Evacuation responsiveness by government organisations (ERGO): the evacuation preparedness assessment workbook

Duncan Shaw, Pavel Albores, Susan Anson, Paul Kailiponi, Magesh Nagarajan, Patrick Tissington

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This Evacuation Preparedness Assessment Workbook (EPAW) is a tool to assess the level of preparedness of Government Organisations (GOs) for the mass evacuation of their public. It has its origins in the results of a three-year, EU-funded research project called Evacuation Preparedness by Government Organisations (ERGO) which sought to research and strengthen the preparedness activities for the evacuation of cities, regions or even countries.
This EPAW presents a list of tasks to be carried out at the different phases of evacuation preparedness. It also provides an assessment facility to evaluate how much progress GOs have made against each task, as well as indications of standard and best practices for each task. A brief background to the need for evacuation, the ERGO project and the development of the workbook is given next. After this, the application process of the workbook is explained and illustrated with an example.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBirmingham (UK)
PublisherAston University
Number of pages94
ISBN (Print)978-1-85449-491-7
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Bibliographical note

Copyright © Aston University, 2011. Aston University owns the copyright for this Evacuation Preparedness Assessment Workbook and no part (including text, images and design) may be reproduced or copied without the written permission of the copyright owner.
Please do not circulate this copy of the EPAW. For more copies of this document, please contact 9 Evacuation Preparedness Assessment Workbook Prof. Duncan Shaw - duncan.shaw@warwick.ac.uk
(since the ERGO project, Duncan has moved to The University of Warwick).


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