Fire Safety and Evacuation of Buildings Regulations 2006

Reprint as at 1 July 2013

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 section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

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

1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Interpretation

Part 1
Fire safety for buildings described in Schedule 1

Means of escape from fire for building

4 Owner of building must maintain means of escape from fire for building

5 Flammable cleaning liquid and flammable material not to be stored near or in means of escape from fire for building

Evacuation of building

6 Owner of building must provide evacuation procedure

7 Tenants of building must follow evacuation procedure

8 Owners or tenants of certain buildings must have employees trained to assist occupants to evacuate

Appliances

9 Appliances

Open flames

10 Control of open flames

Packing and unpacking of goods

11 Packing and unpacking of goods

Storage of certain materials

12 Storage of certain materials inside and outside buildings

Firefighting equipment for use by building's occupants

13 Firefighting equipment for use by building's occupants

Offences

14 Offences

Part 2
Evacuation schemes for buildings described in section 21A(1) of Act

Prescribed matters (other than forms)

15 Minimum amounts of hazardous substances prescribed

16 Automatic sprinkler systems prescribed

Evacuation schemes

17 General matters to be included in evacuation scheme

18 Matters to be included in evacuation scheme in relation to persons with disability

19 Matters to be included in evacuation scheme for certain buildings with automatic sprinkler systems

Applications for approval of evacuation scheme

20 Applications for approval of evacuation scheme for new building

21 Applications for approval of evacuation scheme for existing building

22 Prescribed form for voluntary application for approval of evacuation scheme

23 National Commander must decide whether to approve application no later than 20 working days after its receipt

Notification for building for which no evacuation scheme required

24 Prescribed form of notification for building for which no evacuation scheme required

Revocation

25 Revocation

Schedule 1
Buildings to which Part 1 applies

Schedule 2
Minimum amounts of hazardous substances for purposes of section 21A(1)(d) of Act

Schedule 3
Requirements relating to evacuation schemes

Schedule 4
Forms

Gazette information

Reprint notes