Emergency Evacuation Diagrams
The biggest tool in your emergency planning toolbox is a well-crafted emergency evacuation diagram. Evacuation diagrams need to be simple, easy to read, and clearly show building occupants where they currently are in the building and how to get to safety quickly and easily.
They should also show an alternative safe exit in case the nearest exit is not able to be accessed.
At Flame Control we create Emergency Evacuation Diagrams that not only meet all Australian fire safety compliance requirements, but are simple, easy to read, and are in fact, National Best Practice.
Contact us today and we can talk you through the process of creating diagrams specifically designed for your sites. Once we have drafts of your new evacuation diagrams, we will forward them to you for review.
Each diagram will include:
- Clear concise information on evacuation procedures.
- Highlighted “You Are Here” notifications for each diagram.
- The location of your nearest Emergency Exit and the clearest path to get there.
- An alternative pathway to the next closest Emergency Exit (in case the nearest pathway becomes inaccessible).
- The location of all Fire Equipment (Fire Hose Reels, Fire Blankets and Extinguishers).
- Details of all Assembly Areas.
- Emergency Contact information.
Replacement Evacuation Diagrams
Did you know that to meet Australian Standard AS 3745-2010: Planning for Emergencies in Facilities, it is compulsory to replace diagrams every five years? Any changes to a building’s layout, design or its Fire Safety and Emergency Management Plan will also require evacuation diagrams to be updated and replaced.
What does this mean for you:
- If you alter the structure of your building (tear down walls or add to the building) all your Emergency Evacuation Diagrams need to be changed to reflect that work.
- If a Fire Safety Audit recommends changes of any kind, then your Fire Safety & Emergency Management Plan needs to reflect what you’ve done in relation to those recommendations.
Evacuation Diagram Review
At Flame Control we strongly recommend an annual review of your Emergency Evacuation Diagrams (and your Emergency Management Plan).
Our Guides will happily review your existing diagrams by ensuring they:
- Are oriented correctly and include an accurate “You Are Here” designation.
- Clearly identify the nearest emergency exit and the path to get there.
- Are in appropriate and ideal locations throughout the building.
- Contain all mandated compliance requirements.