1 Base Building
1.1 Appearance of Building from Street
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1.2 Ease of Disability Access
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2. Means of Escape

2.1 Are evacuation routes clear of obstructions?

2.2 Are final exits clear of obstructions for 2 metres?

2.3 Are the final exits of any adjoining properties clear?

3. Exit Doors

3.1 Is the door hardware the correct type ?

3.2 Are doors along evacuation route unlocked and unobstructed.

4. Fire/Smoke Doors and Walls

4.1 Are fire / smoke doors unobstructed and undamaged?

4.2 Is the correct signage on doors - internally and externally ?

4.3 Are maintenance records available for doors etc ?

4.4 Are their penetrations between fire compartments ?

4.5 Has penetration been checked by licensed contractor as per standards ?

5. Evacuation Diagrams

5.1 Are evacuation diagrams on display ?

5.2 Do evacuation diagrams contain the required information under BFSR 08 ?

5.3 Are evacuation diagrams securely fastened and correctly orientated ?

6 Exit Signs and Emergency Lighting

6.1 Is there exit or emergency lighting installed.

6.2 If no illuminated exit sign is a non illuminated sign in place ?

6.3 Are illuminated exit signs / emergency lights undamaged ?

6.4 Can maintenance records be produced?

7 Fire Extinguishers

7.1 Are extinguishers maintained ( serviced in last six months) ?

7.2 Are extinguishers unobstructed ?

7.3 Is the signage correct ?

7.4 Are extinguishers mounted at correct height where possible ?

7.5 Are air water extinguishers onsite

8 Fire Hose Reels

8.1 Are fire hose reels correctly maintained ?

8.2 Can maintenance records be produced ?

9 Smoke Alarms

9.1 Are smoke alarms within their lifespan?

9.2 Type of smoke alarm installed

If installing / replacing smoke alarms can work be done at ground level? Add ceiling height

10 Critical Defect

10.1 Has a critical defect been issued?

11 Evacuation planning, practice and training

11.1 Is there a fire and evacuation plan in place?

11.2 Has the plan been reviewed in the last 12 months?

11.3 Does the plan reflect the requirements of managing entity if multi occupancy ?

11.4 Are records stored correctly?

11.5 Has an evacuation drill be carried out in past 12 months?

11.6 Has training been completed in past 12 months?

11.7 Can records be viewed / obtained?

12 Certificate of Classification

12.1 Is certificate of classification displayed?


13 Accommodation

Evacuation signs displayed in units

Fire Panel / OWS

FIP normal with no faults or isolations ?

OWS in auto?


Booster access unimpeded and correctly signed

Hydrants capped?

Servicing within past 6 months?

13 Additional Information

13.1 Is the site airconditoned?


Number of exit / emergency lights

Number / Type of extinguishers

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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.