What is an Evacuation Diagram?

Evacuation diagrams provide building owners, occupants and visitors with information regarding how to evacuate the facility and where the relevant emergency equipment is located throughout.

Where do the Evacuation Diagrams need to be located?

Evacuation diagrams shall be displayed in locations where occupants and visitors are able to view the diagrams.

The location within the facility and number of evacuation diagrams shall be determined by the Emergency planning committee “EPC.

The evacuation diagram should be positioned within a zone at a height not less than 1200 mm and not more than 1600 mm above the plane of the finished floor.

Individual evacuation diagrams shall have the correct orientation with regard to the direction of egress and its location to the ‘YOU ARE HERE’ point. Where an assembly area diagram is included, the assembly diagram area shall have the same orientation to the rest of the diagram.

What’s required on an Evacuation Diagram?

Minimum elements required.
  • A pictorial representation of the floor or area.

NOTES: Excluding external elements such as fences, roads, landscaping, external buildings, etc., unless part of the exit pathway.For facilities with larger floor areas such as hospitals, tunnels, large office floors,warehouses, universities, shopping centres, etc., the pictorial representation should be prepared in sections or areas so that no more than two exits are shown on each pictorial representation.

  • The ‘YOU ARE HERE’ location.
  • The designated exits in the facility, which shall be green.
  • The following communications equipment, where installed:
    • Warden intercommunication points (WIPs), which shall be red.
    • Manual call points (MCPs), which shall be red and emergency call points (ECPs), which shall be coloured white, or have a black border.
    • Main controls/panels for the occupant warning equipment.
  • Hose reels, which shall be red.
  • Extinguishers, which shall be red with an additional appropriate colour as specified in AS/NZS 1841.1.

Optional elements .
  • The following additional information may be considered by the EPC for inclusion on the evacuation diagram:
    • Direction of opening of doors on designated exits.
    • First aid stations and kits (denoted by a white cross on a green background).
    • Hazardous chemical store.
    • Spill response kits.
    • Emergency information as documented in the emergency plan.

    NOTE: For example, emergency telephone numbers, emergency response procedures, fire orders, and procedures for use of lifts in an evacuation during a fire emergency (where regulatory approval has been obtained).

    • Paths of travel, coloured green.
    • Specialized evacuation devices, including stairwell evacuation devices, if provided.
      • Fire and smoke doors.
      • Hydrants, which shall be red.

Why US?

Adapt has been developing Evacuation diagrams for over 20 years
Our plans are located throughout all types of facilities.
Sample Evac Diagram
  • Government / Councils

  • Healthcare Sector

  • Education / Schools

  • Private Sector

Contact us and we will create an evacuation diagram that is

  • Specific to your needs

  • 100% compliant in accordance with Australian Standards

  • Cost effective

  • Printed, Laminated, Framed

  • Your Logo included


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