Preparing your hotel for emergencies with clear and accurate evacuation diagrams and safety signs
Evacuation diagrams and safety signs play an important role in ensuring the safety of all visitors, guests and staff in a hotel. They provide clear, simple and concise information in a format that enables the reader to quickly determine what they need to do and where they need to go if they are required to evacuate their room, or the hotel, in the event of an emergency.
What are the regulations for evacuation diagrams and safety signs in hotels?
In order to comply with fire safety regulations and the strict guidelines set out within Australian Standard for Planning for emergencies in facilities (AS3745-2010), hotels must have:
Minimum elements required in evacuation diagrams for hotels
Under AS3745-2010 evacuation diagrams in hotels must show an accurate but uncomplicated floor plan of the hotel, along with a brief, easily understood description of the emergency procedures to be followed. Fines of up to $30,000 may be issued for non-compliance.
In addition to being easy-to-read, evacuation diagrams must include the following minimum elements to show the reader:
The evacuation diagram may also show a more detailed site plan that includes other exits and paths from the location to the emergency assembly point.
Requirements for positioning, orientation and size of evacuation diagrams in hotels
The Australian Standard and associated regulations also set out the specific requirements for the positioning, orientation and size of evacuation diagrams, stating that evacuation diagrams must be:
Why do Hotels need evacuation diagrams and safety signs?
Hotels are subject to the same rules for evacuation planning and signage as any other business, however when you consider that a Hotel has a commercial kitchen, extensive electrical components, outlets and wiring, air conditioning, and elevators, and is populated by a large number of people who are unfamiliar with the layout, in addition to a multitude of other factors that can exponentially increase the possible safety risks, it becomes clear that there are good reasons why hotels need evacuation and safety signs.
Evacuation diagrams and safety signs:
How can Safety Maps help your Hotel or Motel meet its legal obligations and ensure your staff and guests are prepared for an emergency?
Safety Maps is an industry graphics specialist, supplying high quality, durable and reasonably priced evacuation diagrams and safety signs that adhere to strict Australian standards, meet your business’s needs and won’t break your safety budget. With over 20 years of extensive experience across all industries, we’re one of the premier safety signage providers in Australia.
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