Building emergency plans

Some emergencies may require you to evacuate the building. The Local Building Emergency Coordinator in each building is responsible for developing a building emergency plan. This plan identifies the Building and Floor Emergency Coordinators who will help with the evacuation, and indicates the meeting areas outside.

The Building Emergency Coordinators in each building (BECs & FECs) are visible in their orange vests with "UVic" and the building name on the back of the vest. They will guide people out of the building to pre-designated safe areas known as building assembly sites. It's a good idea to know the assembly sites of the building(s) you work or study in.

Fire drills are conducted annually, and fire extinguisher training is provided once or twice a year for Building and Floor Emergency Coordinators to help them in their role. Visit the Occupational Health and Safety website for training and event information.