Fire and Emergency Management Services

Fire & Evacuation Plan OR Emergency Management Plan – Initial (FSA or EMP)

The purpose of this report is to comply with the current Work Health and Safety Act and Building Fire Safety Regulations 2008 for Fire Safety and Emergency Management.

Inclusions

Fire Safety Audit with Recommendations for Compliance
Fire & Evacuation Plan / Emergency Management Plan Development
Fire & Evacuation Sign Development
Submission of Annual Fire Safety Statement (if applicable)

Additional Services

Annual Evacuation Drill Coordination
First Response Online Training
Evacuation Coordination Online Training

Fire & Evacuation Plan OR Emergency Management Plan – Review (FSR or EMPR)

The purpose of this report is to review the plan and evacuation signs in place and ensure they comply with the current Work Health and Safety Act and Building Fire Safety Regulations 2008.

Inclusions

Fire Safety Audit with Recommendations for Compliance
Review Fire & Evacuation Plan / Emergency Management Plan Onsite
Review Fire & Evacuation Signs Onsite
Submission of Annual Fire Safety Statement (if applicable)

Additional Services

Annual Evacuation Drill Coordination
First Response Online Training
Evacuation Coordination Online Training
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Don’t get burnt by changes to legislation

With the introduction of the new Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011, those persons classified as being a PCBU have onerous responsibilities for the safety of all persons and employees. Fire Compliance is one of the major responsibilities.

Section 43 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (Emergency Plans) stipulate that the PCBU must develop Emergency Plans to ensure the workplace has effective plans in place to manage all types of emergencies including fire emergencies.

Strata complexes with any on-site mangers or money making operations are classed as being a PCBU.

The major new requirements are:

An improved fire and evacuation framework that includes;

  • The changes apply to all persons classified as a PCBU (that is anyone operating a business or any undertaking) even if they are not being paid
  • In Queensland this applies to all buildings including unit complexes (not detached houses)
  • High occupancy buildings
  • Relevant approval documents be obtained and kept with the fire and evacuation plan
  • The entity responsible for the whole building (e.g. strata manager or building manager) ensure that evacuation arrangements for the whole building are integrated with those of all tenants or residents
  • Building fire safety plans must be developed
  • Training of all occupants must be conducted annually
  • Critical defects in fire safety installations are reported to the occupier and that they be repaired within 1 month

Evacuation plans

Evacuation plans must be or include the following;

  • Building specific
  • Reviewed annually
  • Details of the persons responsible for developing, changing and reviewing the plan
  • The name of the fire safety adviser (if applicable) for the building

Serious consequences for inaction!

Harsh penalties apply to owners/occupiers who do not abide by the regulations. Far more serious, however, is the possibility of loss of life, combined with the destruction of property. Inaction would truly be an avoidable tragedy.

The solution is simple

QBM will evaluate and customise an Emergency Management Plan for your complex. Eliminate the stress and worry of keeping up to date with current legislation, as our Fire Safety Adviser can take on the roles and responsibilities for your complex:

  • Annual fire safety training
  • Annual fire safety audit of fire safety installations including the Emergency Management Plan & Diagram
  • Development and Implementation of an Emergency Management Plan
  • Drawing and printing of evacuation diagrams orientated to specific exit points and locations

Our Services

COST SAVING BULK SERVICES

All Inclusive Full Fire Safety Service (initial year)

Fire Safety Audit

  • Inspection of the site
  • Identify and list all fire equipment on site
  • Report on any additional fire equipment required by legislation or as a safety requirement
  • Report upon any issues with the fire services within the building including access and fire hazards
  • Report upon any issues requiring rectification to enable yearly Fire Statement to be submitted
  • Supply costs for any additional installations required
  • Report upon maintenance and service requirements on all fire equipment

Fire & Evacuation Plan Development

  • Conduct a survey of the property to identify the methods of evacuation
  • Discussion with on-site persons to develop a site specific evacuation plan
  • Compilation and supply of Fire and Evacuation Plan (Fire Safety Management Plan) in electronic format
  • Access to on-line instruction/training system;
    • First response evacuation instruction/training
    • Evacuation coordination instruction/training

Fire & Evacuation Diagrams Development

  • Conduct a survey of the site to identify the safest route of exit
  • Develop site specific Evacuation Diagrams to comply with AS3745
  • Supply and adhesive installation of Evacuation Diagrams to common area in A3 laminated format
    • Other formats to be at additional cost

FULL Fire and Evacuation Annual Review

  • Organise evacuation practice by sending letters to occupants of all units
  • Review of the Fire and Evacuation Plan and update as required to meet changed conditions
  • Review of the Evacuation Diagrams
    • Any changes to be at an additional cost

