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Evacuation Diagrams

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Evacuation Diagrams

Emergency Evacuation Diagrams are vital to show emergency and evacuation information to your occupants and visitors as part of your facility’s evacuation plan, in accordance with AS 3745-2010.

Fire evacuation plans need to clearly show evacuation procedures, fire equipment, details of emergency assembly points and who to call in the event of an emergency.

Effective evacuation plans help to;

Prevent personal injuries

Prevent loss of lives

Reduce effects of an emergency

Prevent damage to property

Reduce interruptions to business

Who needs

Evacuation Diagrams

 Anyone conducting a business or undertaking at a facility should ensure they have evacuation diagrams in accordance with the requirements of AS 3745-2010.

This refers to:

Property owners

Managers of a building, workplace or facility that may be occupied by people

Important Information About

Evacuation Diagrams

As part of your facilities emergency evacuation plan your evacuation diagrams must be designed & installed in accordance with AS3745-2010.

It is your legal obligation to ensure an effective evacuation plan is in place and failure to do so will result in penalties.

Location

Evacuation diagrams must be displayed in locations where the diagrams can be viewed by occupants and visitors.

The location and number of evacuation diagrams is determined by the Emergency Planning Committee (EPC).

Minimum Elements

AS 3745-2010 lists a range of elements which must be included in the evacuation diagram, such as designated exits, fire equipment and the ‘YOU ARE HERE’ location.

Position

The evacuation diagram should be located at a height not less than 1200 mm and not more than 1600 mm above the floor.

Size

The evacuation diagram must be minimum A4 size (i.e., 210 mm × 297 mm).

A pictorial representation of the floor/area of at least 200 mm x 150 mm or an area of at least 30,000 mm².

However, if any additional information is included:

The minimum size is A3 (i.e., 297 mm x 420 mm).

A pictorial representation of the floor/area of at least 300 mm x 200 mm or an area of at least 60,000 mm².

Orientation

Each Evacuation diagram, as well as the Assembly area map must have the correct orientation in relation to the ‘YOU ARE HERE’ location.

Operational Elements

AS 3745-2010 explains the optional elements which may be considered by the EPC for inclusion on the evacuation diagram.

These are not mandatory requirements though may be beneficial to your emergency evacuation procedure.

E.g. Emergency information, evacuation paths, door opening directions etc.

Installation of

Evacuation Diagrams

Evacuation diagrams are often installed to fire doors (e.g. entrance doors to apartments, or hotel rooms, and fire stairs), as well as smoke doors and fire rated walls.

Evacuation diagrams are often acrylic based signs or in an acrylic based poster frame.

These are then installed on the doors using glue, screws or double-sided tape.

Installation of evacuation diagrams on to a fire or smoke door should be tested or have a formal opinion obtained regarding how the fitting impacts on the performance of the fire door/fire wall/smoke door.

Otherwise, the success of meeting the requirements of the Building Code of Australia and the relevant Australian Standards (e.g. AS 1905.1) may be compromised.

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The guys at Fire Block Plans helped get our fire evacuation plans up to date and specification. They were very professional to deal with and assisted us in getting full compliance in a timely manner. They were also very affordable and assisted us in every step to make sure all aspects were covered. We would definitely use and recommend their services again. George Azar

Contracts Administrator at Skope Constructions, Mt. Kuring-Gai, NSW

We found Fire Block Plans through a google search whilst looking for a company that could provide evacuation diagrams in the ACT. The communication was great from start to finish which really helped with our tight deadline. After they visited our site they proceeded to design the drawings in around 4 business days. There were no changes required & the diagrams were installed 2 days later! Very impressed with their works & highly recommend Fire Block Plans for anyone needing evacuation diagrams.

Tony Godbee

Centre Manager at RPM Australia, Mitchell, ACT

We were recommended Fire Block Plans from a local Townsville company for our new Regional Data Centre evacuation plans. The quick and reliable turnaround by Gordon and the FBP team was exceptional. Brett Mann

Director at BBM Projects Consulting, Townsville, QLD

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.

Josh Crowhurst

Building Manager at Concept Blue Apartments, Melbourne, VIC

We engaged Fire Block Plans to provide evacuation diagrams for our 27 sites across Australia, situated in major cities & small rural towns. As there were no existing floor plans for most of the sites they were to attend site to mark-up, design the plans, then return to install.

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. Andrew Kereopa

OHS & Warehouse Manager at JAS Oceania, Melbourne, VIC

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