Information on the departmental responsibilities for emergency response
Steps to take following an incident
- Emergency response - Call the emergency services if required. Take prompt emergency action e.g. first aid. Make the area safe.
- Preserve the scene, take photographs
- Note the names of people involved, witnesses, and equipment involved
- Report the incident via IRIS - Phone the Safety Office in the event of serious incidents
For reasonably foreseeable events that would require an emergency response from the University there is a requirement for departmental plans to be drawn up ready for implementation.
This university policy statement identifies that all departments draw up a contingency plan for dealing with major fire, flooding and any other serious foreseeable emergency.
Essential requirements of these plans are:
- a copy of the plan should be kept by the fire alarm control panel or incorporated on the fire alarm zone plan
- a copy of the plan should be sent to the University Security Services for ease of access in an emergency
Required details within these plans include:
- the location of the main control valves and isolation devices within the building for water, mains gas and electricity
- the position of dry riser inlets in the building
- the position of high-voltage equipment (>450 volts) where there is access to exposed conductors
- details of building key holders
- identification of any high salvage priorities
- identification of very high risk areas
- the position of acetylene cylinders, which pose a special danger to the emergency services in the event of a fire