Accidents and Emergencies do happen. Be familiar with these guidelines applicable to our campus.
Emergency evacuation and fire
- Examine the evacuation maps placed in some buildings.
- Learn the primary second and secondary exits from your location.
- Know where fire extinguishers and alarm pull stations are located.
- If you were not trained to use a fire extinguisher, evacuate the building immediately and report to the muster point.
- Follow the instructions given by the fire wardens or uniformed fire fighters.
- Help handicapped or injured people leave the area if you can.
- Follow lighted exit signs and emergency lights.
- Feel the lower, middle and upper part of the doors before you can open them. If the door is hot, do not open it.
- If there is smoke, stay low to the ground. A damp cloth over your mouth and nose can help you breathe.
- If your clothing is caught on fire, stop, drop, and roll. Do not run. Chemical vapours may rise or sink to the floor, so learn the best way to proceed in an emergency if chemicals are present.
- Stay calm. You will not only get out more quickly, but your demeanour will reassure other students.
- If an earthquake occurs, you must be ready to protect yourself from falling objects, and to evacuate once the vibration stops.
- If you feel the vibration of an earthquake:
- Get as close to the floor as you can and head for cover.
- Avoid windows or other glasses that can shatter.
- Stay away from light fixtures, bookcases and anything else that can fall on you.
- Get under a heavy desk, table, or chair. If you cannot get under something, crouch against an inner wall with you back towards any window.
- Remain where you are until the vibration stops.
- Stay calm. Alarms may go off, shelving may fall and wiring may spark.
- When the movement ends, prepare to evacuate to a safe designated muster point.
- Safety Chapel sessions are mandatory for all students
Please note that it is a criminal offence tamper with any safety equipment or device provided for the protection of student, faculty, staff and visitors.