPC) has a responsibility under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’, to prepare and maintain an Emergency Plan for their facility. The Standard expects that the plan will reflect that the EPC has considered will include Emergency prevention, Emergency preparedness

Emergency Plan: AS 3745 – 2010

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that AS 3745-2010 ’Planning for emergencies in facilities’, has a term describing the documentation recommended for dealing with emergencies. Previously, the terms ‘emergency response procedures’ or ‘fire and evacuation plans’ have been used and still are part of the current vernacular. The Emergency Plan documents ‘the

Evacuation Coordinator: Emergency Control Organisation February 10, 2014HENDRYEdit

QLD - Emergency Plan advises that the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 requires the appointment of an Evacuation Coordinator responsible for ensuring the evacuation coordination procedures are enacted and followed during an evacuation, and that occupants are evacuated safely with the assistance of other responsible persons nominated under the building’s fire and

Fire Safety Advisor: High Occupancy Building: BFSR: Emergency Plan

QLD - Emergency Plan advises that Building owners, occupiers and managers of a high occupancy building are required to appoint a fire safety advisor in accordance with Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR). The BFSR requires the occupier of a high occupancy building to appoint a person who holds a current building

Factory Building: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745-2010

QLD – Emergency Plan was appointed by the business owner of a truck repair factory to prepare the evacuation signs/evacuation diagrams and a fire and evacuation plan for an allotment containing four buildings. The building’s emergency plan, evacuation coordination procedures and evacuation signs did not comply with the new provisions

Emergency Control Organisation: Emergency Plan

SA – Emergency Plan advises that AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ defines the Emergency Control Organisation as “a person or persons appointed by the emergency planning committee to direct and control the implementation of the facility’s emergency response procedures”. At a minimum, the Emergency Control Organisation is required

Emergency Plan: Emergency Response Exercise: Evacuation Practice

QLD - Emergency Plan advises that it is a requirement of the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) that the occupier of a building ensures an evacuation of a building occurs at intervals of not more than 1 year by an appropriate number of people through the conduct of Evacuation Practice (Emergency

Evacuation Routes: BFSR: Emergency Plan

QLD – Emergency Plan advises building owners and managers of the requirements of the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR), specifically legislating against unauthorised modification to evacuation routes, i.e. failing to maintain integrity of safe passage. Under the BFSR, it is an offence to make unauthorised modification to evacuation routes,

Emergency Planning Committee Training: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan advises that it is a requirement of AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ that at least one member of the Emergency Planning Committee be trained “to enable the Emergency Planning Committee  to competently execute their obligations” under the emergency plan, i.e. emergency planning committee training… (more)

Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs: Explanation: Emergency Plan

QLD – Emergency Plan advises that the BFSR, Australian Standards AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ and Work Health and Safety legislation requires the person responsible for a facility or its occupants, to ensure a safe work environment by distributing sufficient fire and evacuation plan and evacuation information (Evacuation Signs) to occupants explaining

Basements: Emergency Plan: AS 3745-2010

AUST – Emergency Plan highlights a situation where the activation of a smoke detector prompted the occupants of an inner city building to be evacuated, with the exception of those in the basement who continued to work, oblivious to the alarm and the AS 3745-2010 specified emergency plan – emergency response

VRQA: Emergency Management Requirements: Victorian Secondary Schools: Emergency Plan

VIC – Emergency Plan advises it is a requirement by the Victorian Registration Qualification and Authority (VRQA), established under the Education and Training Reform ACT 2006 that all Secondary Schools are to comply with relevant State and Commonwealth legislation and the provision of courses available, to be accessible to students

Fire Safety Advisor: High Occupancy Building: BFSR: Emergency Plan

QLD - Emergency Plan advises that Building owners, occupiers and managers of a high occupancy building are required to appoint a fire safety advisor in accordance with Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR). The BFSR requires the occupier of a high occupancy building to appoint a person who holds a

AS 3745 – 2010: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that a number of occupiers of buildings have invested wisely in setting up emergency response procedures, evacuation diagrams, training wardens in the emergency control organisation and carrying out evacuation exercises. Often these evacuation exercises have shown how little occupants know about the emergency procedures, despite the

Symbols: Evacuation Signs: Building Fire Safety Regulations 2008: Emgerency Plan

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

VIC: Monitored Automatic Fire Alarms: Fire Indicator Panel: Emergency Plan

VIC - HENDRY building surveyors advise that amendments have been made, in the interest of public safety, to the Metropolitan Fire Brigade Act 1958 and the Country Fire Authority Act 1958, in relation to monitored automatic fire alarms. A monitored automatic fire alarm is a fire alarm system i.e. a Fire

Multi-level Residential Building Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan was requested by a residential property owner to prepare an emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for their multi-storey apartment building under AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities'. Since the same owner or tenants were due to be in residence for a period of time (unlike

VRQA: Emergency Management Requirements: Victorian Secondary Schools: Emergency Plan

VIC - Emergency Plan advises it is a requirements by the Victorian Registration Qualification and Authority (VRQA), established under the Education and Training Reform ACT 2006 that all Secondary Schools are to comply with relevant State and Commonwealth legislation and the provision of courses available, to be accessible to students

Ground Floor Factory: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745 – 2010

AUST – Emergency Plan was requested by the owner of a business to prepare an emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for their factory building under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. The client’s emergency plan and evacuation diagrams were well outdated to the extent that they did not include

VIC: Secondary Schools: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

VIC – Emergency Plan advises it is a requirement by the Victorian Registration Qualification and Authority (VRQA) that all Secondary Schools in Victoria comply with relevant State and Commonwealth legislation. Industry best practice, to ensure compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and Regulations 2007, to provide and

Office Building: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan was commissioned by a facility 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… (more) Work Health Safety Legislation Refer to our Work Health Safety

Egress: Exit Way Finding: Evacuation Diagrams

AUST – Emergency Plan advises building owners, occupiers and certifiers who are either considering increasing an occupancy level in a building beyond normal allowable limits (pursuant to a building approval), or who need to justify increasing exit travel distances, should consider (as part of a fire engineered alternative solution for

Emergency Plan Overview: AS 3745-2010

VIC - Emergency Plan advises that emergency plans developed and implemented in accordance with AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ is part of the solution to an employer’s responsibility under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 to provide a safe work

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan: PEEP: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

VIC – Emergency Plan advises that the development of emergency response procedures for inclusion in an emergency plan is not complete unless consideration is given to the occupants and visitors of a facility who may require assistance or are likely to experience difficulty in responding to an emergency and therefore

Emergency Response Services: AS 4083-2010: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

VIC - Emergency Plan advises that health care facilities are a unique environment with specialist staff and occupants with special needs. AS 4083-2010 'Planning for emergencies - Health care facilities', provides guidelines to assist in the prevention, preparation for and mitigation of the impact of emergencies. AS 4083 applies many

Sound Systems and Intercom Systems: SSIS: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

SA - Emergency Plan advises that Sound Systems and Intercom Systems (SSIS) for emergency purposes, Emergency Warning and Intercommunication Systems (EWIS) and Occupant Warning Systems (OWS) may be available to aid the occupants of a building in an emergency. The emergency response procedures will specify the use of these SSIS, EWIS

Grammar School Boatshed: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan provided the owner a metropolitan Grammar School of a boatshed with an emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for a part 2 storey building under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. The building’s emergency control procedures and evacuation diagrams were not up to date and did

WHS: OHS: Compliance: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan is 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,

Evacuation Diagrams: Symbols: AS 3745: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan advises that building owners and managers should make themselves aware of AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’, especially the area of evacuation diagrams or evacuation signs and the symbols nominated to be used… (more) Work Health Safety Legislation Refer to our Work Health Safety Legislation Table for

