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Planning Tools for UT Knoxville Units

The below templates are provided to help university units fulfill their internal emergency planning responsibilities.

Building Emergency Action Plan (BEAP)

This is required by OSHA for each university building. The BEAP addresses life safety issues specific to the building it is written for. It focuses on building specific communication, evacuation, and sheltering procedures. This often must be completed with input from multiple departments using the same building. The Office of Emergency Management can assist university units to create a building specific BEAP.

Download the UT Knox Area Building Emergency Action Plan Worksheet

Complete the worksheet and email it to Suzanne Rimmer

A PowerPoint template has been developed to help train building personnel on the BEAP.

Download the Building Emergency Action Plan Training Template

Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)

This is sometimes referred to as a Business Continuity Plan. The COOP is an internal plan focused on the ability for a university unit to maintain its operations to continue its core mission. This plan focuses on ways to mitigate the impact of emergencies on core operations and quickly recovering core operations following a disruption from an emergency. The parent unit will determine at which level subordinate units will have to maintain COOPs depending on the complexity of the operations to be addressed (for example: a COOP for the whole college or multiple departmental COOPs.)

Contact the Office of Emergency Management at or 865-974-3061 for assistance developing your unit COOP.

Download the Continuity of Operations Plan Template

Both types of plans require annual reviews.

Scenario 2 Communications Template