|Class||Property, Plant & Equipment|
|Also Known as|
|How often does it need to be renewed||Never|
|Where applicable||New Zealand|
- New Zealand Fire Services - Evacuation Schemes
Do I need a Scheme or a Procedure?
The principle seems to be
- All buildings in New Zealand must have an Approved Scheme or a Procedure
- Check to see if you need a Scheme at New Zealand Fire Services - Evacuation Schemes
- If you don't need a scheme, you must have a Procedure.
What needs to be included in a Procedure?
From "Fire Safety and Evacuation of Buildings Regulations 2006"
The procedure must provide for the occupants to be evacuated to a place or places of safety so that all the building’s occupants can be accounted for.
The owner of a building must ensure that information about the evacuation procedure is readily available to the building’s occupants, including information about—
- the routes of travel to the place or places of safety for the building; and
- the fire alarm signals used or available for use by the occupants; and
- any firefighting equipment available for use by the occupants.
The owner of a building must erect signs and notices at appropriate places in the building that clearly indicate the evacuation procedure for the building.