Council Sports Club Building: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan provided the owner (a municipal council) of a Council Sports Club building with the emergency plan and evacuation diagrams under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. The building’s emergency control procedures and evacuation diagrams did not comply with the provisions of AS 3745-2010. Minor building works

General Evacuation Instructions: Occupant Training: BFSR: Emergency Plan

QLD - Emergency Plan advises that one of the specific requirements of the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR), which details mandatory requirements to deal with a fire or hazardous materials emergency, is the provision of General Evacuation Instructions (occupant training) for the building, by the occupier of the building, to each

Work Health and Safety Legislation: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

NSW – Emergency Plan reports that under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, an employer must ensure that, in the event of an emergency at any place of work at which the employer’s undertaking is conducted, arrangements (such as evacuation diagrams) have been made for the safe and rapid evacuation

No Duff: Emergency Response Exercises: AS 3745-2010

AUST – Emergency Plan asks what do you do if there is an emergency during an Emergency Response Exercise under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’? No one will argue with the wisdom of practising emergency response exercises. For most occupants this means actually using the fire stairs or

Large Grease Plant: Evacuation Signs: Emergency Plan

QLD – Emergency Plan 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

Training for Emergency Control Organisation: AS 3745

NSW – Emergency Plan advises it is a requirement of AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ that all Emergency Control Organisation members and their deputies undergo Emergency Control Organisation Training “to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to undertake the duties set out in the emergency response procedures“. Emergency

Training: First Attack Fire Fighting: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that  whilst modern buildings are being built higher, they still need to maintain safety standards for the occupants. As well as AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’, one of the basic safety measures that still forms part of this safety network is the provision of

Property Managers and AS 3745-2010

VIC – Emergency Plan advises building owners and property managers of multi-tenanted buildings of their duty of care under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 to provide a safe work place to tenants, visitors and tradespeople. This duty of care extends to a procedure to respond to emergencies (AS

Training Workshop Building: Evacuation Diagrams

QLD – Emergency Plan advises that an owner of a number of buildings on a site requested for evacuation signs (evacuation diagrams) and a Fire and Evacuation Plan to be prepared for a new training building for the occupants. A fire and evacuation plan with evacuation signs was prepared in accordance with

Emergency Control Organisation: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan advises that AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ defines the Emergency Control Organisation as “a person or persons appointed by the emergency planning committee to direct and control the implementation of the facility’s emergency response procedures.” At a minimum, the Emergency Control Organisation is required to consist

Misleading Exits: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs

AUST - Emergency Plan audits have revealed misleading exits marked on evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs). The latest version of AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities' details the requirements of evacuation diagrams/evacuation signs required to alert occupants of essential safety measures in their building. These evacuation signs, also known as

WA: New Harmonised WHS Bill Tabled

WA - Emergency Plan advise that the Western Australian Government has introduced a Bill that mirrors the Harmonised Work Health and Safety version including the maximum penalties allowable, comments are open for 3 months.

AS 3745: Exit Paths: Emergency Plan

NSW – Emergency Plan advises that property managers should not rely on the report from their annual evacuation exercise under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ to ensure the paths of travel to exits are clear. This may not prove adequate to satisfy the requirements of the Environmental Planning

Multi-Storey Hotel Building: Emergency Plan: Evacuation Diagrams

AUST – Emergency Plan was commissioned by the General Manager of a major hotel to prepare the necessary emergency plan and evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ for an existing multi-storey hotel building. The building contained various tenancies at ground level and hotel rooms

PEEP: Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan: AS 3745: Emergency Plan

NSW - Emergency Plan advises that the development of emergency control procedures for inclusion in an emergency plan is not complete unless consideration is given to the occupants and visitors of a facility who may require assistance or are likely to experience difficulty in responding to an emergency and therefore require their

Emergency Plan: AS 3745-2010: Evacuation Diagrams

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that Australian Standard AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ and various state legislation requires the person responsible for a facility or its occupants, to ensure a safe work environment by distributing sufficient emergency plan and evacuation information (Evacuation Diagrams) to occupants explaining the actions to

Fire Safety Management Plan: Budget Accommodation Building: Emergency Plan

QLD – Emergency Plan advises building owners, proprietors and managers of budget accommodation buildings under the Building Act 1975, a building development application for accommodation buildings must be accompanied by a fire safety management plan that will, after the building works carried out, comply with the Fire and Rescues Service

Large Laboratory Building: Evacuation

QLD – Emergency Plan was appointed by the proprietor of a business which incorporates laboratory testing to prepare the evacuation signs/evacuation diagrams for a new large laboratory building. New evacuation coordination procedures were prepared in accordance with the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in

Multi-Storey Building: Basement Carpark: Evacuation Diagrams

AUST - Emergency Plan was requested by a property manager to prepare an emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for their multi-storey buildings basement carpark under AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities'. The client's emergency plan and evacuation diagrams were outdated and the emergency plan needed a complete revision to

Evacuation Diagrams: Multi Storey Self Storage Building: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan provided the owner of a large multi storey self storage building with the emergency plan and evacuation diagrams under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. Most of the building’s emergency control procedures and evacuation diagrams did not comply with the new provisions of AS 3745-2010. Minor

Emergency Plan: Emergency Planning Committee: AS 3745-2010

NSW - Emergency Plan advises a mandatory requirement of AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ is the formation of an Emergency Planning Committee for each facility by those responsible for the facility or its occupants and visitors. The formation of an Emergency Planning Committee for a group of facilities will

Nursing Home: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan: Emergency Plan: AS 3745-2010

AUST – Emergency Plan was commissioned by the business proprietor to prepare the necessary emergency plan and evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ for an existing nursing home. The nursing home building had a number of superseded emergency procedures and evacuation diagrams that did

Master Emergency Control Point: Chief Warden: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan advises most emergency response procedures under AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities' include the expectation that in an emergency, (and if safe to do so), the Chief Warden will proceed to the master emergency control point and take control of the emergency, and utilise the sound

Liability: Emergency Planning Committee: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan advises that AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities' contains legal obligations that concern people involved in emergency preparedness (as members of the Emergency Planning Committee and Emergency Control Organisation) and involves the statement regarding legal liability. Clause 2.1.3 in AS 3745-2002 states: "Both the Emergency

Fire and Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan: AS 3745

NSW – Emergency Plan advises that property managers should not rely on the report from their annual evacuation exercise under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ to ensure the paths of travel to exits are clear. This may not prove adequate to satisfy the requirements of the Environmental Planning

BFSR: Office Building: Evacuation Signs: Emergency Plan

QLD - Emergency Plan was requested by a Corporation Manager (body corporate manager) to provide the required emergency planning and evacuation signs (evacuation diagrams) under the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR). A series of evacuation signs was prepared with specific 'orientation' locations nominated for each of the levels in

Emergency Plan: Factory Building: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745-2010

AUST – Emergency Plan provided the owner of a large food processing factory with the emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for a part 2 storey building under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. All of the building’s emergency control procedures and evacuation diagrams did not comply with the new provisions

Symbols: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises building owners and managers should make themselves aware of AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’, especially the area of evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) and the symbols nominated to be used. AS 3745-2010 specifies minimum size and content for evacuation diagrams, in particular Figure E3 Examples of Symbols

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that AS 3745 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ recommends that occupants with a disability are equipped with a personal emergency evacuation plan as part of the overall emergency plan. The AS 3745 personal emergency evacuation plan is a practical measure to ensure appropriate, agreed actions

SSIS: Sound Systems and Intercom Systems: Training: AS 3745: Emergency Plan

VIC - Emergency Plan advises that Sound Systems and Intercom Systems (SSIS) for emergency purposes, Emergency Warning and Intercommunication Systems (EWIS) and Occupant Warning Systems (OWS) may be available to aid the occupants of a building in an emergency. The emergency response procedures will specify the use of these SSIS, EWIS

