Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017

76 Owner must provide and maintain evacuation scheme for relevant building

(1)

The owner of a relevant building must provide an evacuation scheme that is designed to enable evacuation from the scene of a fire or an alarm of fire safely to a place of safety within a reasonable time.

(2)

The owner of a relevant building must maintain an evacuation scheme that has been approved by FENZ under section 77.

(3)

However, the owner of a relevant building is not required to provide or maintain an evacuation scheme for the building if—

(a)

the building is used for a purpose specified in section 75(1)(b) or (c); and

(b)

the building has an automatic sprinkler system; and

(c)

the owner of the relevant building notifies FENZ, in writing and in the prescribed form (if any), that the building does not require an evacuation scheme.

(4)

A person who knowingly contravenes subsection (1) or (2) commits an offence and is liable on conviction,—

(a)

in the case of an individual, to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or to a fine not exceeding $75,000, or both:

(b)

in any other case, to a fine not exceeding $150,000.

(5)

In this section,—

automatic sprinkler system means an automatic sprinkler system that satisfies the minimum standard required by regulations made under section 192(1)(c)

evacuation scheme means an evacuation scheme that complies with regulations made under section 192(1)(b).

Compare: 1975 No 42 ss 21B, 21E