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Health and Safety: Fire and Emergency Procedures

Emergency Telephone Number Extension 52000

Immediately leave the building
should the fire alarm sound

Emergency Exit Procedures:

  1. Turn off gas outlets at each bench.
  2. Close fume hood sashes and biosafety cabinets.
  3. Exit the lab, close doors.
  4. Exit via the closest stairwell, DO NOT use the elevator.
  5. Exit the building and move to a safe distance.
  6. REPORT ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THE INCIDENT OR PEOPLE STILL INSIDE THE BUILDING TO A FIRE WARDEN OR THE FIRE MARSHALL.
  7. Do not re-enter the building until authorized to do so by a Fire Warden.

Fire Warden Scheme

The Fire Warden Scheme operates in most Campus buildings and is designed to facilitate a speedy and safe evacuation of the building in the event of the fire alarm sounding.

Fire Wardens are identified by an orange armband.

On an alarm sounding, wardens will check a specified area to ensure that all people in that area are aware of the alarm sounding and that they are able to evacuate the building. The wardens then exit via designated routes. Once outside of the building, they report to the Chief Fire Warden the status of their designated area and will remain in the vicinity of their designated exit door to inform people approaching the building that they should not enter. Do not re-enter the building until a fire warden has informed you that it is safe to do so. A silenced fire alarm does not mean that it is safe to enter the building.

Fire Wardens are not responsible for enforcing evacuation or for assisting people during evacuation. However, they provide a means of communication to the attending Guelph Fire Department about individuals remaining inside the building or people requiring assistance to evacuate the building. It is vital that the Fire Department know of these incidents as soon as possible and the Fire Warden scheme makes this possible.

Fire wardens are volunteers. Please be respectful to them and follow their advice. The scheme is implemented to ensure your safety.

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