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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


Printable Forms

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Use this form to submit your evacuation scheme application. Use this version of the form if you want to type in or handwrite the details

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Use this template to complete a Fire Action Notice. Notices must state the correct method of alerting people in the building and all details must be consistent with your application.

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This sample template can be used to complete a Fire Action Notice in Te Reo. Notices must state the correct method of alerting people in the building and all details must be consistent with your application.

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Use this template to complete a Fire Action Notice. Notices must state the correct method of alerting people in the building and all details must be consistent with your application.

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Use this template to complete a Fire Action Notice in Te Reo Maori. Notices must state the correct method of alerting people in the building and all details must be consistent with your application.

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Use this form to let us know that an evacuation scheme is not required for your building.

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Use this form to tell us about your trial evacuation. We need to receive this form no later than 10 working days after your trial. You can also use this form to tell us about an unplanned evacuation.

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Use this form to give us information about your training programme.

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Use this form to let us know if any of your building details have changed.

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It is no longer necessary to send written notification of a proposed trial evacuation.