What is an Evacuation Diagram?
An emergency evacuation diagram is one of the most important pieces of information for your building. Its purpose is to provide the occupants with information on how to evacuate your building should an emergency situation arise.
Why Should a Business Have an Evacuation Diagram?
Evacuation Diagrams are mandatory for all Australian Workplaces and multiple residency buildings. Fire Safe ANZ’s design team is a leading service provider of emergency evacuation diagrams for all applications.
IMPORTANT: Queensland has specific requirements for evacuation diagrams in its Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (BSFR 2008).
What Should be Included in an Evacuation Diagrams?
An Evacuation Diagram should consist of a pictorial representation of the floor or area of a building and other relevant emergency response information as set out in AS 3745-2010. These diagrams are intended to provide emergency and evacuation information for occupants and visitors and contain information such as:
A key showing the equipment depicted on an evacuation diagram.
Where Should Evacuation Diagrams be Displayed?
The following are the key requirements for displaying evacuation diagrams:
Where an assembly area map is included, it should have the same orientation as the rest of the diagram.
How Often do Evacuation Diagrams Need to be Updated?
As soon as any changes to the layout of the building or firefighting equipment and systems have occurred then the emergency evacuation diagrams must be updated. If no changes have occurred then the evacuation diagrams should be reviewed and upgraded every 5 years. The validity date is a requirement on all evacuation diagrams.
What to Expect When Choosing Fire Safe ANZ
Fire Safe ANZ will design and produce customised evacuation diagrams for your site to meet regulatory requirements. As part of the process, we will work closely with you to ensure that the diagrams are an accurate representation of your building.
Working with your property team our designers can develop site diagrams efficiently and cost effectively.
Our design service can provide you with the following:
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