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Fire or Emergency Procedures.  Fire or Emergency Procedures Please read the blue and white notices provided throughout the University These give details.

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1 Fire or Emergency Procedures

2  Fire or Emergency Procedures Please read the blue and white notices provided throughout the University These give details of the University’s fire and emergency procedures

3  On discovering a fire Raise the alarm Immediately operate the nearest break glass alarm call point

4  On hearing the alarm Evacuate the building Use the nearest available exit NEVER use the lift

5  On hearing the alarm Assemble at the designated assembly point Keep access routes clear for emergency services Location of assembly points available on the intranet under Fire and Emergency / Assembly Points Do not re-enter the building until authorisation given by Senior Fire Co-ordinator / Fire Officer in charge

6  Campuses without Disabled Refuges Anyone with mobility difficulties should not use stairways or lifts They should proceed to the nearest place of safety Their whereabouts should be reported to the security control room on ext 4444

7  Disabled Refuges Refuge points are provided at: –Sighthill –Merchiston –Craiglockhart Refuge points provide safety for at least 30 minutes until assistance arrives

8  Disabled Refuges – Sighthill, Craiglockhart & Merchiston Fitted with two-way communication systems When the fire alarm sounds proceed to your nearest disabled refuge Press the “press for help” button once to initiate a call (do not continue to press or hold during a call) This will also indicate at the fire panel that someone is in the specified refuge point The call will be answered. If you get no reply, do not panic - your call has been logged with the 24 hour Sighthill Security office Remain in the refuge until assistance arrives

9  Disabled Refuges – Sighthill, Craiglockhart & Merchiston Disabled Refuge Signage – Craiglockhart & Merchiston Disabled Refuge Signage – Sighthill Campus

10  Disabled Refuges Location of refuge points available on the staff intranet under Fire and Emergency / Disabled Refuges

11  PEEPs (Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans) All staff and students who may need assistance in an emergency evacuation should have a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) drawn up The relevant School or Service should contact the Health & Safety Team in the first instance

12  Summary – in the event of a fire If you discover a fire – raise the alarm On hearing the alarm – leave by the nearest exit route Keep well clear of the building Do not use lifts Assemble at the designated assembly point Do not re-enter the building until authorised

13 Health & Safety Team, Sighthill Campus Tel: Web:


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