School Building: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan was commissioned by a school principal 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 secondary college. The secondary school buildings had a number of superseded emergency procedures and evacuation diagrams

AS 3745: Tenants: Emergency Plan: Emergency Response Training

QLD – Emergency Plan advises property managers and real estate agents need to remind owners of multi-tenanted buildings of their duty of care under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 to provide a safe work place to tenants, visitors and tradespeople. This duty of care extends to a procedure

Secondary School: AS 3745: Evacuation Signs: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan was commissioned by a secondary school principal 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 secondary college. The secondary school buildings had a number of superseded emergency procedures and evacuation

Multi-Level Office Building: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan was recently commissioned by a property manager to prepare the necessary emergency plan and evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ for an existing multi-level office building. The building contained various tenancies, some occupying the whole floor (shown below) others having multiple

Evacauation Co-ordination Procedures: BFSR Emergency Plan

QLD – Emergency Plan advises building owners, property and body corporate managers within Queensland have legislative obligations with regards to providing each facility with Evacuation Co-ordination Procedures and the requirement to retain hardcopies onsite with other fire safety documentation including the Fire & Evacuation Plan and Evacuation Signs. The Building Fire Safety Regulation

AS 3745-2010: Carpark Basements: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs

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

Office Building: AS 3745-2010: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs

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.                      

VIC: Secondary Schools: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

VIC – Emergency Plan advises it is a requirement by the Victorian Registration Qualification and Authority (VRQA) that all Secondary Schools in Victoria comply with relevant State and Commonwealth legislation. Industry best practice, to ensure compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and Regulations 2007, to provide and maintain a

Large Warehouse Building: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745

AUST – Emergency Plan was requested by a logistics company to prepare an emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for their large warehouse building under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. The client’s existing emergency plan and evacuation diagrams were outdated to the extent that they did not include recent building alterations and a first floor extension. The emergency plan needed a

Multi-Storey Office Building: AS 3745–2010: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan was approached by the owner of a multi-storey office building to prepare the necessaryemergency plan and evacuation diagrams under AS 3745 – 2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. The building contained various tenancies, some occupying the whole floor, other floors having multiple tenants. The building had a number of superseded emergency procedures and evacuation

Warning Signs: Emergency Plan: AS 3745 – 2010: BFSR

AUST - Emergency Plan advises that the Building Code of Australia contains a number of provisions that require warning signs (essential safety measures) to be installed in a building. A building owner and manager must be aware that a number of Australian Standards applicable to buildings also carry provisions requiring

Occupant Warning System: Emergency Plan

AUST – Hendry advises that the Building Code of Australia (BCA) in Table I1.8 Safety Measures – Occupant warning systems nominates 'Building occupant warning system' and 'Sound system and intercom systemfor emergency purposes' or SSIS as essential safety measures. The nomination for either of these types of systems to be installed in a building is selective under the

Property Managers and Evacuation Diagrams

VIC – Hendry reports that under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, a Property Manager (for public areas) tenants and employers must ensure that, in the event of an emergency at any place of work arrangements (such as evacuation diagrams) have been made for the safe and rapid evacuation of persons from the

Tenants: Emergency Response Training: Emergency Plan: AS 3745

NSW – Hendry advises property managers of multi-tenanted buildings of their duty of care under the Work Health and Safety Legislation to provide a safe work place to tenants, visitors and tradespeople. This duty of care extends to a procedure to respond to emergencies, and this procedure is also needed by

Emergency Plan: AS 4083-2010: AS 3745-2010

AUST - Hendry advises that unlike AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’,  AS 4083-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies – Health care facilities’ deals specifically with emergencies occurring internally and externally to a health care facility and how local staff are relied upon to respond. The term ‘health care facility’ refers

BFSR: Evacuation Signs: Evaucation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

QLD - Hendry advises building owners, property and body corporate managers within Queensland have legislative obligations with regards to providing each facility with evacuation signs (evacuation diagrams). These are to be displayed onsite at each facility. All evacuation signs should be in an area that is conspicuous and be securely

Multi-level Residential Building Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan was requested by a residential property owner to prepare an emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for their multi-storey apartment building under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. Since the same owner or tenants were due to be in residence for a period of time (unlike

Occupant Training Frequency: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST - Hendry advises that AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ has consolidated the frequency of occupant training including skill retention activities expected to be provided to the occupants of a facility including those occupants responsible for implementing and managing a facility’s emergency response procedures. Facility occupants should generally receive occupant training at the

Sound System and Intercom Systems: SSIS: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan advises that the Building Code of Australia (BCA) requires high-rise buildings to have Sound System and Intercom Systems (SSIS) for emergency purposes. The installation is required by the BCA when the building height exceeds 25m in effective height and a number of other criteria for class

Symbols: Evacuation Signs: Building Fire Safety Regulations 2008: Emgerency Plan

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

Evacuation Signs: Emergency Plan: Evacuation Diagrams

QLD – Emergency Plan advises building owners, property and corporation managers have legislative obligations with regards to providing each facility with evacuation signs (evacuation diagrams). These are to be displayed on site at each evacuation route of the facility with regard to the number and location of exits in the facility.

Ground Floor Factory: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745 – 2010: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan was requested by the owner of a business to prepare an emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for their factory building under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. The client’s emergency plan and evacuation diagrams were well outdated to the extent that they did not include

Grammar School Boatshed: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan provided the owner a metropolitan Grammar School of a boatshed with an emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for a part 2 storey building under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. The building’s emergency control procedures and evacuation diagrams were not up to date and did

Sound Systems and Intercom Systems Training: Emergency Plan

NSW - Emergency Plan advises that Sound Systems and Intercom Systems (SSIS) for emergency purposes, Emergency Warning and Intercommunication Systems (EWIS) and Occupant Warning Systems (OWS) may be available to aid the occupants of a building in an emergency. The emergency response procedures will specify the use of these SSIS, EWIS

Workplace Health and Safety Act: Evacuation Signs: BFSR: Emergency Plan

QLD – Emergency Plan reports that under the Workplace Health and Safety Act, an employer must ensure that, in the event of an emergency at any place of work at which the employer’s undertaking is conducted, arrangements (such as evacuation signs/ evacuation diagrams) have been made for the safe and

Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs: Misleading Exits

AUST - Emergency Plan audits have revealed misleading exits marked on evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs). The latest version of AS 3745 -2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ details the requirements of evacuation diagrams/ evacuation signs required to alert occupants of essential safety measures in their building. These evacuation signs, also known

Multi-Storey Building: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745: Emergency Plan

AUST - Hendry was commissioned by the owner of a business to prepare the necessary emergency plan and evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ for an existing multi storey hotel building. The building consisted of lower levels of hotel entertainment with upper levels of

Large Grease Plant: Evacuation Signs: Emergency Plan

QLD – Emergency Plan 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

Multi-Storey Hotel Building: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan was commissioned by the General Manager of a major hotel to prepare the necessary emergency plan and evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ for an existing multi-storey hotel building. The building contained various tenancies at ground level and hotel rooms

Training Workshop Building: Evacuation Signs

QLD – Hendry advises that an owner of a number of buildings on a site requested for evacuation signs (evacuation diagrams) and a Fire and Evacuation Plan to be prepared for a new training building for the occupants. A fire and evacuation plan with evacuation signs was prepared in accordance with the

Shortfalls: Existing Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan assessors have been noticing a number of significant shortfalls when viewing existing evacuation diagrams and evacuation signs. On a number of occasions we have been commissioned by clients to either review existing evacuation diagrams or prepare an emergency plan with the necessary evacuation diagrams/evacuation signs. It is

