If you discover a fire in the building firstly:
Then, if the fire is small and can be safely tackled without
taking personal risk, attack the fire with fire fighting equipment available.
Turn off gas and electricity supplies. Use a CO2 or dry powder extinguisher for
electrical fires. Continue to shout for help. If you extinguish the fire
proceed directly to the main entrance foyer and report the incident.
Alternatively, if the fire is large and out of control:
- Leave immediately, closing the door behind you.
- Do not stop to collect personal belongings.
- Call the Fire Brigade
- Dial 999 from the nearest
- Notify Estate Patrol by
dialing 3999 on an internal or 263999 on an exchange line
- Give the address which is Physics Building, Stocker
Road, Exeter EX4 4QL
- Make your way
out of the building to the Fire Assembly Point (do not use the lifts)
- Report to the
Fire Safety Officer (at the Assembly Point or main entrance) to provide
details on precise location and nature of the fire
If you hear the alarm:
- Close your door and windows
- Do not stop to
collect personal belongings
- If you have
responsibility for a colleague with special needs, contact that person and give
- Make your way out of the
building to the Fire Assembly Point (do not use the lifts)
- Do not re-enter the building
until told it is safe to do so
Fire Assembly Point for Physics building is across the road opposite the main
entrance and further up the hill towards the Sports Centre. Fire alarms are
tested every week on Wednesday mornings. Ignore the bell if it rings at this
time, unless it rings continuously for more than 2 minutes, when the drill
above should be carried out. A fire drill is carried out at the beginning of the first term in the
academic year during an afternoon when the building is at its busiest. This
aims to ensure that new students are aware of the correct procedure whilst also
noting the time required for complete evacuation of the building, which should
be less than 5 minutes.
Whenever a fire extinguisher is used, the facts of the
incident must be reported immediately to the Safety Officer. The extinguisher
must be returned for checking and refilling.
Fire Marshalls are appointed to assist in
evacuating the building.
of a bomb in the building by the Police or a caller:
sound the fire alarm to evacuate the building.
by a caller, call the Police (999) and then call the Estate Patrol (ext 3999)
outside the building, initially to the Fire Assembly Point to await and
co-operate fully with further instructions from the Police.
to move well clear of the building and vehicles parked in the vicinity (bomb blasts
can be dangerous up to 200 metres away)
of a bomb somewhere in the University immediately call the Police and then the
Estate Patrol. Do not evacuate the building but await further instructions.
In the event of a major accident,
immediate action should be taken as follows
- Determine continuing danger and extent of injury
- If necessary, evacuate area,
- Summon help & ensure that the following are
- the emergency
services (999, any phone)
- a First
Aider (where available)
- the Estate
Patrol (263999 or Ext 3999)
If safe to do so, ensure
that the injured are accompanied until help arrives.
Thereafter, as soon as
- Ensure that the following are informed:
- the Health, Safety and
Environmental Office (3049)
- the Head of School / Director
- the School Safety Officer
- a Trade Union Health and
- PERSONNEL DIVISION (3120)
- Record the accident details on a University Accident
Report Form (see below)
In the event of a minor accident,
immediate action should be to:
- Determine continuing danger and extent of injury
- Summon help & ensure that:
- a First
Aider (where available) is contacted
injured are accompanied until help arrives
- As soon as possible thereafter ensure that accident
details are recorded on a University Accident Report Form (see below)
accidents in the School are caused by slips, trips and falls, minor cuts by
sharp objects or by lifting heavy or awkward objects. All accidents, however
trivial, must be reported immediately to the immediate supervisor and also the
School Safety Officer. Any and all accident details are to be reported on a University
Accident Report Form available on the intranet via the documentation page of
the Health, Safety and Environment Office website or from the School Safety Officer or
School Office. The original of this form must be sent to the H&S office
with a copy to the School Safety Officer.
equipment is available throughout the building. Whenever first aid equipment
is used an accident form should be filled in with a coy forwarded to the School
Safety Officer. A list of trained first aiders is posted on Notice Boards at
various sites throughout the School, to ensure that all staff are aware of the
location of their nearest First Aider. These qualified First Aiders should always
be contacted in the event of an accident.
If it is
clear that the patient requires further treatment but can be moved in a car he
or she should, after initial first aid action has been taken, be taken to the RD&E Hospital (Wonford), tel 411611. If the patient requires an ambulance
contact the Emergency Services and ask for an ambulance, and also alert the
Estate Patrol. For any eye injuries or foreign bodies in eye, take the patient
to the RD&E Wonford (eye casualty, tel 402399). If a person is ill or
simply needs to lie down and rest, take him/her to the University First Aid
Room (Ground Floor, Peter Harrison Building). In cases of poisoning, dial 999
and ask for an ambulance and inform the Emergency Services of the nature of the
working hours, for all serious injuries that occur in these times dial 999 and
ask for an ambulance. Minor accidents should be dealt with and reported the following
morning. If in any doubt or difficulty contact Estate Patrol (3999)
should register with a doctor as soon as they arrive in Exeter either at the University Health
Centre at Reed Mews on the Streatham campus, at the St. Luke's Health Centre,
or with a nearby practice. The University's Principal Medical Officer, or one
of the other doctors located at the University Health Centre are available for consultation
by appointment during term time on weekdays from 9.00 am to 12.30
pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm. An
emergency only service on Saturday mornings is available between the hours of 10.00 am to 10.30 am. A limited service is available
during vacation periods. St Luke's Campus Health Centre, is located at South
Cloisters. Further information is available from the Student Guild.
In Case of Emergency forms are provided for your
voluntary use if you wish information to be recorded that may greatly assist
the Emergency Services and also allow your next-of-kin to be quickly informed
of any emergency that has involved you directly. The form is available via the documentation page of
the Health, Safety and Environment Office website –
specifically Appendix E to the health and safety policy.
Completed forms should be forwarded to the School Secretary and will be kept
safe and treated with the strictest confidence.