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Safety Graphics can help ensure that your location and facilities are fully compliant.

Refer AS2419.1, AS2118.1 and AS2118.6 for full industry requirements and further details. 


Safety Graphics can provide a range of block plans for the individual needs of any premises. Block plans are required to be permanently fixed and cannot be obscured from sight. They must be between A3 and A1 in size, with a maximum scale of 1:250. It is an essential requirement that block plans be made from water fade, weather & UV resistant material like Stainless Steel, Traffolyte or Rowmark. Block plans are non-compliant if displayed on laminated paper. For particularly complex sites, multiple block plans may be required. It is best practice to submit a draft version of any block plans to your local governing Fire Authority for approval.


Hydrant Block Plans (AS2419)

These plans give firefighters the information they need to do their job. It allows them to swiftly identify the number and location of hydrants and displays hose reels, valves, and the rate of flow and pressure of the booster. Additionally, these hydrant block plans give an indication of any potentially hazardous materials or locations, such as gas mains to avoid. These plans need to be installed both at the front of the building where the firefighters can immediately refer to it, as well as in the pump room where the hydrants system is located and the Fire Brigade Booster Assembly is installed.


Sprinkler Block Plans (AS2118)

These plans detail the layout of the area where the main stop valves are located. Sprinkler block plans should be positioned at each set of installation control assemblies or collection of valves and should include instructions for an emergency shut-down of the automatic sprinkler system.


Tactical Fire Plans (BCA Spec E1.8)

These plans are installed in the Fire Control Room or centre, and indicate where the fire safety equipment and services are located. A Fire Control Room should be included in buildings that surpass 50 metres in height.  Emergency personnel can use these colour-coded plans to make decisions about emergency management tactics during an incident. The plan should include instructions that detail how to use the safety equipment shown on the plan.


Fire Alarm Block Plans/Zone Block Plans (BCA Spec E 2.2a & AS1670.1)

These plans should show the location of the Fire Indicator Panels (FIP) and the area of each fire alarm zone. They should be installed adjacent to FIP, Mimic Panels, Repeater Panels, and the Fire Brigade Panel. These plans serve to protect against the risk of non-compliant or out-of-date information in the FIP.


What should a Block Plan display in the diagram?

  • Street and building names should be included, along with landmarks and any open grounds or adjoining streets
  • The position of fire stairs, FIP, Fire Control Centres, and sprinkler alarms
  • Water supply and street fire hydrants location and size, and dimensions of any PE underground pipework
  • Valves and connections to the water supply that serves the site as well as location and capacity of any water tanks used for storage (listed in kilolitres)
  • Locations of pumps, individual hydrants, Booster Assemblies and all Isolating and Non-Return Valves including backflow devices
  • Any connections to sprinklers, drenchers, hose reels or any other installed fire safety systems
  • The location of the electrical switchboards, substation, LPG tanks, gas supply shutdown valve, and all flammable storage areas
  • Year of installation and name of contractor supplying the design

Does your business, strata or facility fully comply with WH&S and AS3745:2010?

WH&S Regulations

The Australian Standard for Planning for emergencies in facilities – AS 3745-2010 was developed in 2010 with the objective to “enhance the safety of people in facilities, by providing a framework for emergency planning”. Standards are regularly amended to include more guidance for best practice.


Safety Graphics provides fully compliant and well designed evacuation diagrams for display in common areas of buildings, facilities and worksites.All diagrams are oriented with a “You Are Here” sign to ensure ease of use and basic procedures to enable a fast and effective evacuation.

Cost Effective

You can choose to use our ‘self-markup’ service or we can arrange a site visit by a qualified consultant to carry out a full site survey and mark up the the base floor plans for creation and supply of the final approved diagrams.


Safety Graphics can provide A4 or A3 full colour prints for laminating, brushed aluminium snap-lock frames, all weather alupanel or PDF, DWG soft copy files for all evacuation diagrams.

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