When a disaster strikes, the main functions include:
- Shutting down a building under tight deadlines.
- Anticipating the need for additional resources and requesting them in a timely manner.
- Working closely with the Resident Engagement Team Leader.
- Assisting with evacuations.
- Conducting damage assessments.
Qualifications may include:
- Certifications and licenses required for building management.
- Knowledge of building systems.
- Ability to direct staff.
A likely staff member to fill this role may be:
- A building manager, superintendent or facilities manager..
During the planning phase, the Building Protection Team Leader should:
- Understand the vulnerabilities of buildings and critical systems.
- Review relationships with vendors and complete the Critical Vendor Contact List.
- Assemble emergency kits using the Building Emergency Kit Guide and Building Emergency Kit Worksheet.
- Complete the Building Equipment Inventory Worksheet.
- Complete the Building Readiness Report.
- Review the Building Shutdown and Re-open Checklist.
The Building Protection Team Leader takes all actions necessary to protect the infrastructure of an assigned building, including electrical, mechanical, water, steam, gas and elevator systems.
Organize key information about your building, for quick reference
Use this checklist when shutting down a building and site before a disaster and to re-open it when it’s safe to do so.
Track critical building equipment.
This guide will help you pick tools and supplies needed to assemble and maintain a Building Emergency Kit.
This worksheet includes a list of equipment and supplies a building should have in case of a disaster.
This list provides building staff with contact information for emergency contractors and agencies to aid a building’s disaster recovery.