Emergency procedures that should be followed in the case of fire, accident or other emergency.
This number is only available from the University internal telephone system. An emergency line has been set up for those University personnel who do not have access to the 2222 number.
Staff/students in Residences or those calling from a mobile phone should dial (0131) 650 2257.
If you discover a fire, operate the nearest fire alarm call point or, if no alarm is provided, shout “FIRE”.
If you hear the fire alarm, leave the building by the nearest available escape route and go to your assembly area. Lifts must not be used in the event of fire, unless designated as a fire evacuation lift.
In the event of a fire or other serious incident requiring the attendance of the Fire and Rescue Service:
If you are not qualified in first aid yourself, send for the nearest available First Aider, who will take charge of the situation.
If no qualified First Aiders are available, ensure that an ambulance is called: see procedure below.
If you suspect that a casualty has been poisoned, alert Accident and Emergency, dial (9) (0131) 536 1000, so that A&E staff can get information from the Poisons Bureau.
List of first aiders
In the event of a serious injury or ill health requiring the attendance of the Ambulance Service:
Ensure that the University Health and Safety Department is informed as soon as practicable. In the case of serious incidents, a report should be made promptly by telephone. In due course, a report of all fires, accidents and other incidents must be sent to the Health and Safety Department by means of the University Accident and Incident reporting system.