Fire evacuation schemes greatly contribute to fire safety by providing a mechanism for building occupants to safely evacuate a building.
Consequently, schemes must reflect the building’s complexity and occupant activity. Therefore, completion of a scheme requires thoughtful planning so that the procedures contained within it are effective if a fire emergency occurs requiring the evacuation of the building’s occupants.
We have experience in developing evacuation schemes ready to submit to Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) for approval.
An evacuation scheme is all of the provisions and procedures put in place by the owner of a relevant building to meet the requirements of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 and the Fire Safety and Evacuation of Buildings Regulations 2006 are complied with. Evacuation schemes must be approved by the Fire Service.