VIC: Monitored Automatic Fire Alarms: Fire Indicator Panel: Emergency Plan

VIC - HENDRY building surveyors advise that amendments have been made, in the interest of public safety, to the Metropolitan Fire Brigade Act 1958 and the Country Fire Authority Act 1958, in relation to monitored automatic fire alarms. A monitored automatic fire alarm is a fire alarm system i.e. a Fire

Large Laboratory Building: Evacuation Signs: Emergency Plan

QLD – Emergency Plan was appointed by the proprietor of a business which incorporates laboratory testing to prepare the evacuation signs/evacuation diagrams for a new large laboratory building. New evacuation coordination procedures were prepared in accordance with the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in

City Apartment Building: AS 3745-2010: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan was requested by an apartment building's Corporation Manager to provide the necessary emergency plan and evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’, The building is a 2 storeys high. Corporation Managers and unit holders must realise that any building works under

Basement Carpark: Multi-Storey Building: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745-2010

AUST – Emergency Plan was requested by a property manager to prepare an emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for their multi-storey building's basement carpark under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. The client’s emergency plan and evacuation diagrams were outdated and the emergency plan needed a complete revision to

VRQA: Emergency Management Requirements: Victorian Secondary Schools: Emergency Plan

VIC – Emergency Plan advises it is a requirement by the Victorian Registration Qualification and Authority (VRQA), established under the Education and Training Reform ACT 2006 that all Secondary Schools are to comply with relevant State and Commonwealth legislation and the provision of courses available, to be accessible to students

Multi Storey Self Storage Building: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan provided the owner of a large multi storey self storage building with the emergency plan and evacuation diagrams under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. Most of the building’s emergency control procedures and evacuation diagrams did not comply with the new provisions of AS 3745-2010. Minor

Nursing Home: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan was commissioned by the business owner to prepare the necessary emergency plan and evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ for an existing nursing home. The nursing home building had a number of superseded emergency procedures and evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs)

VIC: Secondary Schools: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

VIC – Emergency Plan advises it is a requirement by the Victorian Registration Qualification and Authority (VRQA) that all Secondary Schools in Victoria comply with relevant State and Commonwealth legislation. Industry best practice, to ensure compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and Regulations 2007, to provide and

Factory Building: Evacuation Signs: Evacuation Diagrams

QLD – Emergency Plan was appointed by the business owner of a truck repair factory to prepare the evacuation signs/evacuation diagrams and an emergency plan for an allotment containing four buildings. The building’s emergency plan, evacuation coordination procedures and evacuation signs did not comply with the provisions of AS 3745-2010.

Room Evacuation Diagrams: Multi-Story Hotel Building: AS 3745

AUST – Emergency Plan was commissioned by the General Manager of a hotel to prepare the necessary emergency plan and hotel room evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ for an existing multi storey hotel building. The building contained various tenancies at ground level and

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan: PEEP: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

VIC – Emergency Plan advises that the development of emergency response procedures for inclusion in an emergency plan is not complete unless consideration is given to the occupants and visitors of a facility who may require assistance or are likely to experience difficulty in responding to an emergency and therefore

Fire and Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

NSW – Emergency Plan advises that property managers should not rely on the report from their annual evacuation exercise under AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities' to ensure the paths of travel to exits are clear. This may not prove adequate to satisfy the requirements of the Environmental Planning

Sound Systems and Intercom Systems: SSIS: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

SA - Emergency Plan advises that Sound Systems and Intercom Systems (SSIS) for emergency purposes, Emergency Warning and Intercommunication Systems (EWIS) and Occupant Warning Systems (OWS) may be available to aid the occupants of a building in an emergency. The emergency response procedures will specify the use of these SSIS, EWIS

Large Single Storey Dining Hall Building: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745

AUST – Emergency Plan was requested by a business owner to prepare an emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for their large dining hall building under AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities'. The client’s emergency plan and evacuation diagrams were outdated to the extent that they did not include old

Office Building: Evacuation Signs: BFSR: Emergency Plan

QLD - Emergency Plan was requested by a Corporation Manager (body corporate manager) to provide the required emergency planning and evacuation signs (evacuation diagrams) under the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR). A series of evacuation signs was prepared with specific ‘orientation’ locations nominated for each of the levels in the multi

WHS: OHS: Compliance: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan is 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,

Factory Building: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan provided the owner of a large food processing factory with the emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for a part 2 storey building under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. All of the building’s emergency control procedures and evacuation diagrams did not comply with the new provisions

Work Health and Safety Legislation: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

NSW – Emergency Plan reports that under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, an employer must ensure that, in the event of an emergency at any place of work at which the employer’s undertaking is conducted, arrangements (such as evacuation diagrams) have been made for the safe and rapid evacuation

No Duff: Emergency Response Exercises: AS 3745-2010

AUST – Emergency Plan asks what do you do if there is an emergency during an Emergency Response Exercise under AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities'? No one will argue with the wisdom of practising emergency response exercises. For most occupants this means actually using the fire stairs or

First Attack Fire Fighting: Training: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that  whilst modern buildings are being built higher, they still need to maintain safety standards for the occupants. As well as AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’, one of the basic safety measures that still forms part of this safety network is the provision of

School Building: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan was commissioned by a school principal 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 secondary college. The secondary school buildings had a number of superseded emergency procedures and evacuation diagrams

Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan advises that across Australia AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities' now requires evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) to be prepared in accordance with the new provisions as set out in the standard. The standard has been extensively updated relative to symbols, sizes and options for the design/

Tenants: Emergency Response Training: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

VIC – Emergency Plan advises property managers of multi-tenanted buildings of their duty of care under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 to provide a safe work place to tenants, visitors and tradespeople. This duty of care extends to a procedure to respond to emergencies (AS 3745-2010), and this

Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745: Single Storey Large Factory: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan was requested by a client to prepare an emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for their large factory building under AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities'. The client’s emergency plan and evacuation diagrams were outdated to the extent that they did not include old and recent

Exit Paths: Emergency Plan: AS 3745

NSW – Emergency Plan advises that property managers should not rely on the report from their annual evacuation exercise under AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities' to ensure the paths of travel to exits are clear. This may not prove adequate to satisfy the requirements of the Environmental Planning

Secondary School: AS 3745: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan was commissioned by a secondary school principal 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 secondary college. The secondary school buildings had a number of superseded emergency procedures and evacuation

Fire Safety Management Plan: Mandatory: Budget Accommodation Building: Emergency Plan

QLD – Emergency Plan advises building owners, proprietors and managers of budget accommodation buildings under the Building Act 1975, a building development application for accommodation buildings must be accompanied by a fire safety management plan that will, after the building works carried out, comply with the Fire and Rescues Service

Guide to Emergency Plan Development: AS 3745-2010

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that the revised Standard AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities' includes some new requirements of building owners and occupants to provide an emergency plan and serves as a best practice standard for ensuring workplace safety in emergency conditions. Some States such as Queensland already

Multi-Level Office Building: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan was recently commissioned by a property manager to prepare the necessary emergency plan and evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) under AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities' for an existing multi-level office building. The building contained various tenancies, some occupying the whole floor (shown below) others having multiple

Chief Warden: Master Emergency Control Point: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises most emergency response procedures under AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities' include the expectation that in an emergency, (and if safe to do so), the Chief Warden will proceed to the master emergency control point and take control of the emergency, and utilise the

Office Building: AS 3745-2010: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs

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

Liability: Emergency Planning Committee: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities' contains legal obligations that concern people involved in emergency preparedness (as members of the Emergency Planning Committee and Emergency Control Organisation) and involves the statement regarding legal liability. Clause 2.1.3 in AS 3745-2002 states: “Both the Emergency

