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RETIREMENT VILLAGES ACT 1999 - SECT 58B
Annual emergency evacuation exercises and key safety information display
(1) The operator of a retirement village must ensure that--
(a) an evacuation
exercise for residents is carried out at least once each calendar year, and
(b) key safety information is clearly displayed in communal areas within the
retirement village, and
(c) key safety information is provided to residents
in relation to their residential premises within the retirement village.
Maximum penalty--200 penalty units (in the case of a corporation) or 100
penalty units (in any other case).
Note : Section 189B enables the Secretary
to issue guidelines to assist operators in complying with their obligations
under this section. The Tribunal may take guidelines into account in
determining whether there has been compliance with this section.
(2) Each of
the following is
"key safety information" for the purposes of subsection (1)--
(a) a map
indicating the location of assembly areas, exits and fire extinguishers and
other emergency equipment for the communal areas and residential premises
(b) instructions concerning the evacuation of residents and staff
from the communal areas and residential premises concerned in the event of a
fire or other emergency,
(c) any other information of a kind prescribed by
(3) The regulations may make provision for or with respect
to the following--
(a) the conduct of evacuation exercises,
(b) the display
and provision of key safety information.
(4) A resident of a
retirement village who believes in good faith that the operator is
contravening subsection (1) may apply to the Tribunal for (and the Tribunal
may make) any of the following--
(a) an order directing the operator to comply
with subsection (1),
(b) any other order referred to in section 128 (1).
Nothing in this section limits the obligations of an operator of a
retirement village under sections 58 and 58A.
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