Fire and Evacuation Plan
The Building Fire Safety Regulation (BFSR) requires that all buildings (other than Class1a and Class10) have a written Fire and Evacuation Plan. This document must be in a specified format and contain all the necessary information required under the Regulation. It is also a requirement of the WHS Regulation (r43) that an Emergency Plan be developed for all workplaces. The Australian Standard 3745 (Planning for emergencies in facilities) also specifies a similar requirement.
QFire will assign a consultant to visit your site to gather all the necessary information to develop a Fire & Evacuation Plan / Emergency Plan. This consultant will be a highly experienced and qualified Fire Safety Adviser (and QBCC licensed – Emergency Procedures). We will then develop a written document/manual that will address all the above mentioned legislative requirements.
The finished document will include:
- Site specific premises information.
- Emergency management procedures.
- Response to specific emergencies.
- Emergency codes / procedures.
- Evacuation coordination procedures.
- Debriefing and Plan review.
- Training requirements.
The process for developing the Plan will consist of a combination of a site inspection, staff interview and review of any in-place emergency procedures. To speak more with a QFire member about Fire and Evacuation Plans, please contact us online.
Evacuation Signs / Diagrams
The Building Fire Safety Regulation requires that all buildings with a floor area greater than 300 square metres (other than Class 1a and Class 10) have evacuation signs produced and displayed in conspicuous locations within the building. An evacuation sign comprises evacuation procedures and an evacuation diagram.
The Australian Standard 3745 (Planning for emergencies in facilities) also specifies a similar requirement. It requires that evacuation diagrams be displayed in all facilities. They are to be positioned where occupants and visitors are able to view the diagrams.
QFire will assign a consultant to visit your site to gather all the necessary information. This consultant will be a highly experienced and qualified Fire Safety Adviser (and QBCC licensed – Emergency Procedures). The evacuation signs can be delivered in either electronic format or in A3 size hardcopy accompanied with snap lock or acrylic plastic frames, if required for secure attachment to a wall or door. To speak more with a QFire member about Evacuation Signs and Diagrams for your business; please contact us online.
Building Fire Safety Audits
The building fire safety inspection will address the requirements of the Building Fire Safety Regulation (BFSR). The fire safety inspection process will also follow the guidelines set out in Australian Standard 4655 (Fire safety audits – level 2).
The items inspected will include;
- Means of Escape from Buildings
- Fire Safety Installations
- Evacuation Planning, Instruction and Practice
- Record Keeping
- General Housekeeping
A report will be produced for the nominated site. This report will be provided specifying the findings of the inspection and any recommendations to assist in compliance with the BFSR. To speak more with a QFire member about Building and Saftey Audits, please contact us online.