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 a building approval occurring in the building that offsets the information contained in the evacuation diagrams,or emergency procedures, requires the evacuation diagram to be upgraded and reissued expeditiously.

The client requested the evacuation diagrams to be provided in A4 size and in landscape presentation, an example of which follows:

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

Work Health Safety Legislation

Refer to our Work Health Safety Legislation Table for further statutory information on safe occupation of a building including evacuation exercise and emergency control plan.

Further Advice

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