Fire Safety and Evacuation of Buildings Regulations 2006

Reprint as at 1 July 2017

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Fire Safety and Evacuation of Buildings Regulations 2006

(SR 2006/123)

Silvia Cartwright, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 15th day of May 2006

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.

Pursuant to section 92(1) and (2) of the Fire Service Act 1975, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Contents

1Title
2Commencement
3Interpretation
4Owner of building must maintain means of escape from fire for building
5Flammable cleaning liquid and flammable material not to be stored near or in means of escape from fire for building
6Owner of building must provide evacuation procedure
7Tenants of building must follow evacuation procedure
8Owners or tenants of certain buildings must have employees trained to assist occupants to evacuate
9Appliances
10Control of open flames
11Packing and unpacking of goods
12Storage of certain materials inside and outside buildings
13Firefighting equipment for use by building’s occupants
14Offences
15Minimum amounts of hazardous substances prescribed
16Automatic sprinkler systems prescribed
17General matters to be included in evacuation scheme
18Matters to be included in evacuation scheme in relation to persons with disability
19Matters to be included in evacuation scheme for certain buildings with automatic sprinkler systems
20Applications for approval of evacuation scheme for new building
21Applications for approval of evacuation scheme for existing building
22Prescribed form for voluntary application for approval of evacuation scheme
23National Commander must decide whether to approve application no later than 20 working days after its receipt
24Prescribed form of notification for building for which no evacuation scheme required
25Revocation
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