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

Notification of fumigation activities

Notification of fumigation activities

From 1 December 2017, the new Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 require businesses to notify the nearest Fire and Emergency Communications Centre of planned commercial fumigation activities at least 24 hours before they fumigate.

We respond to emergencies involving hazardous substances including medical emergencies where toxic or flammable gases may be involved. Having pre-warning of any hazards or chemical at a site will help us to respond quickly and with the right specialist equipment if someone calls for help on or around the fumigation site.

To make it easier for people in the industry, a page on notifying fumigation activity has been added to our website with more information for fumigators and a notification form which can be filled out and emailed to the nearest Communications Centre. 

Fumigation activities page

To find out if the new regulations apply to you, look at the information provided by WorkSafe for guidance, or read the Health and Safety at Works (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017