Emergency Planning Committee: AS 3745: Emergency Planning

AUST - Emergency Plan advises that a mandatory requirement of AS 3745-2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities is the formation of an Emergency Planning Committee for each facility by those responsible for the facility or its occupants and visitors. The formation of an Emergency Planning Committee for a group of facilities

Emergency Plan: AS 3745-2010: Chief Warden Training

SA - Emergency Plan advises that in addition to training for all Emergency Control Organisation members, Australian Standard AS 3745-2010 – ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ mandates Chief Warden training, which also includes their deputies and communication officers having additional training to ensure they possess the necessary knowledge and skills to command, control

Chief Warden Training: Emergency Control Organisation: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’, there are many critical aspects to a safe response to an emergency in a facility such as a building or other work place. All the planning documents and evacuation diagrams that have been created in the

Evacuation Signs: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan: BFSR

QLD – Emergency Plan advises building owners, property and body corporate managers within Queensland have legislative obligations with regards to providing each facility with evacuation signs (evacuation diagrams) under the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) and AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. These are to be displayed on site at

Emergency Plan Compliance Package: AS 3745-2010

VIC - Emergency Plan advises that employers know they have a responsibility to provide a safe work place for their employees including during emergencies. This is a requirement under state based Occupational Health & Safety Legislation. Building owners also have a duty of care to make sure that occupants and visitors

Multi-Storey Office Building: AS 3745–2010: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan was approached by the owner of a multi-storey office building to prepare the necessary emergency plan and evacuation diagrams under AS 3745 – 2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. The building contained various tenancies, some occupying the whole floor, other floors having multiple tenants. The building

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that AS 3745 'Planning for emergencies in facilities' recommends that occupants with a disability are equipped with a personal emergency evacuation plan as part of the overall emergency plan. The AS 3745 personal emergency evacuation plan is a practical measure to ensure appropriate, agreed actions

Emergency Plan: AS 3745: Tenants: Emergency Response Training

QLD – Emergency Plan advises property managers and real estate agents need to remind owners of multi-tenanted buildings of their duty of care under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 to provide a safe work place to tenants, visitors and tradespeople. This duty of care extends to a procedure

Evacuation Signs: Evacuation Diagrams

QLD - Emergency Plan advises that the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) requires the occupier of a building to display procedures for safely evacuating the building in the event of a fire or hazardous materials emergency by way of evacuation signs (evacuation diagrams)... (more)

Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan advises that a number of occupiers of buildings have invested wisely in setting up emergency response procedures, evacuation diagrams, training wardens in the emergency control organisation and carrying out evacuation exercises. Often these evacuation exercises have shown how little occupants know about the emergency procedures, despite the

BFSR: Evacuation Co-ordination Procedures: Emergency Plan

QLD - Emergency Plan advises building owners, property and body corporate managers within Queensland have legislative obligations with regards to providing each facility with Evacuation Co-ordination Procedures and the requirement to retain hardcopies onsite with other fire safety documentation including the Fire & Evacuation Plan and Evacuation Signs. The Building Fire Safety Regulation

Evacuation Diagrams: Egress: Exit Way Finding

AUST – Emergency Plan advises building owners, occupiers and certifiers who are either considering increasing an occupancy level in a building beyond normal allowable limits (pursuant to an approval situation), or who need to justify increasing exit travel distances, should consider (as part of a fire engineered alternative solution for

Emergency Planning: Sound Systems and Intercom Systems Training: AS 3745-2010

VIC - Emergency Plan advises that Emergency Planning including Sound Systems and Intercom Systems (SSIS) for emergency purposes, Emergency Warning and Intercommunication Systems (EWIS) and Occupant Warning Systems (OWS) may be available to aid the occupants of a building in an emergency. The emergency response procedures under AS 3745-2010 will specify the

Exit Way Finding: Building Evacuation: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that building owners, occupiers and certifiers who are either considering increasing an occupancy level in a building beyond normal allowable limits (pursuant to an approval situation) under the Building Code of Australia (BCA) or who need to justify increasing exit travel distances, should consider (as part

Evacuation Signs: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

QLD – Emergency Plan advises building owners, property and body corporate managers within Queensland have legislative obligations with regards to providing each facility with evacuation signs (evacuation diagrams). These are to be displayed onsite at each evacuation route of the facility with regard to the number and location of exits in

Emergency Plan Compliance Package: AS 3745-2010

NSW - Emergency Plan offers a no nonsense 'Emergency Planning Compliance Package' of emergency planning services designed to meet the mandatory requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 2001 and the industry best practice recommendations of AS 3745 - 2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. Building owners also have

Occupant Training: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

SA - Emergency Plan provides clients with a comprehensive emergency procedures training service by developing and implementing training programs including Occupant Training appropriate to client requirements in conjunction with the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act 1986, Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Regulation 2010, AS 3745 - 2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities', Australian

Fire & Evacuation Plan Overview: AS 3745-2010: BFSR

QLD - Emergency Plan advises that emergency plans developed and implemented in accordance with Australian Standard AS 3745 – 2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ and BFSR is part of the solution to an employer’s responsibility under statutory obligations to provide a safe work place. Similarly an emergency plan and fire and

Multi-Level Office Building: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745 – 2010: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan was approached by a property manager of a multi-storey office building containing a number of basements requesting us to update the obsolete emergency plan and evacuation diagrams in accordance with AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities'. We provided the emergency plan documentation as well as the evacuation

Explanation: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

SA – Emergency Plan advises that the Australian Standards AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities' and Occupational Health and Safety legislation requires the person responsible for a facility or its occupants, to ensure a safe work environment by distributing sufficient emergency plan and evacuation information (Evacuation Diagrams) to occupants

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

TAS - Emergency Plan advises that the development of emergency response procedures for inclusion in an emergency plan is not complete unless consideration is given to the occupants and visitors of a facility who may require assistance or are likely to experience difficulty in responding to an emergency and therefore require their

Emergency Planning Committee: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

VIC - Emergency Plan advises that a mandatory requirement of AS 3745 - 2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities' is the formation of an Emergency Planning Committee for each facility by those responsible for the facility or its occupants and visitors. The formation of an Emergency Planning Committee (ECO) for a

Building Occupant Warning System: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan advises that the Building Code of Australia (BCA) in Table I1.8 Safety Measures – Occupant warning systems nominates “Building occupant warning system” and “Sound system and intercom system for emergency purposes” or SSIS as essential safety measures. The nomination for either of these types of systems

Emergency Response Exercise: Emergency Plan: AS 3745-2010

NSW - Emergency Plan advises it is a requirement of AS 3745 - 2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities' that emergency response procedures be tested within the first 12 months once a facility's emergency planning committee has deemed them satisfactory and workable and the facility's emergency control organisation has been trained.

