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Evacuation in case of a fire or other emergency

It is good to be prepared in the event of a fire or other cause for evacuation. Here you will learn what to do if the alarm goes off.


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 security control centre 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.

Assembly point

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.

Page Manager:

University security control centre

+46 46 222 07 00


Oskar Jonsson
Fire safety coordinator
+46 46-222 30 87
oskar [dot] jonsson [at] bygg [dot] lu [dot] se

In case of an emergency, always call 112!


If you are calling from within the University, dial 0-112.

Further information

If you have a specific question regarding building fire safety, please contact the relevant fire safety manager. Ask your manager about who is in charge of fire safety at your workplace.

Telephone: +46 (0)46-222 00 00 (switchboard)
Mailing adress: Box 117, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Invoice adress: Box 188, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Organisation number: 202100-3211

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