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Building Coordinator Responsibilities

Building Emergency Coordinators are expected to:

  1. Ensure that an emergency evacuation plan is in place for their assigned building(s), and or floor(s).  The plan will include but not be limited to the following:

    • Education of new employees on basic evacuation procedures;
    • Ensuring that building evacuation routes and charts are posted near exits;
    • Being familiar with all exits out of the building;
    • Identification of assigned assembly points for building evacuees;
    • Having a contingency plan for evacuation of persons with physical disabilities;
    • At the assembly point, providing information between Emergency Management Team (EMT) and evacuees;
    • Preventing reentry into the building until the all-clear has been given.
  2. Serve as liaison to the Emergency Management Team (EMT).
  3. Serve as the department's main point of contact to the EMT during Level 2 and Level 3 emergencies.
  4. Assess the scope for a department Level 1 emergency, taking action as appropriate.
  5. Initiate the department's Emergency Action Plan (EAP) when appropriate (for Level 1 emergencies) or when instructed by the EMT.
  6. During an evacuation, maintain a record of all personnel reporting to the assembly area.
  7. Receive reports from personnel assisting the Building Emergency Coordinator(s) and provide information to the EMT including personnel/student accountability during emergency situations.
  8. Notify required emergency groups and personnel in accordance with the university's Emergency Management Plan for all emergencies (Levels 1, 2, and 3).
  9. Provide assistance to the university's Emergency Operations Team as requested.
  10. Coordinate through Facilities Management Work Control to arrange for additional emergency equipment, personnel or other assistance.
  11. Complete an Incident Report Form for Level 1 Emergencies and submit to the Director of Environment, Health and Safety.
  12. Review lessons learned from incidents and drills with faculty and staff.
  13. Post reports of accidents or critiques of exercises for review by faculty, staff and students.
  14. Schedule and conduct departmental or building emergency drills.
  15. Conduct training on the university and departmental emergency plan.
  16. Maintain Building Emergency Coordinator Kit.