Multi-Storey Building: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs: AS 3745: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan was commissioned by a business owner to prepare the necessary emergency plan and evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ for an existing multi storey hotel building. The building consisted of lower levels of hotel entertainment with upper levels of hotel

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan: AS 3745: Emergency Planning

AUST - Emergency Plan advises that the development of emergency response procedures for inclusion in emergency planning under AS 3745 is not complete unless consideration is given to the occupants and visitors of a facility who may require assistance or are likely to experience difficulty in responding to an emergency

Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

SA - Emergency Plan advises Australian Standard AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities' and various state legislation requires the person responsible for a facility or its occupants, to ensure a safe work environment by distributing sufficient emergency and evacuation information (evacuation diagrams) to occupants explaining the actions to be taken in

Emergency Plan: Automatic Fire Detection and Alarm Systems

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that the Building Code of Australia (BCA) in clause E2.2 General Requirements and clause G3.8 Fire and smoke control systems, specify the installation of automatic fire detection and alarm systems in buildings to alert occupants of a building to the presence of fire. These systems ultimately

Emergency Response Services: AS 4083-2010: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

NSW - Emergency Plan advises heath care facilities are a unique environment with specialist staff and occupants with special needs. Australian Standard AS 4083 - 2010 'Planning for emergencies - Health care facilities', provides guidelines to assist in the prevention, preparation for and mitigation of the impact of emergencies. AS

Explanation: Evacuation Signs: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan

QLD – Emergency Plan advises that the BFSR, Australian Standards AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities' and Occupational Health and Safety legislation requires the person responsible for a facility or its occupants, to ensure a safe work environment by distributing sufficient fire and evacuation plan and evacuation information (Evacuation

Emergency Plan: AS 3745–2010: BFSR: Warning Signs

AUST - Emergency Plan advises that the Building Code of Australia (BCA) contains a number of provisions that require warning signs (essential safety measures) to be installed in a building. A building owner and manager must be aware that a number of Australian Standards applicable to buildings also carry provisions requiring

Emergency Plan: Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan: AS 3745-2010

VIC - Emergency Plan advises that the development of emergency response procedures for inclusion in an emergency plan is not complete unless consideration is given to the occupants and visitors of a facility who may require assistance or are likely to experience difficulty in responding to an emergency and therefore

Emergency Planning Committee: AS 3745-2010: BFSR

QLD – Emergency Plan advises that a mandatory requirement of AS 3745 – 2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ is the formation of an Emergency Planning Committee for each facility by those responsible for the facility or its occupants and visitors as well as the requirements of the BFSR. The formation

Sound and Intercom Systems (SSIS) – Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan advises that the Building Code of Australia (BCA) requires high-rise buildings to have sound system and intercom systems (SSIS) for emergency purposes. The installation is required by the BCA when the building height exceeds 25m in effective height and a number of other criteria for class 3, 9a and

Emergency Plan Overview: AS 3745-2010

SA - Emergency Plan advises that an emergency plan developed and implemented in accordance with Australian Standard AS 3745 - 2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities' is part of the solution to an employer's responsibility under the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act 1986 and the Occupational Health, Safety and

Emergency Plan: Fire and Evacuation Diagrams

NSW - Emergency Plan advises that under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 2000, and Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2001, an employer must ensure that in the event of an emergency such as a fire at any place of work at which the employer's undertaking is conducted, arrangements have been

Existing Evacuation Diagrams: Shortfalls: Emergency Plan

AUST - Our Emergency Plan assessors have been noticing a number of significant shortfalls when viewing existing evacuation diagrams/evacuation signs. On a number of occasions we have been commissioned by clients to either review existing evacuation diagrams or prepare an emergency plan with the necessary evacuation diagrams/evacuation signs. It is

Evacuation Diagrams: NSW Occupational Health and Safety Act: Emergency Plan

NSW – Emergency Plan reports that under the Work Health and Safety Act 2001, an employer must ensure that, in the event of an emergency at any place of work at which the employer’s undertaking is conducted, arrangements (such as evacuation diagrams) have been made for the safe and rapid evacuation

Frequency of Occupant Training: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan advises that AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities' has consolidated the frequency of occupant training including skill retention activities expected to be provided to the occupants of a facility including those occupants responsible for implementing and managing a facility’s emergency response procedures. Facility occupants should generally receive

Emergency Plan Compliance Package: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

TAS - Emergency Plan offers a no nonsense 'Emergency Planning Compliance Package' of emergency planning services designed to meet the mandatory requirements of the Workplace Health & Safety Regulations 1998 and the industry best practice recommendations of AS 3745 - 2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. Building owners also have a duty of

Evacuation Signs: BFSR: Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995: Emergency Plan

QLD – Emergency Plan reports that under the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995, an employer must ensure that, in the event of an emergency at any place of work at which the employer’s undertaking is conducted, arrangements (such as evacuation signs/ evacuation diagrams) have been made for the safe

Emergency Response Procedures: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

VIC - Emergency Plan advises that Emergency Response Procedures are required in accordance with AS 3745 - 2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities', to document the emergency arrangements for a facility and detail preparedness, prevention and response activities and include emergency roles, responsibilities, strategies, systems and arrangements. A key component of

Occupant Training: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

TAS - Emergency Plan provides clients with a comprehensive emergency procedures training service by developing and implementing training programs including Occupant Training appropriate to client requirements in conjunction with the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995, Workplace Health and Safety Regulations 1998, AS 3745 – 2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

NSW - Emergency Plan advises that the development of emergency response procedures for inclusion in an emergency plan is not complete unless consideration is given to the occupants and visitors of a facility who may require assistance or are likely to experience difficulty in responding to an emergency and therefore require their

Fire and Evacuation Plan: Emergency Plan

QLD – Emergency Plan advises building owners, property and body corporate managers within Queensland have legislative obligations with regards to providing each facility with a Fire and Evacuation Plan and retain hardcopies onsite with other fire safety documentation including the Evacuation Co-ordination Procedures and Evacuation Signs. The Building Fire Safety

First Attack Fire Fighting Training: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

SA - Emergency Plan advises that an Emergency Planning Committee may consider first-attack fire fighting by specific occupants to be an appropriate response to a fire. If so, under AS 3745-2010, First-attack fire fighting training must be provided to those occupants to ensure they are able to competently execute their duties as

High Occupancy Building: Emergency Plan: Fire Safety Advisor: BFSR

QLD - Emergency Plan advises that Building owners, occupiers and managers of a high occupancy building are required to appoint a fire safety advisor in accordance with Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR). The BFSR requires the occupier of a high occupancy building to appoint a person who holds a current building

Emergency Planning Committee Training: AS 3745-2010

WA - Emergency Plan advises it is a requirement of 'AS 3745 - 2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities' that at least one member of the Emergency Planning Committee be trained "to enable the Emergency Planning Committee to competently execute their obligations" under the emergency plan. Emergency Planning Committee Training is

Emergency Control Organisation Training: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

SA - Emergency Plan advises it is a requirement of Australian Standard 'AS 3745 - 2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities' that all Emergency Control Organisation members and their deputies undergo Emergency Control Organisation Training "to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to undertake the duties set out in the emergency

Evacuation Coordinator: Emergency Control Organisation: BFSR

QLD - Emergency Plan advises that the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) requires the appointment of an Evacuation Coordinator responsible for ensuring the evacuation coordination procedures are enacted and followed during an evacuation, and that occupants are evacuated safely with the assistance of other responsible persons nominated under the building's fire and

Emergency Response Exercise Training: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

SA - Emergency Plan advises it is a requirement of AS 3745 - 2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities' that emergency response procedures be tested within the first 12 months once a facility's emergency planning committee has deemed them satisfactory and workable and the facility's emergency control organisation has been trained.

