Pol-ADA Evacuation

policy ADA Evacuation modified Fri Mar 06 2020 08:02:20 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

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University of Louisville

OFFICIAL
UNIVERSITY
ADMINISTRATIVE
POLICY

POLICY NAME

ADA Evacuation

EFFECTIVE DATE

January 27, 2005

POLICY NUMBER

TBD

POLICY APPLICABILITY

This policy applies to the University Community (administrators, faculty, staff and students)

POLICY STATEMENT

Whether the impairment is temporary or permanent, a specific evacuation plan of action tailored to the occupant’s special needs should be developed and practiced. The names of transient students and visitors should not be included on an Americans with Disabilities Act evacuation list except upon their request.

REASON FOR POLICY

The process of safely negotiating an emergency evacuation route can often present difficulties to building occupants who are physically challenged. This policy was devised to enhance the personal safety of persons with disabilities who may require the assistance of others in the event of an emergency evacuation. The purpose for developing the ADA evacuation list is to provide another opportunity for persons experiencing temporary or permanent disabilities to receive assistance during emergency situations.

RELATED INFORMATION

Occupant participation is voluntary and under no circumstances shall an individual be required to have their name placed on the ADA Evacuation Assistance List. Students living in residence halls should coordinate their evacuation plan with Housing and Residence Life (502-854-9011) that maintains the ADA List for Housing and Residence Life. Non-resident hall students may contact the Disability Resource Center – Stevenson Hall 119, (502-852-6938) to request their name be added to the list.

Building evacuation signals are required by law to be observed by all occupants to participate.

DEFINITIONS

Individual with Disabilities:
An individual with a disability is defined by the ADA as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity, a person who has a history or record of such impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such impairment.

PROCEDURES

At the beginning of each academic semester the ADA list is updated by Housing and Residence Life and/or Disability Resource Center and forwarded to the University Police for file and further dissemination. A copy of the ADA list is also placed inside of specific fire alarm panel boxes where students live or study by the University Fire Marshal.

Confidential information appearing on the ADA list will include the individual’s name, building/room location, telephone number, and physical condition/special needs (see sample below).  This information should be forwarded to the University Police to be used for those purposes described herein.

Upon receiving a name, the Building Emergency Coordinator (BEC) shall record and forward the names within 24 hours to the University Fire Marshal/ULPD where the name(s) will be placed on the master “ADA Evacuation Assistance List” and retained at the ULPD telecommunications center. The BEC will provide leadership for planning and practicing evacuation drills for these persons.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Ultimately, each individual is responsible for his or her own personal safety, and planning ahead is advised.

The BEC has voluntarily accepted primary responsibility to provide assistance to building occupants during an emergency, while keeping their own personal safety in mind.

BECs have been designated to assist disabled occupants to predetermined safe locations during an emergency evacuation.

Preplanning for the emergency is paramount to achieve safe and efficient evacuation outcomes. Emergency equipment, egress routes, and designated safe areas of refuge from adverse weather, Earthquake, and Active Shooter are monitored by the BEC.

FORMS/ONLINE PROCESSES
SAMPLE ADA LIST:
Date: January 20, 2015
Building Name: University Towers Apts.
Persons Needing Special Assistance during Building Emergencies
Doe
Jan
UTA-1001
Wheelchair/Crutches
502-000-0000
Lock
John
UTA-111
Blind w/Dog
270-256-5000
Aloha
Flowers
UTA-605
Psychological
502-213-3215
ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY

Executive Vice President and University Provost

RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION

University of Louisville Police
Floyd Street Parking Garage
Louisville, KY 40292
502-852-7236
uoflpolicechief@louisville.edu

HISTORY

Revision Date(s):
Reviewed Date(s): February 29, 2016

The University Policy and Procedure Library is updated regularly. In order to ensure a printed copy of this document is current, please access it online at http://louisville.edu/policies.