Lee Wilson is the author of a guidebook titled “Evacuation of People with Disability & Emergent Limitations: Considerations for Safer Buildings & Efficient Evacuations”. The guidebook considers all building occupants, including people with disability and includes templates for personal and group emergency evacuation plans (PEEPs and GEEPS). It is currently available as a FREE download.
Whilst preparing the book it became evident that:
- Building owners, managers and employers need to take a holistic and pro-active approach to ensure they meet the needs of building occupants and have plans in place for evacuation of their building; and
- A significant proportion of people entering these buildings could be exposing themselves to an unacceptable risk every time they enter – unless their needs have been considered with the necessary plans for their safe evacuation in place.
The primary objectives of the guidebook are to:
- Help workplaces and employees work collaboratively to develop PEEPs.
- Provide guidance to employers and managers, so that they may identify opportunities to reduce risk and provide a safer built environment.
- Assist building occupants, including people with disability to identify strategies to:
- Reduce risk exposure
- Understand legislative requirements
- Determine who is responsible for their personal safety and evacuation planning
- Equip them with the knowledge and resources to ask the right questions
- Work with their employers to develop an individual PEEP
You can download a FREE copy from http://accessibleexitsigns.com/evacuation-guide/