Emergency Action Plan

Introduction

BEAP stands for “Building Emergency Action Plan” 

The basic emergency procedures outlined in this manual are to enhance the protection of lives and property through effective use of University and campus community resources. This plan has been designed for staff, students, and visiting guests to provide a quick reference during emergencies. Every employee should become familiar with its contents, and new employees should be trained to follow these procedures and the building evacuation plan for their respective department. While these policies do not cover every conceivable situation, it does supply the basic guidelines necessary to respond and cope with the most common campus emergencies.

These procedures are intended to be used during the workday (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.). The student building managers and on-duty staff will handle any issues which arise after hours or on weekends.

The plan will be activated in instances of fire, bomb threat, chemical spills, medical emergencies, inclement weather and active shooter as directed by the President of the University, through the University Police Department and the Office of the Dean of Students. Any personal safety issues or concerns should be reported to appropriate staff members or the UGA Police Department.

Emergency Preparedness is everyone’s responsibility! The UGA Office of Emergency Preparedness developed a brief online interactive learning module with a campus community sense of preparedness in mind. Furthermore, all staff and students should be knowledgeable of the emergency notification system, UGA Alert.

Notification Methods

There are multiple methods that the University will use to communicate with faculty, staff and students in the event of an emergency.

Click the button below to learn more about UGA’s emergency notification methods.

Emergency Types

Police talking during an emergency response training drill.

Active Shooter

Click the button below to familiarize yourself with the active shooter procedures at Tate Student Center.

Police and firefighters assisting a volunteer actor during an emergency response training drill.

Chemical Spills

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EMS personnel practicing treating a volunteer actor during an Emergency Response Preparedness drill.

Medical Emergencies

Click the button below to familiarize yourself with the medical emergency procedures at Tate Student Center.

A UGA police officer looking at a map during an emergency response traininig drill.

Bomb Threat

Click the button below to familiarize yourself with the bomb threat procedures at Tate Student Center.

Some ominous looking low clouds above a horse pasture.

Inclement Weather

Click the button below to familiarize yourself with the inclement weather procedures at Tate Student Center.

Firefighters practicing clearing a building during an emergency response drill.

Fire Emergencies

Click the button below to familiarize yourself with the fire emergency procedures at Tate Student Center.