Building Security Services provides trained, professional Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Directors for specific sites.
Local Law-26 (LL-26) in New York City requires the designated EAP Director to be responsible for the implementation of the building Emergency Action Plan.
Hired by the building owner to ensure all-hazard emergency regulations are in compliance, the EAP Director:
- Is required to be on-duty when the building has occupancy of 100 persons above and below grade or 500 persons in the entire building
- Initiates the operation of the building fire alarm voice-communication system at the lobby Fire Command Center, when apprised of an all-hazard whether the all-hazard threat is internal or external to the building
- Controls and supervises the actions and/or evacuations in the immediate threat area according to the approved EAP plan and is a liaison to the first responders upon their arrival
Emergency Action Plan Directors Keep People And Property Safe
Any organization that has a physical property needs to have Emergency Action Plan Directors. It does not matter if a location and structure is a school, a house of worship, an industrial complex, or a retail environment.
If there are people and property gathered in one place, emergencies have to be planned for with contingencies in place for how to deal with them, and Emergency Action Plan Directors are the ones that do just that.
The first responsibility for such directors is figuring out what kinds of situations might dictate needing a response plan.
Fire scenarios are very common, and legally mandated in many cases. Depending on where a facility is, tornado preparation is sometimes necessary to.
Earthquake possibilities are considerations in high-risk areas, and other situations that might need plans include robbery, assault, missing children, or just power outages.
An Emergency Action Plan Director must not just identify the possible scenarios in which emergency action plans are necessary, but then also form those plans.
These plans should be reviewed by organizational leadership, but also local first responders, and even the insurance carriers an organization has. This is all to make sure the plans are legal and thorough.
Then, an Emergency Action Plan Director must break down the plans into concrete steps, making sure that the needed equipment, hardware, and supplies for each plan are on hand and available across the location in question.
However, often the more important step is to make sure that people within the organization know their roles within such scenarios and get the appropriate training to handle their responsibilities should a situation ever arise.
Regular refresher training and even formal certification is a good idea to keep staff on any premises up to date with the established emergency action plans.
Contact us today if you’re in need of an EAP Director!