MEANS OF ESCAPE FROM BUILDINGS

Evacuation routes

  • Are evacuation routes clear of obstructions?

  • Are final exits clear of obstructions for two metres?

  • Are the final exits of any adjoining properties clear?

Exit doors

  • Is the door hardware the correct type?

  • Are the doors along the evacuation route unlocked and unobstructed?

Fire/Smoke doors and Walls

  • Are the fire/smoke doors unobstructed and undamaged?

  • Can current maintenance records for fire/smoke doors be produced upon request?

  • Are fire/smoke walls free from unprotected penetration?

Evacuation signs / diagrams - general

  • Do the evacuation signs/diagrams contain the required information?

  • Are the evacuation signs/diagrams securely fastened and oriented for the building?

OCCUPANCY LIMITS FOR BUILDINGS

Obligations for all buildings

  • Have steps been taken to ensure the building is not overcrowded?

Obligations for at-risk licensed buildings

  • If am Occupancy Notice has been issued by the Commissioner, is the building compliant?

Maintenance of Fire Safety Installations

Fire Extinguishers

  • Are all Fire Extinguishers correctly maintained?

  • Can current maintenance records for Fire Extinguishers be produced upon request?

Exit Signs/Emergency Lighting

  • Are the exit signs/emergency lighting undamaged?

  • Can current maintenance records for exit signs/emergency lighting be produced upon request?

Fire Hose Reels

  • Are all Fire Hose Reels correctly maintained?

  • Can current maintenance records for Fire Hose Reels be produced upon request?

Sprinkler System

  • Is the Sprinkler Booster Installation undamaged?

  • Can current maintenance records for the Sprinkler System be produced upon request?

Fire Detection and Alarm System

  • Is the Fire Detection and Alarm System operating with no isolations or faults indicating?

  • Can current maintenance records for Fire Detection and Alarm Systems be produced upon request?

  • If the Fire Detection and Alarm System is not connected to QFES are MCPs signed 'Ring 000'?

  • Is the number of unwanted alarms activations below the prescribed average?

  • If a Class 2 accommodation building, are smoke alarms installed in the sole occupancy units?

Evacuation System

  • Is the Evacuation System in 'auto' mode with no zones isolated or in fault?

  • Can current maintenance records for Evacuation System be produced upon request?

On-site Hydrant System

  • Is the on-site Fire Hydrant Booster Installation undamaged?

  • Are the on-site Fire Hydrants undamaged?

  • Can current maintenance records for the on-site Hydrant System be produced upon request?

Hydrant/Sprinkler Pumpsets

  • Are the Hydrant/Sprinkler Pumpsets correctly maintained?

  • Can current maintenance records for Pumpsets be produced upon request?

Stairwell Pressurisation

  • Can current maintenance records for Stairwell Pressurisation be produced upon request?

Smoke and Heat Ventilation Systems

  • Can current maintenance records for Smoke & Heat Ventilation Systems be produced upon request?

Standby Power Supply

  • Can current maintenance records for Standby Power be produced upon request?

Emergency Lift - Fire Service Control

  • Has an operational test of the Fire Service Controls been conducted?

Critical Defects

  • If a Critical Defect Notice has been received, has action been taken to rectify within one month?

  • If a Critical Defect Notice has been received, have interim measures been put in place?

MISCELLANEOUS

Housekeeping

  • Is housekeeping acceptable?

EVACUATION PLANNING, INSTRUCTION & PRACTICE

Fire and Evacuation Plans

  • Is there a fire and evacuation plan in place for each building?

  • Is there a managing entity and secondary occupiers' fire and evacuation plan for multi-occupancy buildings?

  • Are all the Fire and evacuation plans kept in the specified form?

  • Do fire and evacuation plans reflect alternative solutions?

  • Is there a procedure in place to evacuate persons with special needs?

  • Are all Fire and evacuation plans available upon request?

  • Are all Fire and evacuation plans current and reviewed annually?

Fire and Evacuation Instruction

  • Have general evacuation instructions been given?

  • Are records for general evacuation instructions kept and available upon request?

  • Have first-response evacuation instructions been given?

  • Are records for first-response evacuation instructions kept and available upon request?

  • Have evacuation coordination instructions been given?

  • Are records for evacuation coordination instructions kept and available upon request?

  • Has evacuation practice been conducted annually?

  • Are evacuation practice records kept and available upon request?

  • Has a Fire Safety Adviser been appointed?

  • Is there a procedure in place to provide 'adequate instruction' to prescribed persons?

RECORD KEEPING

Approval documents

  • Are approval documents obtained and kept on site?

  • Is the 'Certificate of Classification' for the building displayed?

Occupier Statement (Annual)

  • Can an annual Occupier Statement be produced upon request?

Record Security

  • Are records kept on site?

  • Is a copy of all prescribed documents kept in another place?

BUDGET ACCOMMODATION

  • Are current Fire Safety Management Plans prepared and implemented?

  • Are fire safety standards available for inspection during business hours?

  • Can evacuation practice records be produced upon request?

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