Emergency escape routes

In order to ensure safety to chemical industry personnel and minimize harm, the companies plan emergency escape routes in their facilities. This presentation introduces the reader to the emergency escape route planning, indication and correct maintenance to ensure its use in case of need.

Emergency escape routes


  • Context
  • Emergency escape routes
    • Good practices
    • Design
    • Organization, training and behaviour

Key Messages

  • A path is considered an emergency escape route if it is the shortest path which can be taken to safely leave the plants/buildings from any location and reach an open space.
  • A designated person periodically checks the escape routes and their safety features.
  • If the emergency escape routes are to be modified (e.g. transformation of the building), the competent authorities have to be consulted and the workers informed.