Bechtel Engineering Center Emergency Plan
Appendix 1: Alarm Systems
Details Of Building Fire Alarm System: Strobe Lights and Horn
Other Employee Alarm Systems In Building: Elevator Alarm;Automatic Fire/Smoke
Details Of Other Employee Alarm Systems:
Appendix 2: Org Units That Have Staff In This Work Area
Appendix 3: Housekeeping Procedures
(to control accumulation of flammable and combustible waste materials)
The following housekeeping procedures are practiced to control accumulation of flammable and combustible waste materials:
Paper, Cardboard and Plastic: Waste paper receptacles are emptied regularly into dumpsters, and dumpsters are emptied regularly.
Electrical: Periodic inspections of outlets, electrical cords, multi-strips, cubicles and work areas.
Electrical Tools: Employees using tools are trained to inspect those tools.
Flammable/Combustible Liquids: Liquids are stored in approved flammable storage cabinets or away from sources of combustion, oxidizing chemicals, or other materials that could increase the fire hazard.
Flammable/Combustible Gases: Gas cylinders are stored in approved racks and transported on approved carts. Equipment using flammable/combustible gases is inspected regularly by trained personnel.
Plant Material: Plant material (especially dry material) shall be separated from any and all sources of ignition or other flammable material.
Animal Feed: Animal feed shall be kept separate from any and all sources of ignition or other flammable material. Procedures for storing animal feed are specified in the Office of Animal Care's Guide For The Care of Large And Small Animals.
Appendix 4: Maintenance Progam
(for fire alarm & fire protection equipment)
Fire Extinguisher Inspection and Recharging: All extinguishers are inspected annually and recharged as needed by a certified professional (Acme Extinguisher Co., Inc)
Fire Alarm Systems: Fire alarm systems are inspected and tested annually by the Campus Alarm Technicians.
Fire Hoses for Occupant Use: Fire hoses are tested every three years by Facility Services.
Fire Sprinkler Systems: Fire sprinkler systems are inspected and tested by a certified professional.
Fire Suppression Systems: Fire suppression systems are maintained as follows:
- Kitchen range hood systems are inspected and recharged every six months by a certified professional (Acme Extinguisher Co., Inc.)
- Computer room suppression systems are inspected and recharged by a certified professional.
Welding and Shop Equipment: Welding equipment and other shop equipment that could be a source of ignition is inspected for safety at each use by trained operators.
Appendix 5: Training Requirements
OSHA regulations require training on the BEP for those with specific emergency duties. The Department Safety Coordinator (DSC) or designee is responsible for training the department employees on the BEP and keeping training records. It is the responsibility of the occupant to become familiar with the BEP and the evacuation routes and Emergency Assembly Areas (EAA). Emergency procedures and evacuation information should be visibly posted on each floor of the building.
Annual "Hazardous Materials Spill Response" training is required for any employee that handles hazardous materials. This training is available online at the UCB Learning Center through the Blu portal (blu.berkeley.edu). Employees who cannot access the Blu portal can complete the training on the EH&S website (ehs.berkeley.edu/trainnonemploy.html).
People with Specific Roles
Before implementing the BEP, the Building Coordinator shall designate and train a sufficient number of persons to assist in the safe and orderly building evacuation, including alternate BCs, roll takers, and floor wardens. The BC is responsible for informing individuals of their specific evacuation responsibilities as identified in the BEP. Additional training is required by OSHA when the plan changes or an employee’s responsibilities covered in the plan change.
Annual building evacuation drills are required for campus residence halls, high rise buildings , childcare buildings, and healthcare buildings. Evacuation drills are optional for all other campus buildings. All evacuation drills are coordinated with the campus Fire Prevention Division within EH&S. The BC is responsible for coordinating with Fire Prevention for drill planning and documentation.
Appendix 6: Record-Keeping Requirements
A complete hard copy of the plan should be kept in the workplace and made available for review to any employee, student, occupant, or guest. As updates are made to the plan, hardcopies should be updated to include the changes.
Appendix 7: Contact Persons For This Plan
Appendix 8: Attachments
Bechtel Engineering Center Building Emergency Plan 2019 (this document) PDF