The development of a Building Emergency Plan will be an integral part of the Incident Command System (ICS) that Georgia Tech will deploy as the basis for emergency planning, evacuation, sheltering-in place and response activities. Redbooks must be updated at least:
- When a building gets a new building/facility manager
- When the building has undergone significant construction and/or remodeling.
- When a response protocol has been changed, especially as it relates to evacuation procedures.
The Redbook will be checked during the annual Safety Inspection by the Environmental Health and Safety’s Fire Safety Office.
If multiple departments are located in a building, the department representatives should meet to Develop one Redbook.
In order to properly complete the Redbook template, the following information will be needed:
- Responsible personnel, by floor or department, with associated contact information
- Location of assembly areas after evacuation
- Identification of safe shelter locations within the facility
- Identification of all hazardous materials (Work with EH&S on what is specifically designated as HazMat)
- Identification of all fire pull stations
- Identification of all fire extinguishers
- Begin determining evacuation routes to assembly areas
Once all the data is available, download the template and begin filling in the applicable areas.
Since we will be identifying the Emergency Building Plans as “Redbooks” from now on, it is recommended a Red 1 1/2 inch three ring plastic covered binder be procured along with section tabs.