Evacuation Plans and Fire Safety Exercises

Evacuation Plans & Fire Safety Excercises

Total Essential Services Group can assist you to comply with Australian Standard 3745 (2010) Planning for emergencies in facilities and relevant State or Commonwealth Work Health and Safety legislation through the provision of:

  • Emergency Response Procedure Manuals
  • Evacuation Diagrams
  • Warden Training
  • Fire Equipment Training
  • Evacuation Exercises

Industries such as Health and Aged Care require Fire Equipment Training and an Evacuation Exercise be attended by all staff each year to ensure ongoing compliance with Accreditation Standards. Occupancy Permits for some workplaces will also require Evacuation Diagrams and/or Evacuation Exercises to be provided as part of the building Essential Safety Measures.

Non-compliance with legislation and standards may result in State WorkCover Authorities issuing an Improvement Notice, Building Surveyors or the Fire Brigade issuing fines or closing buildings, and Accreditation Authorities not providing accreditation.


Emergency Response Procedure Manuals

TESG can develop an Emergency Response Procedures Manual to AS3745 to provide information to Wardens and support training as reference material. This manual must include contact information for Contractors and Wardens, instructions on how to respond to a variety of emergencies, details or Warden roles, building floor plans and Checklists that can be used to assist in an emergency. TESG work with you to ensure the manual is site-specific, including a Risk Assessment on the potential for a range of emergencies to occur at the site.


Evacuation Diagrams

TESG develops Evacuation Diagrams to comply with AS3745, including a variety of templates that can be chosen by the client. All plans are provided as colour A3 laminated plans with the correct orientation for the location they are installed. All plans include symbols identifying the location of installed equipment and Assembly Areas. TESG can also supply frames or perspex covers if required.


Warden & Fire Equipment Training

Workplace Emergency Response Training, including practical training on the use of Fire Equipment, should be provided to all Wardens to ensure they know how to respond appropriately to a variety of emergencies in their workplace. This can be provided on-site or through Public sessions attended by a variety of workplaces. Different emergencies are discussed, and the training includes details of Warden roles and managing occupants of the workplace in an emergency. Practical training on the use of Fire Extinguishers and Fire Blankets can also be provided.

Evacuation Exercise


All occupants of a workplace must participate in an Evacuation Exercise each year. An Evacuation Exercise is designed to test the Emergency Response Procedures and observe Wardens following their roles during a simulated emergency. TESG use various scenarios to test the procedures and Warden response, and provide a report based on our observations and the time taken to evacuate the workplace. Where an Occupancy Permit requires additional Evacuation Exercises to be completed, TESG can facilitate Desk-Top Exercises to reduce the impact on your business.

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Total Essential Services Group can provide Warden Equipment to assist with identification and management during an emergency, including:

  • Evac Packs
  • Warden Caps
  • Warden Helmets
  • Warden Vests
  • Torch
  • Whistle
  • First Aid Kits