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Fire Safety Management Policy

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Section 1 - Purpose and Objectives

(1) This document outlines The University of Queensland’s strategies to manage fire risk, comply with legal obligations in relation to fire safety and to provide to the University community appropriate training and information on fire safety.

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Section 2 - Definitions, Terms, Acronyms

Term Definition
FSMP Fire Safety Management Plan
Emergency An event, actual or imminent, which endangers or threatens to endanger life, property or the environment, and which requires a significant and coordinated response.
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Section 3 - Policy Scope/Coverage

(2) This Policy applies to all persons in the University community. All staff must be aware of their obligations under fire safety regulations.

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Section 4 - Policy Statement

(3) The University of Queensland aims to ensure that all staff, students, contractors and visitors are protected from the risks of fire. The University has systems and procedures in place to safeguard the working environment and to ensure that fire systems and associated requirements are properly maintained in accordance with relevant legislation. These systems and procedures are codified in the Fire Safety Management and Evacuation Plan Procedure and Fire Emergency Evacuation Procedure.

(4) The following fire safety legislation is applicable in Queensland and to the University:

  1. Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990 (Qld)
  2. Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (Qld) 
  3. Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld)
  4. National Construction Code (Building Code of Australia 2011)
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Section 5 - Fire Safety Management Plan

(5) The University has a Fire Safety Management and Evacuation Plan Procedure which provides information on how the University manages fire risks and how the University will respond in cases of fire emergency.

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Section 6 - Fire and Emergency Evacuation Procedures

(6) The Fire Emergency Evacuation Procedure applies in the event of any emergency which may require partial or total evacuation of buildings within the University. Evacuation from buildings may be necessary as the result of fire, explosion, chemical leak, structural fault, equipment failure, or bomb threat.