Emergency Action Plans and Evacuation Diagrams
Nobody expects an emergency or disaster – especially one that affects them, their employees, and their business personally. Yet the simple truth is that emergencies and disasters can strike anyone, anytime, and anywhere. You, your employees, and your customers could be forced to evacuate your facility when least expected. Are you prepared for the unexpected?
OSHA Publication 3088 “How to Plan for Workplace Emergencies and Evacuations” states that at a minimum, your emergency action plan must include emergency escape procedures and route assignments, such as floor plans, workplace maps, and safe or refuge areas. In addition, most local fire agencies and insurance carriers also require fire evacuation maps be posted and shared with workers, patrons, and residents of facilities.
It is important to have clear, easy-to-read maps located where they can easily be found in case of an emergency. Let us assist you in this effort as we can convert your existing drawings to create an illustrative diagram that clearly indicates what to do and where to go in case of an emergency. Don’t have existing drawings? Our Fire/Safety Specialist(s) can conduct an onsite survey of your facility and develop diagrams that are accurate, clear, and concise.
Examples of Emergency Evacuation Maps
We are able to develop plans and programs related to:
- Hotel, Condominium and Apartment Fire Evacuation
- Office Evacuation Floor Plans
- Healthcare and School Emergency Action and Evacuation Plans
- Industrial Plant Emergency Plans
- O.S.H.A. Fire Evacuation Plans
- Tornado Emergency Instructions and Safety Routes or Plans
- Workplace Violence Programs
The ASTM E2238-12 Difference
We strive to utilize ASTM E2238-12 “Standard Guide for Evacuation Route Diagrams” in the development of the Evacuation Route Diagrams. This document provides the guidelines for the design and placement of effective Evacuation Route Diagrams (ERDs) to be utilized in all types of occupied structures. It covers the key components of the timely and safe evacuation of building occupants in emergencies such as fire, earthquake, bomb threat, and the like. This document is a consensus standard and is intended to assure compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Fire Protection Administration (NFPA) regulations and expectations.
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