Fire Safety

If you discover or suspect a fire:

  • operate the nearest red fire alarm call point;
  • dial 333 on your way out of the building or use the green or red telephone you can find at the main entrance and tell the telephonist where the fire is.

ONLY STOP TO TACKLE A FIRE IF IT IS SAFE TO DO SO AND YOU HAVE BEEN TRAINED. NEVER RISK YOUR OWN OR ANYONE ELSE'S SAFETY

If the Fire Alarm Sounds

  • leave the building by the nearest available exit, closing the doors behind you;
  • do not stop to collect personal belongings;
  • do not use lifts;
  • assemble in the designated areas as shown on the blue fire notices displayed in various locations within buildings;
  • do not re-enter the building unless told to do so by the Fire Officer or University Emergency Officer.

Preparation for Fire Emergencies

Study the blue and white Fire Action Notices in buildings and make sure that you know the designated assembly point outside of the building;

  • A maliciously activated alarm will be treated as if it were genuine and the building evacuated;

Please note: maliciously activating a fire alarm, tampering with a fire extinguisher, smoke detector, etc., are criminal offences and severe action will be taken.

 

Building evacuation for persons with mobility, hearing or visual impairments

If you tell us that you have an impairment, whether temporary or permanent, that may affect your ability to hear a fire alarm or evacuate the building from above ground floor level rooms without using a lift, you will need an Emergency Evacuation Plan to be completed. The plan explains what action is necessary in the event of the evacuation of the premises from above ground level rooms. Please see your School Disability Advisor for more advice.