The GCYO aims to ensure that musicians, conductors, contractors and visitors are protected from the risks of fire. The GCYO 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 Plan and Fire and Emergency Evacuation Procedures.
The following fire safety legislation is applicable in Queensland and to the GCYO:
Fire and Rescue Services Act Queensland 1990
Building Fire Safety Regulations Queensland 2008
Work Health and Safety Act Queensland 2011
National Construction Code (Building Code of Australia 2011)
Fire evacuation exercises will be carried out annually by Group Conductors in week 1 of each new year. The purpose of these exercises is to educate building occupants in the correct manner of evacuating a building in the event of an emergency situation and to meet GCYO legal obligations. Fire and emergency plans are prominently displayed throughout GCYO.
All evacuations must be conducted by the Group Conductors using these guidelines, which includes: