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City Centre Evacuation Plan

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What is it?

The Glasgow City Centre Evacuation Plan provides a comprehensive plan for the evacuation of all, or part of, the city centre in the event of a civil emergency, where it is considered that evacuation is necessary. This could include situations such as, although not limited to a natural disaster, severe weather, a collapsed or dangerous building, utilities failure, major fire or terrorist attack.

The Plan ensures we have in place robust arrangements for a co-ordinated multi-agency response to a major emergency. It provides a structure that ensures everyone can work together to minimise loss of life and injury; as well as protecting the economic and social well-being of our businesses, residents and visitors.

City Centre Zone Map

The pdf icon City Centre Zone Map.pdf [592kb] shows the city centre divided into 22 zones, which can be evacuated individually or in combination. If you live or work in the city, please familiarise yourself with the map by printing it and displaying it prominently.

The zoned area is bound by the M8 motorway to the north and west, High Street to the east and the River Clyde to the south. Should the plan ever be implemented, it is likely that only one or two of the zones would need to be evacuated; however the capability exists to evacuate additional zones if deemed necessary.

What do I need to do?

Help Required

This Residents Help Required Notice [40kb] should be displayed in a prominent place on the door or in the window of any building where the assistance of the Emergency Services is required within.

Building Empty and Secured

Once you are sure a building has been completely cleared of people, this Business Empty and Secured Notice [49kb] should be affixed to the main entrance/exit point of the building. This will prevent any time being wasted by the emergency services searching an empty building.

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