The University of Kansas Public Safety Office conducts evacuation drills throughout campus each year. The drills are required to be done annually per University policy and Federal Reguations. Evacuation drills ensure that your building occupants are prepared for an emergency situation.
Evacuation drills will take place in all buildings that are designated for human occupancy. If your building does not have a Building Emergency Liaison, the Public safety office will make every effort to contact the individual(s) responsible for the building, who will be notified and asked to complete the Evacuation Drill Report.
Following completion of the drill, the drill report will need to be completed and submitted to KUPSO no later than five days after the drill. To access the drill report, use your Outlook name and password to open up the report and complete the questions.
In order to prepare for a drill, the Building Emergency Liaison (BEL) or the responsible party for the building will be notified at least one week prior to the evacuation drill. The Public Safety Office will schedule meeting with building, usually two weeks before the drill is to take place. In these meetings we will address any questions go over the plans for the drill. Please note: We can often change the time of day the drill takes place, but the schedule date usually needs to remaine the same.
We understand that these drills may interrupt some activities in your buildings. However, the drills are required by policy and regulation and it is our responsibility to ensure that all building are able to safely evacuate their occupants in the event of an emergency. The Office of Public Safety intends to complete this drills as quickly and efficiently as possible. This will hopefully lessen any negative impacts on your building daily functions. To help make sure that we can complete these efficiently; please review your evacuation plan, review your Building Emergency Liaison Responsibilities, and talk to your building committees. Minimal effort in advance will help ensure that we can address issues in advance and complete everything as quickly as possible.