Buildings in Whangarei are created and approved under stringent guidelines, and a certificate known as a BWoF or Building Warrant of Fitness issued. A BWoF can attest that the building is constructed and arranged in a way that is safe for the public.
But in general, in the everyday management of buildings, the major key players such as the employers, landlords and building property owners are responsible in providing a safe working environment with proactive evacuation measures in place.
The Fire Safety and Evacuation of Buildings Regulations 2006 in New Zealand demands this, and to stay compliant every building owner must make the necessary arrangements to ensure everyone’s safety. For certain, every building is built with an appropriate means of escape, but adequate monitoring and maintenance of these escape routes must be checked on a regular basis.
That said, escape routes must be kept functional by following these fire safety rules:
But how can preventive measures and evacuation procedures be made clear or simply available to the building’s occupants?
Disseminating safety information can be made effective by having routine fire safety training for employees and building occupants. This serves as a means of empowering employees to save themselves and others in the event of a fire. The procedure for the evacuation of a building can be made simple, by having people be more aware of their surroundings.
But what are the important points employees can learn in a fire safety training class?
Covering emergency evacuation procedures and plans in New Zealand need not be complicated. At Fireco, we can help you come up with a safety evacuation plan that’s bespoke to your needs. Plus we can help get everyone up to speed in terms of fire safety training and implementing evacuation procedures in your building.
Fireco NZ conducts fire safety workshops for companies big and small in Whangarei. If you need to update your on-site evacuation procedures, we can do a risk assessment and recommend the best fire safety steps you can take.