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 Signs. Building owners and managers should be aware that alterations to their building under a building approval more than likely will necessitate the evacuation diagrams requiring to be updated. Any alterations to evacuation diagrams must be in accordance with the symbols shown below.

Reproduced with permission from SAI Global under Licence 1104-c059. The Australian Standard AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ can be found on the SAI Global website.

(Note: Various symbols and indicators on evacuation signs under the Building Fire Safety Regulations and Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) vary to those nominated in AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’. If requested dual compliance with BFSR and AS 3745-2010, then BFSR symbols would take precedence and then followed by AS 3745-2010 for the symbols – indicators not included in the BFSR).

Work Health Safety Legislation: Emergency Management Plan

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