You need to have an RealMe login to use the online evacuation scheme service.
You can use the same RealMe login to manage multiple buildings regardless of whether you are acting as an individual building owner or as an agent.
As an alternative to the online process you can complete the manual evacuation scheme application form. Then either upload here or send the completed form and supporting information to the Fire Information Unit, either email email@example.com, or post to Fire Information Unit, Fire and Emergency New Zealand, P O Box 68444, Victoria St West, Auckland 1142 or fax 09 309 0483.
A building owner must ensure their building complies with the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 (the Act) and the Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fire Safety, Evacuation Procedures, and Evacuation Schemes) Regulations 2018 (the Regulations). A building that requires an evacuation scheme is called a 'relevant building'. These include the following:
For a complete list and full details of buildings that are 'relevant buildings' refer to section 75 of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017.
Owners of buildings with an automatic sprinkler system which meets one of the required standards (NZS 4541:2007, NZS 4541:2013, NZS 4515:2003 or NZS 4515:2009) and which are only used for either (2) or (3) (but not both) and none of the other uses listed above, don't need an approved scheme. However, owners of those buildings must give Fire and Emergency New Zealand notice that the building does not need an evacuation scheme using the Notification that an evacuation scheme is not required form.
Buildings listed in schedule 2 of the regulations also need to comply with the requirements for an evacuation procedure. For more information on these requirements see fireandemergency.nz > Business and landlords > Owner responsibilities.
See the following for information about applying for and maintaining an evacuation scheme:
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