The emergency management plan should cover all occupants of the building, including the less mobile, and those who don’t speak English.
In residential buildings, a nominated person on each floor should be responsible for doorknocking the neighbours. For neighbours who may need help evacuating, you should set up an emergency buddy system and register, so they can be helped if a building evacuation occurs.
Encourage your building’s occupants to prepare a Go Bag in case access back into the building is delayed.
Every building in the city centre should have clearly marked exit signs and floor plans. Fire escapes should be easily accessible at all times. Anything that blocks access to the fire escape can cost lives in an emergency.
If your building does not have an emergency plan, exit signs or floor plans, ask your building managers to do something about it.