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Safety

We all have a responsibility to ensure that our actions do not endanger ourselves or others.

Fire alarm procedures

To ensure the safety of yourself and others, it is essential that you know what to do if there is a fire. Please make sure you are familiar with the procedure below.

When the fire alarm rings

Ø      Leave the building IMMEDIATELY – don’t just use the front door get to know all the exits so you can leave as quickly as possible. Move well away from the building to allow room for everyone to get out.

Ø      Go to the nearest Assembly Point – Get to know where they are by looking at the relevant map for your campus on Student Space.

Ø      Stay there until the “All Clear” has been given – Never re-enter a building until the “All Clear” has been given.

Remember:

Ø      Do not stop to collect your personal possessions

Ø      Do not delay whilst you close down your computer

Ø      Do not re-enter the building until you’re authorised to by a Fire Marshall

Ø      Do not use the lifts

If you discover a fire

Fire Action Notices tell you what action to take if you discover a fire or if you hear the alarm. They are displayed next to the break glass call points in all University buildings. The basic fire instructions are:-

Ø      Sound the alarm – Get to know where the red break glass call points are

Ø      Leave the building IMMEDIATELY – get know all the exits so you can leave as quickly as possible by the closest exit.

Ø      Inform the Incident Controller – Usually a Security Officer or identified member of staff.

Ø      Go to the nearest Assembly Point – Stay there until the “All Clear” has been given by a member of staff.

Special reminder for students with disabilities

Make sure you take up your one-to-one meeting with the Campus Officers to work out your personal evacuation plan. For more information on this please contact disability@kingston.ac.uk or call 0208 417 4282.