Health and Safety
Emergency telephone number: 2222
In case of emergency dial extension 2222 (or 020 7848 2222) from any campus telephone. Please do not dial 999 as this can lead to delays and possible confusion
Local safety procedures
Discovery of a fire
You should be aware of basic safety procedures – it is your responsibility to take reasonable care for your own health and safety. You should:
- Comply with all safety rules and instructions relating to your own work; if they are unclear you should always ask for clarification.
- Report unsafe conditions or activities to your Personal Tutor, local campus safety officer or Campus Help Desk so that remedial action can be initiated.
- Make use of any safety measures or devices provided for the work, including personal protective clothing or equipment according to any instruction or training.
- Not intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything that is provided in the interests of health and safety.
- Co-operate with the officers and representatives of the College to ensure the implementation and maintenance of this policy and any local policy and arrangements for health and safety.
Local Safety Officers
If someone is injured call the Campus Emergency number, ext. 2222 from any Campus telephone, and a first aider will be found for you. Please do not call 999 as this can lead to delays and possible confusion.
It is important that you make yourself aware of the guidelines for laboratory work
and for DSE
(Display Screen Equipment) use.
Fire alarm tests
If you discover a fire
- Raise the alarm using one of the break glass points. Please ensure you are familiar with the location of these.
- Dial ext. 2222 from any Campus telephone and give information about the location of the fire.
When it is necessary to evacuate a building in an emergency, bells will sound and you should leave the building immediately by the nearest marked emergency exit; do not use the lifts. To prevent the spread of fire and smoke, please ensure you shut all doors behind you.
On emerging from the building it is vital that you move right away from the building to provide access for emergency vehicles and to allow others to leave quickly too. Provide an example to others and follow the instructions of fire marshals. You may only re-enter the building when the alarms have ceased and on instruction from an Evacuation Marshal or Security.
Emergency plans are available for all buildings in the College, these plans include information regarding designated assembly points, and are available on the Health, Safety and Environmental Protection Office webpages (internal website). You should make yourself familiar with the information for the buildings in which you have classes.
Fire alarm maintenance tests on the Strand Campus are usually carried out on Wednesday mornings between 9am and 10am; building specific information on the testing schedules can be found in the building's emergency plan. At these times the alarms will only sound for 30 seconds. In the unlikely event of an emergency occurring at this time the bells will continue to ring beyond 30 seconds and standard evacuation procedures should be followed.
Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) for students with disabilities
You should report all accidents, injuries and near misses using the College's online accident report form. It is important that you report all incidents promptly so that they can be fully investigated in accordance with the College's reporting and investigation procedure.
If an accident occurs, you should contact Campus Emergency at the Strand (ext. 2222 or 020 7848 2222 from any College telephone).
New students who require assisted evacuation should contact the Faculty Disability Advisor in order to draw up a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP). The PEEP ensures that those requiring assisted evacuation, whether permanent or temporary, are not put at any disadvantage or treated less favourably in the event of an emergency situation. Guidance documents are on the internal Health & Safety website, but if you are in any doubt, do talk to your personal tutor or the Faculty Disability Advisor.
Further information regarding all College health and safety matters can be found on the Health, Safety and Environmental Protection webpages (internal website).