Every office should have an Emergency Action Plan in case of fire, flood, earthquake, public safety threat, hazardous materials or bio-hazard threat.
According to FEMA, nonresidential building fires and losses in 2018 comprised of 103,600 fires, 1,025 injuries, $2,656,600,000 lost in damage, and 85 deaths. A well-planned evacuation protocol will help minimize potential threats and losses. Evacuationplans.com offers guidance on how to create your EAP.
“Building your team and documentation are the most important parts of this process. You are looking for people that have great empathy for their coworkers, accountability, and a strong sense of safety. Documentation will provide the who, what, when, where, and how of evacuating when there is trouble.”
The company advises to:
Evacuationplans.com has much more information and resources to help you create your individual EAP.