Fire Safety and Evacuation of Buildings Regulations 2006

  • revoked
  • Fire Safety and Evacuation of Buildings Regulations 2006: revoked, on 1 July 2018, by regulation 36 of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fire Safety, Evacuation Procedures, and Evacuation Schemes) Regulations 2018 (LI 2018/96).

Evacuation schemes

17 General matters to be included in evacuation scheme

An evacuation scheme for a building must—

(a)

designate 1 or more places of safety—

(i)

inside or outside the building, if the building has an automatic sprinkler system; or

(ii)

outside the building, in any other case; and

(b)

specify how the building’s occupants are alerted to a fire emergency in the building; and

(c)

specify how the building’s occupants are informed of—

(i)

the measures they should take for their personal safety, once alerted to a fire emergency; and

(ii)

the need, if necessary, to evacuate to the place or places of safety for the building; and

(iii)

where the place of safety is, or the places of safety are, and the fastest way to get to it or them; and

(d)

include a list of any firefighting equipment available for use by the building’s occupants in a fire emergency and the location of the equipment; and

(e)

include a requirement that an appropriate number of signs and notices be erected in the building, at the routes of travel to the place or places of safety for the building, displaying the information set out in clause 1 of Schedule 3; and

(f)

include a requirement that the owner of the building notify the National Commander, in writing, if 1 or more of the events set out in clause 8 of Schedule 3 occurs; and

(g)

include a requirement that trial evacuations of the building be undertaken in the manner set out in clauses 2 to 4 of Schedule 3, if the building is a building used—

(i)

for the purposes of providing early childhood facilities (other than in a household unit); or

(ii)

as an educational institution; and

(h)

for any other building, include a requirement that either—

(i)

trial evacuations of the building be undertaken in the manner set out in clauses 2 to 4 of Schedule 3; or

(ii)

the owner of the building prepare and implement an evacuation training programme in the manner set out in clauses 5 to 7 of Schedule 3.