Evacuation in case of a fire or other emergency
Save and help people who are in immediate danger and evacuate the premises. Persons with reduced mobility are to be escorted to a temporary evacuation site, if there is one. If possible, close doors and windows to reduce the spread of fire and smoke. In a fire, smoke rises which is why it is easier to see and breathe close to the floor. Crawl out of a burning or smoke-filled room.
Alert those around you that a fire has started.
If you hear a signal, identify what it is.
Fire alarms are bells that ring and give off a loud noise, or delivered as a message through the speakers. If the alarm does not automatically start, or if there is another cause for evacuation, press the alarm button to trigger the fire and evacuation alarm. Learn where the alarm buttons are located at your workplace.
Call the emergency services via SOS Alarm by dialling 112, or 0 112 if you are using an internal phone. Certain alarms may be local and do not automatically alert the emergency services, in which case you are to call the University emergency hotline at +46 46 222 07 00 and notify them of what happened.
Extinguish the fire if you think you can do so without taking any unnecessary risks. Fire extinguishers, and any fire safety blankets, are strategically placed. Their exact location is shown on the evacuation plans. Learn where they are located at your workplace.
Evacuate the building via the evacuation routes indicated on the plans and guiding signs. Look for the green evacuation signs. Learn the evacuation route; study the evacuation plan at your workplace. Make it a habit to check the evacuation plan when you arrive at a new place, e.g. hotel rooms.
Teaching staff gather their students, and managers gather their staff, and head for the designated assembly point and wait there for further information.
Choose a smoke-free route!
Take the stairs – lifts must NEVER be used without the help from the emergency services.
Help each other and especially people with disabilities. If people with reduced mobility are at a temporary evacuation site, notify the emergency services immediately.
The evacuation routes must always be kept clear. To prevent the spread of smoke and fire, the evacuation routes are equipped with fire doors which close if the alarm sounds. The fire doors must never be blocked in an open position.
Stay calm, don’t run
Staying calm can save lives in an emergency situation.
Stay at the assembly point and wait for information from the fire officer, security guard or other person in charge. The location of the assembly point for the building is clearly marked on the evacuation plan, and the place is posted with a sign. Learn the location of your assembly point.
Do not return into the building without permission, or leave the assembly point until we know it is safe. Keep an eye on the people around you.
Remember that the evacuation alarm may also be used in emergencies other than fire.
If anyone is missing or injured, report it immediately to the emergency service officer or University security guard on site.
The University security staff usually act as communication officers in an evacuation. Look for people in yellow vests marked “UNIVERSITY SECURITY” on the back.
University security control centre
+46 46 222 07 00
Chief security officer
+46 46 222 37 48
per.gustafson [at] bygg.lu.se
Dial 0-112 you are using an internal phone.