Following the success of the first release, this is now the 2nd edition of this Guidebook. It has been updated with new content added.
Lee Wilson researched the area of evacuation considerations for people with disability for over 12 months. Following this, the first edition of the Guide was produced titled “Evacuation of People with Disability & Emergent Limitations: Considerations for Safer Buildings & Efficient Evacuations”.
Now, over two years later, the 2nd edition has been released with new content and discussion on the needs of people with disability, including new terrorist threats.
The 2nd edition of the Guide contains 189 pages in total, including useful information with considerations for all building occupants, including people with disability.
The Guide includes templates for personal and group emergency evacuation plans (PEEPs and GEEPS).
Whilst undertaking the research to prepare the Guide it became evident that:
1. Building owners, building managers and employers need to take a holistic and proactive approach in ensuring they have met the needs of all building occupants and have plans in place for evacuation of their building; and
2. A significant proportion of people entering these buildings could be exposing themselves to an unacceptable risk every time they enter – unless their needs have been considered and the necessary plans for their safe evacuation are in place.