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What is an Emergency Evacuation Diagram?
Emergency evacuation diagrams display vital information to your occupants should an emergency take place. They enable people to follow the facility’s evacuation plan in accordance with Australian legal requirements, helping to minimise harm.
Emergency evacuation diagrams provide the following information:
- Emergency procedures
- Exit routes
- Emergency assembly points
- The location of fire equipment
- The location of relevant safety equipment
- Manual call points
- Information about the site
- Validity date of the diagram
Where should an evacuation diagram be installed?
Australian regulations dictate that fire safety diagrams must follow certain requirements:
- Location: Evacuation diagrams must be displayed in locations where they are most visible and accessible to occupants during an emergency
- Position: diagrams must be positioned between 1200mm and 1600mm above the ground
- Orientation: diagrams must be orientated according to each “You Are Here” location as per AS3745.
The precise location and exact number of evacuation diagrams required will be determined by your Emergency Planning Committee.
Less than 50% of building occupants feel confident of knowing what action to take and where to evacuate to during an emergency.
Less than 25% of people when randomly tested can locate their nearest fire extinguisher from memory without searching the building.
Evacuation diagrams are critical to your safety plan
Not only are evacuation diagrams a legal requirement, they’re important for keeping people and property safe. Evacuation diagrams prevent injuries, loss of life, damage to property and reduce interruptions to your business, offering valuable peace of mind in an emergency.
AS 3745-2010 is the Australian Standard for planning for emergencies. It was developed as a best practice guide for building safety and provides a framework for emergency procedures.
Fire Protection Association (FPA)
The FPA recommends that:
Anyone conducting a business or undertaking business at a facility should ensure they have evacuation diagrams in accordance with the requirements of AS 3745-2010.
Fire Block Plans design emergency evacuation diagrams to comply with these standards, ensuring the fastest and most effective evacuation solution possible for your facility.
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I am currently based as a building manager, within a premium asset in Melbourne that required upgrades to our site Evacuation plans . Due to works from a previous contract not being sufficient and non conformed. I sourced Fire Block Plans. Gordon was very responsive and helped us with the current design and layout for our complex with the final signs that had been missing. Great service and cost saving approach to help us out. Highly recommended and will consider in future sites.
Their communication with all our site managers was excellent, ensuring we were aware of any inspection dates. The diagrams look extremely professional and were completed in a timely manner Our experience with Fire Block Plans was terrific and we highly recommend them for anyone needing evacuation diagrams.
Do you have a solid evacuation plan?
Fire Block Plans will work with you to design emergency diagrams that accurately represent your building and meet regulatory requirements for your site, while maximising safety across your premises. For more information, contact us today.