Having an Evacuation Diagram is a legal requirement in New Zealand and it can make all the difference when your property or tenants have to manage an emergency situation. Detailed and accurate our evacuation diagrams are designed to maximise safety. They will quickly inform occupants of the evacuation procedures, locations and directions of the nearest emergency exits, fire equipment, assembly areas as well as  emergency contact details.

Evacuation diagrams for commercial properties.

General emergency and fire safety is a serious issue for any organisation to be able to manage. To assist building owners, tenants or property managers we can create accurate and compliant evacuation diagrams and fire safety plans.

An evacuation diagram is also a legal requirement for all commercial properties in this country. We can create plans that show all the fire safety equipment points, emergency assembly areas and evacuation points with absolute accuracy.

Our plans are done in accordance with legislation;

  • Compliance with Fire and Emergency New Zealand Fire Safety Evacuation Procedures and Evacuation Schemes Regulation, 2018
  • Our simple and easy to read evacuation instructions will assist you with all your needs ensuring the premises has efficient and compliant emergency evacuation diagrams in place.

Evacuation Procedures must ensure the occupants of the building know :

  • Routes of travel to places of safety
  • Fire alarm signals and other methods of alerting occupants
  • Any fire fighting equipment that is available
  • How to contact the Emergency Services


The Diagrams need to be located where occupants and visitors of the building can see them. The colours, size of lettering and layout of procedures and plans is also crucial. We also recommend : 

  • Diagrams are to be printed at A3, laminated or framed and securely fixed to the wall.
  • Each floor plan should be orientated to suit where it is positioned on the wall.
  • The location of fire fighting equipment, as well as the type of extinguisher, are shown on our Evacuation Diagrams.
  • The “YOU ARE HERE” points are shown on each diagram.

Our typical process

We utilise the latest surveying technology to capture our data then produce the required diagrams. Using the latest CAD software programs everything is captured and processed accurately to start producing the diagrams. The equipment we use is state of the art, ranging from traditional total stations to 3D laser scanning or RPA (drone). We only use the latest software tools including AutoCAD & Revit.



Once our plans are drafted they go through an intensive QA process via an independent audit to ensure that what we have captured is delivered to the highest levels of accuracy possible.  Diagrams begin with an accurate and precise floor plan survey. After surveying the building or property we create a fully compliant and easily understandable evacuation diagram to maximise safety.



We use specific colour coding to make it instantly understandable in an emergency situation and to aid internal training or governance. They also contain a basic legend with simple icons including exit signs, main exit routes, hydrant and alarm locations. We can also include information such as assembly area diagrams, evacuation procedures, emergency information and fire extinguisher information.



In summary;

  • Initial consultation to ensure we can meet your needs.
  • Agree on a scope of work and all the areas to be surveyed and diagrams made.
  • A site visit is organised with one of our qualified technicians with the necessary data collection equipment.
  • All data is then processed via our team located in one of our offices around the Country.
  • All plans or drawings are then independently reviewed via our QA process.
  • All deliverables are then created for viewing in PDF or suitable for printing to create any required signage.

Evacuation plan samples

See some of our case studies