Buildings which are used for certain activities are required under the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 and the FENZ Regulations 2018 to implement a detailed Evacuation Scheme which is required to be issued to Fire & Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) for approval.

Typically this type of report is required if your development involves the following:

  • Buildings that can hold 100 or more people.
  • Buildings where 10 or more people work.
  • Buildings where 6 or more people sleep, unless there are 3 or fewer households.
  • Buildings storing certain levels of hazardous substances.
  • Buildings used for early childhood, medical, and disabled care services, unless the building is a normal home.
  • Prisons and holding cells.

If you have any questions about whether an evacuation scheme is required for your property, please contact us to discuss.

The evacuation scheme is required to be submitted to Fire and Emergency New Zealand for approval prior to, but no more than 30 days prior to, occupation of a new building or of an existing building being used as a relevant building.

Chesters can develop and assist in uploading the evacuation scheme to FENZ for approval and manage the ongoing update of the scheme.

We can also provide the report on a quick turnaround to work within your requirements so give us a call today.