​Evacuation Coordinator

Introductory Information:

Participants will learn the legal requirements for evacuation and in-place sheltering. They will also learn how to recognize emergency conditions, how to report an emergency, and how to direct and assist other employees during different types of emergencies.

Main Topics Covered in this Course Include:

  • Requirements

  • Emergency Conditions

  • Assisting and Directing

Legal Requirements:

This course is designed for employees who are responsible for directing and assisting employees in the event of a fire or other emergency. The course is designed for the following personnel:

  • Incident Commander (a person in charge of the overall evacuation)

  • Building Captain (a person, such as a Superintendent, in charge of a specific building or area within a facility)

  • Evacuation Coordinator (a person, such as a Supervisor, in charge of a specific number of employees within a facility)

  • Support Personnel (those who will assist Evacuation Coordinators in moving employees to safe areas)

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), as well as state and provincial requirements, an employer must develop a written Emergency Action Plan that describes evacuation procedures.

In addition, the employer must designate and train employees to assist in a safe and orderly evacuation of other employees. These requirements are listed in OSHA's standard on Emergency Action Plans, located at 29 Code of Federal Regulations, 1910.38.

Evacuation Coordinators are responsible for ensuring that the employer is able to put the Emergency Action Plan in place in the event of an emergency. To assist in that effort, this course will discuss:

  • Company requirements for evacuation and in-place sheltering

  • Recognizing emergency conditions that will require evacuation or in-place sheltering

  • Assisting and directing employees during evacuation and in-place sheltering

Course Duration: 4 Hours

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