This Q&A about the WA requirements for evacuation notices and planning for emergencies has been answered by Greg McCulloch, Westside Fire Services.
Question: Can you please guide me as to the ruling on evacuation notices? Where should they be placed and is there a size regulation?
Answer: The number and location within a facility should be determined by that facilities Emergency Planning Committee.
The number and location within a facility should be determined by that facilities Emergency Planning Committee.
The following is the minimum requirements for a drawing:
- A pictorial representation of the floor or area, which shall be at least 200mm x 150mm
- The title ‘Evacuation Diagram’
- The ‘You are Here’ location
- The designated exits in the facility, which shall be green
- Where installed:
- WIPs, MCPs and ECPs
- Hose reels, which shall be red
- Hydrants, which shall be red
- Extinguishers which shall be red with an appropriate colour for type
- Fire Blanket which shall be red
- Fire Indicator Panel
- Validity date (Drawings should be reviewed every 5 years)
- Location of assembly area(s), either stated in words or pictorially represented
- A legend which reflects symbols used
If need be our training coordinator can assist the owner to prepare the drawing.
This post appears in Strata News #251.
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Please note this advice was provided prior to the proclamation of the new strata title amendments and will be updated in due course.
- WA Strata Titles Amendment Act 2018: duties of a council member and how to protect yourself from liability
- WA: Maintenance Planning and Insurance: The Strata Titles Amendment Act 2018 (STAA 2018)
- Safety and emergency measures
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