Our 3-Step Escape Plan

  • First Escape Route
  • Second Escape Route
  • Meeting Place

Use this space to note any additional information about your escape plan, i.e. who will assist

Your checklist
  • Get low

    Smoke is poisonous and more deadly than flames.

    If you breathe smoke for more than a few breaths it can kill you.

  • Be fast

    A house fire can kill you in less than three minutes.

    Don't spend time trying to save possessions.

  • Close doors

    A closed door buys you time.

    It slows down the spread of fire, giving you more time to get to safety.

  • Get out - stay out!

    People have died by going back into a fire.

    Don't leave the meeting place to go back inside for any reason.

Fire & Emergency New Zealand

Notifying fumigation activity

Fumigants are used to control a variety of pests and are important for agriculture, horticulture and biosecurity.

If you’re carrying out the following commercial fumigation activities, you must notify Fire and Emergency at least 24 hours before you start fumigating. This is required under the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 – effective from 1 December 2017.

  • Space fumigation
  • Fumigation in a glasshouse
  • Fumigation of soil or compost in a glasshouse, building, or other enclosed structure
  • Soil fumigation outdoors
  • Fumigation of commodities on a ship
  • Fumigation of a ship or aircraft
  • Fumigation under sheets
  • Fumigation of mammals underground.

Notify the Communication Centre

Please download and complete the fumigation activity notification form and email it to your local Communication Centre before you start fumigating.

The information you provide will help us to respond in the event of an emergency, with the right people and equipment, and to help us to better prepare for future emergencies.

Fumigation at established locations

If your fumigation activities are carried out on a routine basis as part of regular work, and the location is secured, then you may only need to notify us once.

For more information on whether you need to notify or not, refer to WorkSafe for guidance, or the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017