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 building occupants are prepared for an emergency situation.
Evacuation drills will take place in all buildings that are designated for human occupancy. If the 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, log in using your KU single sign-on credentials and complete the form.
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 a meeting with building liaisons, usually two weeks before the drill is to take place. In these meetings we will address any questions and 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 remain the same.
We understand that these drills may interrupt some activities in the building. However, the drills are required by policy and regulations, and it is our responsibility to ensure that all buildings are able to safely evacuate their occupants in the event of an emergency. The Office of Public Safety intends to complete these drills as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to lessen any negative impacts on your building's daily functions. To ensure that drills are conducted efficiently, please review the Building Emergency Plan, Building Emergency Liaison Responsibilities, and talk to your building committees. Effort in advance will help ensure that we can address issues in advance and complete everything as quickly as possible.