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Building Evacuation Procedure

If for any reason, evacuation of buildings must be carried out, the situation will be assessed by the Head of Facilities and/or the Executive Vice President for Administration, who will initiate action in accordance with Standing Instructions.

If it is decided to evacuate a building instructions will be given to:

  1. operate  Fire Alarm,
  2. evacuate the building,
  3. security staff to attend at scene,
  4. Police will be notified.

Detailed instructions are posted throughout the buildings on the use and significance of alarm bells. Students must familiarise themselves with these instructions and the procedure for evacuation of the building.

Fire-bells are tested briefly at intervals arranged by the Executive Vice President for Administration.

Emergency practices will take place periodically.

Important Note: At all times the sounding of bells for over 90 seconds requires immediate evacuation of the building.

On hearing the alarm bell, evacuate the building as quickly as possible and assemble at the points marked. The emergency exits are clearly marked and are situated at the ground level of the front side of the building, and the –1 level for the rear of the building.

Always Remember the Following Steps:

  1. Walk calmly to the nearest exit.
  1. Do not collect your personal belongings or coats.
  1. Do not use the lifts

Disabled persons unable to use the stairs should wait in a stair well for assistance.

  1. Assemble after evacuation

The assembly areas are clearly marked and are situated at the ground level, two in the front, (between the Main Building and the Makedonitissis Street), and two at the rear, at the parking areas of the premises. 

Important Note:  When evacuation takes place staff and students will go to their specified normal fire assembly point. Some of these assembly points may be near to the building under threat or may be near to large areas of glass. Heads of Department responsible for staff and students emergency assembly points have authority to move staff and students to some other place on campus further from the building under threat. In case of an evacuation, please report to the nearest assembly point and instructions will be given to you.