This Standard outlines the minimum requirements for the establishment, validation and implementation of an emergency plan for a facility to provide for the safety of occupants of that facility and its visitors leading up to, and during an evacuation.
It includes the following:
(a) The formation, purpose, responsibility and training of the emergency planning committee.
(b) Emergency identification.
(c) The development of an emergency plan.
(d) The development of emergency response procedures.
(e) The establishment, authority and training of an emergency control organization.
(f) The testing and validation of emergency response procedures.
(g) Emergency related training.
This Standard does not cover facility operational incidents, community disaster management, business continuity, security management or major environmental impacts beyond the facility.
1 Guidance on planning and response for fire and smoke emergencies is given in Appendix A.
2 Guidance on planning and response for bomb threat is given in Appendix B.
3 Guidance on planning and response for civil disorder and illegal occupancy is given in Appendix C.
4 The information and guidance in Appendices A, B and C is not comprehensive enough to adequately plan for fire and smoke emergencies, bomb threat, and civil disorder and illegal occupancy.
This Standard applies to buildings, structures or workplaces occupied by people, with the exception of Class 1a buildings as defined in the Building Code of Australia, unless that dwelling is also used as a workplace.
This Standard does not attempt to over-ride legislative obligations in providing for the safety of occupants and visitors in facilities.
It does, however, provide guidance for the planning and implementation of effective emergency planning committee (EPC) and emergency control organization (ECO) procedures, covering emergency situations up until the appropriate Emergency Service arrives to manage the situation, at which time, the ECO shall work in conjunction with that service.
The emergencies referred to in this Standard do not exclusively represent the likely range of emergencies that may occur in a facility. The range of specific emergencies shall be identified for each facility.
First published as AS 3745-1990.
Second edition 1995.
Third edition 2002.
Fourth edition 2010.