Building Emergency Plans
What is a Building Emergency Plan (BEP)?
A BEP is a plan that describes the occupants, unique layout, and contents of a building and how protective actions will be implemented for all threats and hazards.
Who is responsible for developing the BEP?
Departmental staff that occupy the building establish a Planning Team. Some of these team members may also be participants on the Building Emergency Safety Team (BEST)
How does my team draft the BEP?
Your building’s Planning Team and BEST should use the template provided on this page. If your building requires additional and or unique planning, you may modify the plan to account for the unique needs and considerations.
Establish a Team
Form a Planning Team made up of representatives that work within the building. If your building has established a Building Emergency Safety Team (BEST), use your BEST members to help with planning.
Develop the Plan
Establish a schedule for the Planning Team to work on and complete each Section of the plan.
Establish a process for training the building occupants on the BEP; a schedule for providing the training annually; and a process for training new occupants as they are hired.
Share the Plan
Provide a copy of the plan to the Office of Emergency Management and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.
Practice and Evaluate the Plan
Contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety to coordinate fire drills.
Maintain the Plan
Schedule an annual review with the Planning Team. Edit the plan whenever there are significant changes to the building, contents, occupants, BEST contacts, and or hazards and threats. Submit the edited plan to the Office of Environmental Health and Safety and the Office of Emergency Management.
Office of Emergency Management
PO Box 8072
1220 Forest Drive
Statesboro, Georgia 30460
Fax – (912) 478-0806
Emergency – 911
Office of Environmental Health and Safety
PO Box 8012
Statesboro, GA 30460
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419
Last updated: 8/27/2020