Fire Evacuation Plan

Is your Fire Evacuation Plan and Emergency Evacuation Diagram designed to the specified format and compliance?

Why work with Australian Fire Protection?

Australian Fire Protection have designed Fire Evacuation Plan (FEP) / Fire Safety Management Plans for businesses of all types and sizes throughout Brisbane, the Gold Coast and South East Queensland. This includes schools, factories, hospitals, retail shops, aged-care, hospitals, childcare facilities and budget accommodation.

The Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 requires all buildings to have a written Fire Evacuation Plan that details the policies and procedures of the business when responding to fire and other emergencies. If you don't have this for your business, it's vital that you contact us so we can help you establish a FEP that best suits you and your premises.

Not sure if your Written Fire Evacuation Plan is to the specified form? Check that it contains the following:

  • Relevant approval documents, i.e. Building Certificate of Occupancy/Classification, Building Fire Safety Installations list, alternative building solutions, and fire safety management plan procedures (if applicable)
  • The Building Fire Evacuation Sign / Fire Evacuation Diagram
  • Procedures for giving Fire and Evacuation Instructions 
  • The Evacuation Coordination procedures for the building
  • Instructions for evacuating the building safely in the event of a fire or hazardous materials emergency
  • The inclusion of operation methods for firefighting equipment and manually operated fire alarms in the building
  • Name, address and contact details for the building, the owner, and the occupier
  • The Evacuation Coordinator for the building
  • Your Fire Safety Adviser's contact details and accreditation details, if applicable.

Fire Evacuation Plan QLD - what to expect

When you partner with Australian Fire Protection, we will ensure your Fire Evacuation Plan takes into account the requirements of the QLD Building Fire Safety Regulation, and Australian Standards 3745 — Planning for Emergencies in Facilities.

Additionally, you can also turn to us for a complete assessment of your commercial building fire safety requirements as needed — including for services such as fire safety in a childcare setting.

  • Process:

Your Fire Evacuation Plan is designed in consultation with key members of your business, to ensure site specific hazards and other requirements are accounted for. Your Fire Evacuation Plan is site-specific to your business.

  • Design Time:

A typical design turnaround time from us is 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the complexity and urgency of your plan. For urgent jobs, contact us to discuss working to your commissioning or compliance deadlines.

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Your Queensland Fire and Evacuation Plan will include:

  • Instructions for evacuating your building safely in the event of a fire or hazardous materials emergency
  • The evacuation coordinator, owner, and occupier contact details for your building
  • Procedures for issuing fire and evacuation instructions
  • Instructions for evacuating persons with special needs
  • Fire safety Adviser details (if required)
  • The method of operation for firefighting equipment
  • The method of operation for manually operated fire alarms in the building
  • The method of operation of your building Occupancy Warning System

  • Any existing evacuation diagrams for your building
  • Alternative solutions that are applicable to your building
  • Building Certificates of Occupancy/Classification
  • Your Building Fire Safety Installations
  • Other response procedures, i.e. Bomb Threats

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is included in an effective Emergency Evacuation Plan?

An effective emergency evacuation plan not only outlines evacuation routes and procedures, but also includes detailed roles and responsibilities, such as the Evacuation Coordinator's duties, methods of operation for firefighting equipment, and specific instructions for safely evacuating people, especially those with special needs. It's purpose is to function as a comprehensive guide that ensures everyone knows what to do if an emergency occurs.

How can we tailor our Fire Evacuation Plan to cater for people with special needs?

We believe that an inclusive emergency evacuation plan is crucial. This involves creating a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan for individuals requiring additional assistance. This may include specific evacuation procedures, and the allocation of personnel to assist during an emergency. It’s about ensuring everyone's safety, regardless of their abilities.

What are the key components of a Fire Safety Management Plan?

A Fire Safety Management Plan encompasses several key components: it lists all fire safety installations in the building, provides a clear floor plan showing evacuation routes, details the responsibilities of designated personnel like Evacuation Coordinator, Fire Safety Adviser, and includes emergency response procedures for various scenarios, including fire emergencies and bomb threats.

Why is it important to have updated emergency phone numbers in my emergency plan?

Having current emergency phone numbers is vital for quick response. This ensures that in an emergency, staff can swiftly contact the necessary emergency services, evacuation coordinators, and other key personnel. It's a crucial part of a plan that helps facilitate prompt and efficient emergency management.

Can you assist in designing a Fire Emergency Evacuation Plan for complex buildings, like hospitals, schools or Early Learning Centres?

Absolutely! We specialise in creating thorough fire emergency plans for various types of buildings, including for complex structures like hospitals, schools and Early Learning Centres. Our team considers the unique challenges of each site, to ensure your fire plan is comprehensive and caters to the specific needs of your building’s occupants.

What should a business consider when planning evacuation routes?

When planning evacuation routes, it's important to consider multiple safe paths, accessibility for all building occupants, clear signage, and regular drills to familiarise staff with these routes. An effective emergency evacuation plan takes into account the layout of the building, potential hazards, and the quickest, safest way to exit in case of an emergency.

How often should fire extinguishers and other fire safety installations be checked?

Regular maintenance of fire safety installations, including fire extinguishers, is crucial. All fire safety installations and essential fire safety measures must be maintained to AS1851 and local regulations. This ensures they are in working order and ready to operate should an emergency occurs.

Is it necessary to have a specific emergency kit as part of our emergency plan?

Yes, having an emergency kit is an essential part of your emergency plan. This kit should include first aid supplies, a list of emergency contacts, copies of your emergency plan, and other items that may be needed in an emergency. It's about being prepared for any situation.

How can we ensure our staff are well-prepared for an emergency?

Regular training and drills are key to ensuring staff preparedness. This includes familiarising them with the emergency plan, evacuation routes, the use of fire extinguishers, and the roles of the evacuation coordinator and other key personnel. It's all about building confidence and competence in emergency response.

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