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Disability Fire Evacuation Procedure. Essential Information from you If you have a disability that effects your ability to evacuate from a building or.

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1 Disability Fire Evacuation Procedure

2 Essential Information from you If you have a disability that effects your ability to evacuate from a building or to hear the alarm, it is imperative that you inform the Disabilities Services so your needs can be addressed The Faculty/Departmental managers will then be able to make reasonable adjustments so that you are not put at a disadvantage If you have any special needs, it will assist the University in meeting them if practicable It will ensure a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) is completed

3 All Staff and Students who have a disability that may affect their evacuation from a building, must have a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) completed. If not please follow the link ……and complete the form and send it to the Disability Service as soon as possible. Essential Information from you

4 PEEP Information HULL Report Centre: ( ) 6868 EMERGENCY: ( ) 5555 SCARBOROUGH Security: ( ) 7266 EMERGENCY: ( ) 7266 If the Scarborough number is not answered immediately, it will link automatically to a radio link - so dont hang up! This PEEP should be saved as Your Surname-PEEP and returned to the Disability Service as soon as possible, please include any concerns regarding its content. All information from the document will be made available to the following posts: Head of Department/SchoolThe Departmental Safety Officer Disabilities TutorPersonal Tutor Fire Safety Officer

5 The University Of Hull The University maintains many systems and procedures to ensure the safety of life and to protect the buildings Fire Detection Heat, Smoke and Carbon monoxide Detectors Prevention of fire and smoke spread Structural fire precautions i.e. Fire doors and screens etc Raising the Fire alarm Break-glass call points Emergency Telephone Number

6 Awareness the Fire alarm has activated Fire alarm bells, sirens, klaxons & beacons Deaf Alerter Action in the event of the Fire alarm activating Evacuation procedure Evacuation Chair procedure Fire Extinguishers To fight the fire if you are trained to do so Training Courses Fire Awareness, Fire Wardens, Buddy The University Of Hull

7 Trained Personnel To assist all building occupants to evacuate safely Departmental Safety Officers (DSO) Fire Wardens (FW) Evacuation Chair Operators (Buddy) The University Of Hull

8 Deaf Alerter System A signal is sent from the panel to the pager which is issued to each hearing impaired person. This vibrates a warning to the person informing them that the Fire Alarm has activated in the building they are in. The University uses the Deaf Alerter System It is attached to the Fire Alarm System and activates when the alarm goes off

9 Deaf Alerter System If you are living in University accommodation you will be issued with a night cradle in which you would place your pager. This then allows a vibrating pad (under your pillow) to be attached which would wake you up if the Fire Alarm activates while you are asleep, in addition there is a flashing light on the cradle which will ensure you are woken

10 Sight Assistance The University have placed tactile mats at the head and bottom of all stairs. In addition it has good contrast step edges on all its main staircases.

11 Chair Lifts The University have placed Chair lifts in as many areas as is possible to assist access. The keys for these lifts are available from the Disability Service.

12 Your Role It is essential that you know what actions to carry out in the event of the fire alarm activating and what the procedure is. For the evacuation procedure to be effective, it is essential that all students, when they go to the lecture areas for the first time, identify their nearest and alternative exits and refuges

13 Disability Evacuation Procedure On hearing the fire alarm or being warned by the Deaf Alerter Pager start to evacuate the area and make your way to the nearest available exit and leave the building. If you are above ground floor and feel you are unable to use the stairs, follow the same route until you reach your nearest Refuge. Contact the Report Centre/Security via the two way communication system in the refuge. Pass on the following information: Your name Your mobile telephone number if possible Your location Your Buddies name

14 Communications All refuges will have two way communication fitted, this is an ongoing process. A speaker box is to be fitted in every refuge and will become live on the activation of the fire alarm. This system connects you to the security control room (Report Centre) who will then contact the security mobile patrol who will be at the Fire Panel, to inform them of your presence. In addition the system connects you to the Fire Panel directly so you can communicate with the incident controller.

15 Communications Additionally you can use a mobile telephone to contact the Report Centre Ensure you put the Emergency Telephone Number in your phone, preferably as a hot key. Hull Scarborough It is essential that you pass on the following details: Your name Your mobile telephone number if possible Your location Your Buddys name

16 Disability Evacuation Procedure The Security Service will inform the mobile patrol of your location. The Refuges will be checked by the Building Fire Wardens. If they are trained as a Buddy they will stay with you, if not they will report your presence to the incident control and organise a Buddy to join you. Buddies will check their designated Refuges and will remain with you until confirmation is received as to why the alarm was activated. If it is a confirmed fire they will assist you to evacuate the building using the Evacuation Chair.

17 Disability Evacuation Procedure If at any time you feel unsafe or the area is compromised you must evacuate immediately. If it is a false alarm the security service will contact you stating you do not have to evacuate and to wait there for further instructions.

18 Refuges The University has REFUGES on every major evacuation route from its buildings A refuge is an enclosure such as a compartment, lobby, corridor or staircase that provides at least a half hour of fire and smoke protection or an area in the open air such as a flat roof or balcony. A refuge is a place where you can wait and rest until confirmation is received that it is a real fire. If at any time you feel you need to evacuate, you can initiate the procedure. All REFUGES are marked with this sign

19 Evacuation Chair There is an emergency Evacuation Chair located on your floor or it will be on both the floor below or above The Buddy will retrieve the chair for you It is essential that you are able to self transfer into the Evacuation Chair, if not contact your disabilities tutor It is vital that that if you may need to use an evacuation chair you are practiced in its use (Contact your DSO for assistance) The weight limit of the chair is 22 stone All the Emergency Evacuation Chair operators (Buddies) have been trained in how to use the Evacuation Chair. If you wish, you can ask a course colleague or friend if they would be willing to be trained. If so contact your disabilities tutor who will organise it.

20 Evacuation Chair Use Once you have transferred into the Evacuation Chair you will be secured into it by a waist belt. It is important that you keep your hands in your lap or you will try to grab the stair rail which would be unsafe If you have involuntary movements the chair is fitted with other restraints to prevent any difficulties for the Buddy Once you are secure the Buddy will tip the chair backwards and push you to the head of the stairs

21 Evacuation Chair Use Once you are at the head of the stairs the Buddy will control your descent using the friction runners on the chair This operation can be carried out by two trained people. Once evacuated the Buddy will stay with you until the end of the incident.

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