A recent article discussing Group Emergency Evacuation Plans, or GEEPs has been published on Sourceable.net.
Here’s an extract below, but you can read the whole thing here.
You can also download my evacuation guidebook for free as a PDF document that discusses PEEPs and GEEPs and provides templates in the appendices.
Group Emergency Evacuation Plans, or GEEPs, are critical documents needed for public buildings with visitors unfamiliar with evacuation arrangements. An effective GEEP reduces risk and could be the difference between a safe evacuation and a major disaster.
A workplace PEEP can be developed and implemented relatively easily for any employee who has self-disclosed their own needs. However, people with disability may not always be so forward in disclosing or discussing their abilities and may not wish to disclose any activity limitation for fear of repercussions.
It’s therefore important that any emergency evacuation plan has some level of contingencies, or general accommodations for those people who have not been identified and not had an individual PEEP developed, including those who may have a temporary impairment (i.e. a broken leg), are pregnant or acquire an emergent disability during an actual emergency.
Read the whole article here – https://sourceable.net/how-public-space-geeps-save-lives/#