AUST – Emergency Plan advises that building owners and managers should make themselves aware of the new AS 3745 – 2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities, especially the area of evacuation diagrams and the symbols nominated to be used.
AS 3745-2010 now specifies minimum size and content for evacuation diagrams, in particular Figure E3 Examples of Symbols Used in Evacuation Diagrams. Building owners and managers should be aware that alterations to their building more than likely will necessitate the evacuation diagrams requiring to be updated. Any alterations to evacuation diagrams must be in accordance with the new symbols are shown in Figure E3 below.
Reproduced with permission from SAI Global under Licence 1104-c059. The Australian Standard AS 3745-2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities can be found on the SAI Global website.
(Note: Various symbols and indicators on evacuation signs under the BFSR and Queensland Fire and Rescue Service vary to those nominated in AS 3745-2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities. If requested dual compliance with BFSR and AS 3745-2010, then BFSR symbols would take precedence and then followed by AS 3745-2010 for the symbols – indicators not included in the BFSR).