Fire evacuation procedures

Know what to do if you discover a fire, and how to evacuate if you hear the continuous sounding of a fire alarm.

If you discover a fire

  • Operate the nearest red fire alarm call point by breaking the glass and pressing the switch down.
  • Call 8888 (0800 842 8888) and advise Campus Security.
  • Call 111 and ask for the Fire Service.
  • Use fire fighting equipment only if you are confident and it is safe to do so.

If you hear continuous sounding of an alarm

  • Don't linger, leave the building as quickly as possible.
  • Don't attempt to return to your room.
  • Don't run—keep calm.
  • Don't use lifts—keep left on stairs.
  • If you are unable to go down the stairs due to an impairment, find a safe spot in or near the stairwell and alert someone that you need help.
  • Don't return to the building until the all-clear is given.
  • Assemble at your safe assembly point and keep well clear of the building.