Trial Evacuations – does your building EVACUATION PROCEDURE comply with New Fire Evacuation regulations 1 July 2018?
On 1 July 2018 the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Regulations 2018 will replace the existing Fire Safety & Evacuation of Buildings Regulations 2006.
THE OWNER OF THE BUILDING MUST:
- Have a procedure in place (evacuation procedure) for the safe, prompt, and efficient evacuation of the building’s occupants in the event of a fire emergency requiring evacuation.
- Ensure that information about the evacuation procedure is readily available to all the building’s occupants.
- Erect clear, distinct, and legible signs and notices at appropriate places in the building.
- Ensure that occupants who are employees of the owner are trained to assist any other occupants of the building to evacuate the building in a fire emergency in accordance with the evacuation procedure for the building.
- Ensure that the (evacuation procedure) identifies a safe place outside the building if there is no automatic sprinkler system.
THE TENANT MUST:
- Ensure that every person who occupies floor space of the tenant (whether as a party to tenancy agreement, lease, sub-lease, or other contractual arrangement) is informed of the evacuation procedure provided by the owner of the building.
- Ensure that occupants who are employees of the tenant are trained to assist any other occupants of the building to evacuate the building in a fire emergency in accordance with the evacuation procedure for the building.
Call us to learn more about what training is required for building evacuations and fire safety including the importance of means of escape from a building.