UPDATE 1 February 2021: Changes to Regulations on trial evacuations and evacuation training programmes

The requirement for building owners to conduct trial evacuations or evacuation training programmes came back into force on 1 February 2021, and will remain in force provided there are no physical distancing requirements in place for the area in which the building is located. Physical distancing requirements are imposed at some COVID-19 Alert Levels and can change over time. Specific exclusions are included in the changes to accommodate those buildings which are in use as Managed Isolation and Quarantine Facilities.

These changes are set out in the Fire and Emergency New Zealand (COVID-19—Fire Safety, Evacuation Procedures, and Evacuation Schemes Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2020. Building owners are not expected to resume trial evacuations or evacuation training programmes immediately the changes come into force. To work out when your next trial evacuation or training programme notification is due, you need to calculate a 6-month period that excludes the time from 25 March 2020 to 31 January 2021, or any longer period when physical distancing requirements remain in force for the area where your building is located. For example:

• If you were due to conduct a trial evacuation by 10 April 2020, 17 days after the suspension began, and there are no physical distancing requirements in force for the area where your building is located, the adjusted 6-month period will end 17 days after the changes take effect which will mean 17 February 2021.

Please read previous COVID-19 Evacuation scheme Updates.

If you have any questions, please contact the Fire Information Unit on 0800 347 346 or email us at fireinfo@fireandemergency.nz


Documents

25/01/2019 11:27:33 AM

This is an example application for an evacuation scheme for a childcare centre. If you'd like to use this document as the basis for your own application, please ensure all details are updated to reflect your own building.

25/01/2019 11:27:35 AM

These are supporting documents for the childcare application above, including training material and Fire Action Notices. If you'd like to use these documents for your own application, please ensure all details are updated as required.

25/01/2019 11:28:46 AM

This is an example application for an evacuation scheme for a medical centre. If you'd like to use this document as the basis for your own application, please ensure all details are updated to reflect your own building.

25/01/2019 11:28:47 AM

These are supporting documents for the Medical Centre application above, including training material and Fire Action Notices. If you'd like to use these documents for your own application, please ensure all details are updated as required.

25/01/2019 11:32:08 AM

This is an example application for an evacuation scheme for an office building. If you'd like to use this document as the basis for your own application, please ensure all details are updated to reflect your own building.

25/01/2019 11:32:09 AM

These are supporting documents for the office building application above, including training material and Fire Action Notices. If you'd like to use these documents for your own application, please ensure all details are updated as required.

27/11/2019 2:57:08 PM

This is an example application for an evacuation scheme for an apartment building. If you'd like to use this document as the basis for your own application, please ensure all details are updated to reflect your own building.

27/11/2019 2:57:19 PM

These are supporting documents for the apartments application above, including training material and Fire Action Notices. If you'd like to use these documents for your own application, please ensure all details are updated as required.

27/11/2019 1:00:29 PM

This is an example application for an evacuation scheme for a motel. If you'd like to use this document as the basis for your own application, please ensure all details are updated to reflect your own building.

27/11/2019 1:00:44 PM

These are supporting documents for the motel application above, including training material and Fire Action Notices. If you'd like to use these documents for your own application, please ensure all details are updated as required.

1/02/2019 4:39:26 PM

This is an example application for an evacuation scheme for a Marae. If you'd like to use this document as the basis for your own application, please ensure all details are updated to reflect your own building.

1/02/2019 4:39:27 PM

These are supporting documents for the Marae application above, including training material and Fire Action Notices. If you'd like to use these documents for your own application, please ensure all details are updated as required.

25/01/2019 11:32:44 AM

This is an example application for an evacuation scheme for a rest home. If you'd like to use this document as the basis for your own application, please ensure all details are updated to reflect your own building.

25/01/2019 11:32:45 AM

These are supporting documents for the rest home application above, including training material and Fire Action Notices. If you'd like to use these documents for your own application, please ensure all details are updated as required.

14/04/2021 3:49:25 PM

This is an example application for an evacuation scheme for a marquee. If you'd like to use this document as the basis for your own application, please ensure all details are updated to reflect your own marquee.

14/04/2021 3:49:52 PM

These are supporting documents for the marquee application above, including training material and Fire Action Notices. If you'd like to use these documents for your own application, please ensure all details are updated as required.

4/12/2019 2:38:25 PM

This is an example application for an evacuation scheme for a sports club. If you'd like to use this document as the basis for your own application, please ensure all details are updated to reflect your own building.

4/12/2019 2:40:12 PM

These are supporting documents for the sports club application above, including training material and Fire Action Notices. If you'd like to use these documents for your own application, please ensure all details are updated as required.

22/11/2019 11:40:33 AM

This is an example application for an evacuation scheme for a school. If you'd like to use this document as the basis for your own application, please ensure all details are updated to reflect your own building.

17/06/2020 2:24:09 PM

These are supporting documents for the school application above, including training material and Fire Action Notices. If you'd like to use these documents for your own application, please ensure all details are updated as required.

27/11/2019 12:52:23 PM

This is an example application for an evacuation scheme for a church. If you'd like to use this document as the basis for your own application, please ensure all details are updated to reflect your own building.

27/11/2019 12:51:30 PM

These are supporting documents for the church application above, including training material and Fire Action Notices. If you'd like to use these documents for your own application, please ensure all details are updated as required.

25/01/2019 11:29:42 AM

This is an example application for a multi-use building with retail, offices, car parks and apartments. If you'd like to use this document as the basis for your own application, please ensure all details are updated to reflect your own building.

25/01/2019 11:31:29 AM

These are supporting documents for the multi-use building application above, including training material and Fire Action Notices. If you'd like to use these documents for your own application, please ensure all details are updated as required.