What is required to create a management plan and an evacuation plan in a building complex? – Yvonne, QLD
Question: What is required to create a management plan and an evacuation plan in a building complex? We have notices posted at the lift on each floor advising of the evacuation process. Is this sufficient?
– Yvonne, QLD
Answer: The body corporate has a legal obligation to ensure the safety of any person in the building in the event of a fire or other emergency. The QFES has developed the fire management tool for owners and occupiers to assist in managing compliance. The body corporate is required to ensure that fire safety installations in the building comply with the requirements of Queensland Development Code Mandatory Part (QDC MP) 6.1. It is the building occupier’s responsibility to appoint and train a fire safety adviser for buildings that are classified as high occupancy. A building is classed as high occupancy if it is:
• Class 2, 3, 5, 6, 7b, 8, 9a or 9b and a workplace where 30 or more workers are normally employed.
• Class 2 or 3 and more than 25 metres in height.
• Licensed premises that have been identified by the commissioner as at risk of overcrowding.
For more information and to determine if you require a fire safety adviser, refer to the overview. You can also refer to the QFES Building Fire Safety website for more information as well as low occupancy class 2 unit buildings.