Emergency Plan: Emergency Response Services under AS 4083-2010: AS 3745-2010

VIC - Emergency Plan advises that heath care facilities are a unique environment with specialist staff and occupants with special needs. Australian Standard AS 4083 - 2010 'Planning for emergencies - Health care facilities', provides guidelines to assist in the prevention, preparation for and mitigation of the impact of emergencies. AS 4083

Fire and Evacuation Plan Overview: BFSR: Emergency Plan

QLD - Emergency Plan advises a Fire and Evacuation Plan - Emergency Plan assists the occupier of a building to fulfil his responsibility to provide a safe workplace as mandated by the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995, the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2008 and the Building Fire Safety Regulation

Building Fire Safety Regulation: BFSR: Emergency Plan: Evacuation Routes

QLD – Emergency Plan advises building owners and managers of the requirements of the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR), specifically legislating against unauthorised modification to evacuation routes, i.e. failing to maintain integrity of safe passage. Pursuant to the BFSR it is an offence to make unauthorised modification to evacuation

First-Attack Fire Fighting Training: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

VIC - Emergency Plan advises an Emergency Planning Committee may consider first-attack fire fighting by specific occupants to be an appropriate response to a fire. If so, under AS 3745 - 2010 First-attack Training must be provided to those occupants to ensure they are able to competently execute their duties as

Access to Streets When Evacuating: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan consultants often observe a potentially dangerous situation in facilities where access to the street is routinely blocked off and not conforming to AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities'. The most classic scenario of this problem is where there are designated exits at the rear of a

Evacuation Co-ordination Procedures: Evacuation Signs: Emergency Plan

QLD – Emergency Plan advises that building owners, property and body corporate managers withinQueensland have legislative obligations with regards to providing each facility with Evacuation Co-ordination Procedures and retain hardcopies onsite with other fire safety documentation including the Fire & Evacuation Plan and Evacuation Signs. The Building Fire Safety Regulations

Tenants: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Response Training: Emergency Plan

NSW – Emergency Plan advises property managers and real estate agents need to remind owners of multi-tenanted buildings of their duty of care under the NSW Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 to provide a safe work place to tenants, visitors and tradespeople. This duty of care extends to a

Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

TAS - Emergency Plan advises Australian Standard 'AS 3745 -2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities' and various state legislation requires the person responsible for a facility or its occupants, to ensure a safe work environment by distributing sufficient emergency and evacuation information (Evacuation Diagrams) to occupants explaining the actions to be taken

Emergency Response Services: AS 4083-2010

SA - Emergency Plan advises that health care facilities are a unique environment with specialist staff and occupants with special needs. Australian Standard AS 4083 - 2010 'Planning for emergencies - Health care facilities', provides guidelines to assist in the prevention, preparation for and mitigation of the impact of emergencies. AS

Occupant Training: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

VIC - Emergency Plan provides clients with a comprehensive emergency procedures training service by developing and implementing training programs including Occupant Training appropriate to client requirements in conjunction with Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007, AS 3745 - 2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities', Australian

Emergency Planning Committee Training: AS 3745-2010

NSW - Emergency Plan advises that it is a requirement of 'AS 3745 - 2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities' that at least one member of the Emergency Planning Committee be trained "to enable the Emergency Planning Committee to competently execute their obligations" under the emergency plan. Emergency Planning Committee Training

Confined Space Audits: Work Place Safety Assessors

AUST - Work Place Safety Assessors conduct Confined Space Audits for companies across industries such as Oil and Gas, Mining, Construction, Heavy Industrial and Utilities. Where working in confined space is required, Work Place Safety Assessors can assist employers, managers and workplace supervisors in the auditing (confined space), interpretation and

Exit Paths: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

NSW – Emergency Plan advises that property managers should not rely on the report from their annual evacuation exercise under AS 3745 – 2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities to ensure the paths of travel to exits are clear. This may not prove adequate to satisfy the requirements of the

First Attack Fire Fighting Training: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

TAS - Emergency Plan advises that an Emergency Planning Committee may consider first-attack fire fighting by specific occupants to be an appropriate response to a fire. If so, under AS 3745 - 2010 First-attack Training must be provided to those occupants to ensure they are able to competently execute their duties as

New National Work Health and Safety Laws

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that research of various Government websites has revealed that South Australia passed the WHS Act on 1 November 2012 and became the sixth jurisdiction to adopt the harmonised WHS laws. This brings SA in line with Queensland, NSW, NT, ACT and the Commonwealth

Emergency Plan: General Evacuation Instructions: Occupant Training: BFSR

QLD - Emergency Plan advises that one of the specific requirements of the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR), which details mandatory requirements to deal with a fire or hazardous materials emergency, is the provision of General Evacuation Instructions (occupant training) for the building, by the occupier of the building, to each

OHS Harmonisation: Work Place Safety Assessors

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that with new health and safety legislation now in force across a number of jurisdictions, it is important that businesses operating across state and territory borders take stock of the changing regulatory environment. Despite intentions for all jurisdictions to be up and running

Emergency Control Organisation: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

VIC - Emergency Plan advises Australian Standard 'AS 3745 - 2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities' defines the Emergency Control Organisation as "a person or persons appointed by the emergency planning committee to direct and control the implementation of the facility's emergency response procedures". At a minimum, the Emergency Control Organisation

Occupant Training: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

NSW - Emergency Plan provides clients with a comprehensive emergency procedures training service by developing and implementing training programs including Occupant Training appropriate to client requirements in conjunction with: Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000, Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001, AS 3745 - 2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities', Australian National

OHS Harmonisation: Work Place Safety Assessors

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that with new health and safety legislation now in force across a number of jurisdictions, it is important that businesses operating across state and territory borders take stock of the changing regulatory environment. Despite intentions for all jurisdictions to be up and running

Dangerous Goods Storage and Handling: Chemical Storage Audits

AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise that the Safety requirements under the new work health and safety (WHS) laws are broadly consistent with the previous legislation, but some changes may be needed in workplace systems and training, to meet obligations under the new laws. These new laws are based

Emergency Plan: Exits on Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs: AS 3745-2010

AUST  Emergency Plan reveals audits performed by our assessors show misleading exits marked on evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs). The latest version of AS 3745 -2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities', details the requirements of evacuation diagrams/evacuation signs required to alert occupants of essential safety measures in their building. These evacuation signs, also

Emergency Planning Committee: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

SA - Emergency Plan advises that a mandatory requirement of AS 3745 - 2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ is the formation of an Emergency Planning Committee for each facility by those responsible for the facility or its occupants and visitors. The formation of an Emergency Planning Committee for a

Evacuation Diagrams: Factory Building: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan provided the owner of a large food processing factory with the emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for a part 2 storey building under AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities'. All of the building's emergency procedures and evacuation diagrams did not comply with the new provisions of

First Response Evacuation Instructions: Occupant Training: BFSR

QLD - Emergency Plan advises that the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) details mandatory requirements to deal with a fire or hazardous materials emergency, and one of the specific requirements of the BFSR 2008 is the provision of First Response Evacuation Instructions for the building, by the occupier of the

Emergency Response Services: AS 4083-2010

QLD - Emergency Plan advises that heath care facilities are unique environments with specialist staff and occupants with special needs. AS 4083 - 2010 Planning for emergencies - Health care facilities, provides guidelines to assist in the prevention, preparation for and mitigation of the impact of emergencies... (more)

Emergency Control Organisation: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

SA - Emergency Plan advises that Australian Standard AS 3745 - 2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities' defines the Emergency Control Organisation as "a person or persons appointed by the emergency planning committee to direct and control the implementation of the facility's emergency response procedures". At a minimum, the Emergency

Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745-2010

VIC - Emergency Plan advises that Australian Standard AS 3745 -2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities' and various state legislation requires the person responsible for a facility or its occupants, to ensure a safe work environment by distributing sufficient emergency and evacuation information (Evacuation Diagrams) to occupants explaining the actions to be

Emergency Planning Committee Training: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

SA - Emergency Plan advises that it is a requirement of AS 3745 - 2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities' that at least one member of the Emergency Planning Committee be trained "to enable the Emergency Planning Committee to competently execute their obligations" under the emergency plan. Emergency Planning Committee Training

Evacuation Signs: Symbols: Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008: Emergency Plan

QLD - Emergency Plan advises that the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) requires the occupier of a building to display 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

Emergency Plans: AS 3745 – 2010

AUST - Emergency Plan advises that AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities', has a term describing the documentation recommended for dealing with emergencies. Previously, the terms ‘emergency response procedures’ or ‘fire and evacuation plans’ have been used and still are part of the current vernacular. The Emergency Plan documents ‘the