Submission of Annual Fire Safety Statement

  • Compilation of supplied maintenance records
  • Confirmation of maintenance requirements based upon supplied Statement of fire installations
  • Submission of Annual Fire Safety Statement to relevant authorities
    • Submission fees are extra cost

Yearly Evacuation Drill Co-ordination

  1. Where QBM has not been appointed the FSA
  • Assist the Evacuation Coordinator to conduct an evacuation exercise
  • Prepare a report and recommendations for the safe evacuation of the property
  • Review of the Fire and Evacuation Plan and update as required to meet changed conditions
  • Review of the Evacuation Diagrams
    • Any changes to be at an additional cost
  1. Where QBM has been appointed the FSA
  • Organise evacuation practice by sending letters to occupants of all units
  • Review of the Fire and Evacuation Plan and update as required to meet changed conditions
  • Review of the Evacuation Diagrams
    • Any changes to be at an additional cost

INDIVIDUAL SERVICE SELECTION

Fire Safety Audit

  • Inspection of the site
  • Identify and list all fire equipment on site
  • Report on any additional fire equipment required by legislation or as a safety requirement
  • Report upon any issues with the fire services within the building including access and fire hazards
  • Report upon any issues requiring rectification to enable yearly Fire Statement to be submitted
  • Supply costs for any additional installations required
  • Report upon maintenance and service requirements on all fire equipment

Fire & Evacuation Plan Development

  • Conduct a survey of the property to identify the methods of evacuation
  • Discussion with on-site persons to develop a site specific evacuation plan
  • Compilation and supply of Fire and Evacuation Plan (Fire Safety Management Plan) in electronic format
  • Access to on-line instruction/training system;
    • First response evacuation instruction/training
    • Evacuation coordination instruction/training

Fire & Evacuation Diagrams Development

  • Conduct a survey of the site to identify the safest route of exit
  • Develop site specific Evacuation Diagrams to comply with AS3745
  • Supply and adhesive installation of Evacuation Diagrams to common area in A3 laminated format
    • Other formats to be at additional cost

Submission of Annual Fire Safety Statement

  • Compilation of supplied maintenance records
  • Confirmation of maintenance requirements based upon supplied Statement of fire installations
  • Submission of Annual Fire Safety Statement to relevant authorities
    • Submission fees are extra cost

Management of Annual Fire Safety Statement

  • QBM takes for responsibility for timely submission of Statement
  • Organise all sub contractors to undertake fire maintenance and supply maintenance records by due date
  • Independent review of any recommendations for upgrades / replacements to fire equipment by sub contractors
  • Compilation of supplied maintenance records
  • Confirmation of maintenance requirements based upon supplied Statement of fire installations
  • Submission of Annual Fire Safety Statement to relevant authorities
    • Submission fees are extra cost

Yearly Evacuation Drill Co-ordination

  1. Where QBM has not been appointed the FSA
  • Assist the Evacuation Coordinator to conduct an evacuation exercise
  • Prepare a report and recommendations for the safe evacuation of the property
  • Review of the Fire and Evacuation Plan and update as required to meet changed conditions
  • Review of the Evacuation Diagrams
    • Any changes to be at an additional cost
  1. Where QBM has been appointed the FSA
  • Organise evacuation practice by sending letters to occupants of all units
  • Review of the Fire and Evacuation Plan and update as required to meet changed conditions
  • Review of the Evacuation Diagrams
    • Any changes to be at an additional cost

Fire and Evacuation Annual Review

  • Review of the Fire and Evacuation Plan and update as required to meet changed conditions
  • Review of the Evacuation Diagrams
    • Any changes to be at an additional cost
  • Inclusion of submission of annual statement if required at additional cost

WHAT DO YOU GET FROM QBM

  1. We handle it all for you and take full responsibility
  2. We are trained Fire Safety Advisors
  3. We are members of the Fire Protection Association of Australia
  4. We are fully insured to do this work
  5. Prepare the Motions and Quotes specific to the complex
  6. Provide letter to send to tenants and staff concerning evacuation processes
  7. Undertake a full and detailed audit of the whole complex
  8. Work with the on-site contact person to develop specific procedures and processes required in the Fire and Evacuation Plan
  9. Develop “position specific” Evacuation Diagrams
  10. Installation of diagrams to common areas
  11. Supply of evacuation diagrams for individual units if Holiday rental complex
  12. Training of emergency personnel in evacuation procedures
  13. Full use of On-Line training programs by all owners, staff and tenants
  14. Full storage of documents and use of On-line resources including required record keeping
  15. Guaranteed prices for on-going yearly re-assessments