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UC Emergency Procedures Flipsharts – Trapped In An Elevator

We have all seen the Emergency Procedures Flipcharts around, but how many of us have actually read these?

Each week we will look at a page from the flip chart in order to become more familiar with its contents.

TRAPPED IN AN ELEVATOR

Being trapped in an elevator can be a scary experience.  It is key to keep calm whilst waiting to be rescued.

 

 

UC EMERGENCY PROCEDURES FLIPCHARTS – EMERGENCY CONTACTS

We have all seen the Emergency Procedures Flip charts around, but how many of us have actually read these?

Each week we will take a look at a page from the flip chart, in order to become more familiar with its contents.

Flipchart
Emergency Procedures

EMERGENCY CONTACTS

These are phone numbers we should all have programmed on our phones or have put up on our notice boards in our offices and classrooms.

Often we don’t have time to think in an emergency situation – have these handy to ensure a quick response.

Do you know what to do in an emergency?

As an emergency event has the potential to seriously affect the University, we aim to be as prepared as possible for all eventualities.

The University’s Emergency Management team is responsible for the creation and distribution of an Emergency Procedures flip chart, which you’ll find across all UC departments, service units and colleges, outlining what to do in various types of emergencies.

This is not a definitive list, but the chart is updated as and when required.

Emergency procedures flip chart

Following the events of March 15 for example, a new page was created to clarify the University’s ‘Lockdown’ procedure.

The three main priorities of a lockdown at UC are:

  1. Get notified
    • UC’s UCGo mobile app will send emergency push notifications letting you know what’s happened, and what to do next. Download it now>
    • Help Point towers across campus will be activated and instruct you where to go
  2. Get to a safe location
    • Remain inside and move to your building’s designated safe spot.

Security will be in touch with building occupants over the coming weeks to confirm the location of designated safe spots.

  • If you’re outside at the time, proceed to the nearest building and head to its designated safe spot
  1. Wait for more information
    • UC’s Emergency Personnel and Communications team will keep you up to date.

In the event of any lockdown situation, students will be instructed to follow staff.

For more information on the updated flip chart, which is being distributed across campus now,  click here or contact the Emergency Management team.