Building Evacuation Procedures
Last Updated: July 8, 2014 2:20:08 PM PDT
Learn how to safely evacuate your building or area in an emergency.
Follow these building evacuation procedures in the event of an emergency:
- Shut down equipment that could become unstable or present a hazard.
- Gather your personal belongings such as glasses, prescription medication, keys, purse.
- Do not use elevators.
- Go to the nearest safe stairway.
- Help those who need special assistance, such as disabled persons and small children.
- Touch closed doors before opening. If the surface is hot, do not open — use another exit route.
- Close, but do not lock, all doors as you leave.
- Stay in your designated outdoor assembly area for a head count.
- Report any missing individuals and last known locations to emergency responders.
- Notify emergency responders about sensitive research, operating equipment, animals left in buildings, etc.
- Remain outside at your designated assembly area.
- Do not reenter the building until authorized to do so by an appropriate authority (police, fire department, etc.).
- Check the emergency evacuation plan posted in your building.
- Find the outside assembly area for your work group.
- Read your department's Emergency Action Plan. Ask your Department Safety Coordinator for help.
- Every UCSD department has an Emergency Action Plan with evacuation procedures for clearing all students, faculty, staff, and visitors from the building or facility, including procedures for people with disabilities.