Fire Evacuation Schemes

Many buildings require fire evacuation schemes to describe how people will leave the building in the event of an emergency.

Fire evacuation schemes also stipulate the signage required to notify people of what to do in an emergency, and who is responsible for ensuring everyone has evacuated safely.

Section 75 of the Fire and Emergency Act 2017 identifies the buildings that require approved fire evacuation schemes. The Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fire Safety, Evacuation Procedures, and Evacuation Schemes) Regulations 2018 outlines the evacuation scheme requirements.

An evacuation scheme application for approval is required to be made with Fire and Emergency within 30 days prior to a new building being occupied.

Origin Fire’s team can prepare an evacuation scheme for you to submit to Fire and Emergency New Zealand for approval.

To speak with one of our fire engineers about your fire evacuation scheme, please call us or enquire via the button below.

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