Emergency Planning: First-Attack Fire Fighting Training: AS 3745-2010

NSW - Emergency Plan advises that an Emergency Planning Committee may consider first-attack fire fighting by specific occupants to be an appropriate response to a fire. If so, under AS 3745 - 2010 First-attack Training must be provided to those occupants to ensure they are able to competently execute their duties

Evacuation Diagrams Symbols – AS 3745: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan advises building owners and managers should make themselves aware of AS 3745 – 2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities, especially the area of evacuation diagrams and the symbols nominated to be used. AS 3745-2010 specifies minimum size and content for evacuation diagrams, in particular Figure E3 Examples of Symbols

Evacuation Diagrams and AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan advises that across Australia AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities' now requires evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) to be prepared in accordance with the new provisions as set out in the standard. The standard has been extensively updated relative to symbols, sizes and options for the design/

Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745 – 2010: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan has observed that many occupiers of buildings have set up emergency response procedures, evacuation diagrams, training wardens in the emergency control organisation and carrying out evacuation exercises. Often these evacuation exercises have shown how little occupants know about the emergency procedures, despite the requirement of the previous standard, AS 3745-2002,

Street Access: Evacuation: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan often observes a potentially dangerous situation in facilities where access to the street is routinely blocked off and not conforming to AS 3745-2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities. The most classic scenario of this problem is where there are designated exits at the rear of a building and

Emergency Control Organisation Training: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

NSW - Emergency Plan advises it is a requirement of Australian Standard 'AS 3745 - 2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities' that all Emergency Control Organisation members and their deputies undergo Emergency Control Organisation Training "to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to undertake the duties set out in the

AS 3745-2010: Compliance: Emergency Plan

AUST - Our Emergency Plan consultants are often asked by clients, why do we have to comply with AS 3745-2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities? Except for Tasmania’s General Fire Regulations 2010 no other State of Territory regulatory control system directly nominates AS 3745-2010 for compliance. Building owners, employers, property managers,

Basement Emergency Plan: AS 3745

AUST - Emergency Plan highlights an incident where, following the activation of a smoke detector, the occupants of an inner city building evacuated, with the exception of those in the basement who continued to work, oblivious to the alarm and the AS 3745 specified emergency plan - emergency response procedures activities going

Evacuation Diagrams: Occupational Safety and Health Act: Emergency Plan

WA – Emergency Plan reports that under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984, an employer must ensure that, in the event of an emergency at any place of work at which the employer’s undertaking is conducted, arrangements (such as evacuation diagrams) have been made for the safe and rapid

Emergency Plan: Emergency Control Organisation: AS 3745

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that property owners and managers should ensure buildings, structures and workplaces have an Emergency Control Organisation in place whose members are capable of implementing the emergency plan in an emergency situation under AS 3745 -2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities'. AS 3745-2010 requires the number

Two Storey School: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs: AS 3745: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan was commissioned by a school principal 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 secondary college. The secondary school buildings had a number of superseded emergency procedures and evacuation diagrams

Large Single Storey Factory: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan was requested by a client to prepare an emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for their large warehouse building under AS 3745-2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities. The client’s emergency plan and evacuation diagrams were outdated to the extent that they did not include old and recent

First Attack Fire Fighting Training: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan advises that  whilst modern buildings are being built higher, they still need to maintain safety standards for the occupants. As well as AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities', one of the basic safety measures that still forms part of this safety network is the provision of

AS 3745-2010 vs AS 3745-2002: Emergency Planning Committee: Emergency Plan

AUST - Emergency Plan advises that with the implementation of the new version of AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities', it provides some welcome clarity to the purpose and application compared to the old Standard. The revised Standard provides a more holistic approach and more content on subjects such as the emergency

Evacuation Diagrams: WA Occupational Safety and Health Act: Emergency Plan

WA – Emergency Plan reports that under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984, an employer must ensure that, in the event of an emergency at any place of work at which the employer’s undertaking is conducted, arrangements (such as evacuation diagrams) have been made for the safe and rapid

Large Grease Plant: Evacuation Signs: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan: BFSR

QLD – Emergency Plan 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

No Duff: Emergency Response Exercises: AS 3745-2010

AUST - Emergency Plan asks what do you do if there is an emergency during an Emergency Response Exercise under AS 3745-2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities? No one will argue with the wisdom of practicing emergency response exercises. For most occupants this means actually using the fire stairs or

AS 3745: Liability: Emergency Planning Committee: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that AS 3745 – 2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities contains changes that have concerned people involved in emergency preparedness (as members of the Emergency Planning Committee and Emergency Control Organisation) and involves the statement regarding legal liability. Clause 2.1.3 in AS 3745-2002 states: “Both

Emergency Occupant Training: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that if there is one thing that AS 3745 – 2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities emphasises, it is the interaction of elements in dealing successfully with emergencies. The AS 3745-2010 Standard highlights how building elements, essential safety measures and occupant training need to work

Chief Warden Master Emergency Control Point: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises most emergency response procedures under AS 3745-2010 – Planning for emergencies in buildings include the expectation that in an emergency, (and if safe to do so), the Chief Warden will proceed to the master emergency control point and take control of the emergency, and utilise

Guide to Emergency Plan Development: AS 3745-2010

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that the revised Standard AS 3745-2010 – Planning for emergencies in facilities includes some new requirements of building owners and occupants to provide an emergency plan and serves as a best practice standard for ensuring workplace safety in emergency conditions. Some States such as Queensland

Laboratory Building: Evacuation Signs: Evacuation Diagrams: Emergency Plan: BFSR

QLD – Emergency Plan was appointed by the proprietor of a business incorporating laboratory testing to prepare the evacuation signs/evacuation diagrams for a new large laboratory building. New evacuation coordination procedures were prepared in accordance with the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) AS 3745-2010 now requires the Emergency Planning

Carpark Basements: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs: AS 3745 – 2010

AUST - Emergency Plan 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 were outdated to the extent that they did not include new requirements

Office Building: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs: AS 3745-2010

AUST - A property manager commissioned Emergency Plan 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 must realise that any building works occurring in the

Apartment Building: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Signs: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST - A Corporation Manager (body corporate manager) requested Emergency Plan to provide the necessary emergency plan and evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) under AS 3745-2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities', The building is a 3 storey high apartment building with various floor plate designs. Corporation Managers and unit holders must realise

Multi-Storey Office Building: Evacuation Diagrams: AS 3745–2010: Emergency Plan

AUST - The owners of a multi-storey office building approached Emergency Plan to prepare the necessary emergency plan and evacuation diagrams under AS 3745 – 2010 'Planning for emergencies in facilities'. The building contained various tenancies, some occupying the whole floor, others having multiple tenants. The building had a number of

Large Warehouse Building – Evacuation Diagrams – AS 3745: Emergency Plan

AUST - A client requested Emergency Plan to prepare an emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for their large warehouse building under AS 3745 - 2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities. The building has ‘designated’ internal roads to meet the occupier's logistic requirements. The client's emergency plan and evacuation diagrams were

Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) and Apartment Evacuation Signs: Emergency Plan

QLD - A client requested Emergency Plan to prepare evacuation signs under the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BFSR) for a new apartment complex. The Building Fire Safety Regulation requires building owners, property and body corporate managers to provide in each facility Evacuation Coordination Procedures (Emergency Response Procedures) to be retained

Western Australia’s Emergency Planning Laws: Evacuation Diagrams

WA - Emergency Plan advises that in Western Australia under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996, the employer, main contractor, self-employed person or person having control of the workplace, or control of the access to or egress from a workplace, must ensure

Multi-Storey Residential Evacuation Diagrams – AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST - A residential property owner requested Emergency Plan to prepare an emergency plan and evacuation diagrams for their multi-storey apartment building under AS 3745-2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities. Since the same owner or tenants were due to be in residence for a period of time (unlike a hotel where guests