In cases of emergency, University staff and students should dial 2222.
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.
Operate the nearest fire alarm 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.
In the event of a fire or other serious accident or incident requiring the attendance of the fire brigade or ambulance service, dial the University Emergency Number 2222 from extensions on the 650/651 exchange or (0131) 650 2257 if calling from outside the University's 650/651 exchange.
State your name, location and telephone number. Supply the University Emergency Service with any details of the location and the nature of the emergency which they may request.
Wait for confirmation that your message has been understood. The University Emergency Service will call the Fire Brigade and/or Ambulance Service, as appropriate.
If, after ten minutes, the appropriate Emergency Service has not arrived, repeat the emergency call on 2222. If possible, arrange for someone to be at the main entrance to the building, to show the Emergency Services the way to the incident.
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. If you suspect that a casualty has been poisoned, alert Accident and Emergency, dial (9) 536 4000, so that A&E staff can get information from the Poisons Bureau.
Ensure that the University Health and Safety Department is informed. In due course, a report of all fires, accidents and other incidents must be sent to the Director of Health and Safety by means of the University Accident and Incident, etc, reporting system.
Please also read the full University Health and Safety Policy.
This article was published on Feb 24, 2011