Emergency, fire or accident

What to do in case of an emergency, fire or accident.

What to do in case of fire

  • Stay calm
  • Sound the manual fire alarm, which is next to the hose reel in the corridor.
  • If there is a fire during office hours, phone the reception alarm number, which you will see on your telephone.
  • If there is a fire out of office hours, phone the general alarm number: 4444.
  • State your name, where you are and the source of the fire.
  • Close windows and doors.
  • You might be able to use fire-fighting equipment such as a hose reel or extinguishing agent. However, do not put yourself at risk!
  • Follow the instructions on the tannoy system or from the University emergency response team.
  • Leave the building via the closest emergency exit and gather at the assembly point.
  • Do not use the lift.


What to do in case of an accident (or near-miss)

  • If an accident occurs during office hours, phone the reception alarm number, which you will see on your telephone. 
  • If an accident occurs out of office hours, phone the general alarm number: 4444. 
  • State your name, where you are and the nature of the accident. 
  • Reassure the victim. 
  • Inform the safety officer of the accident (or near miss) via the online report form.

What to do in case of an unsafe situation

  • If it occurs during office hours, phone the reception alarm number, which you will see on your telephone.
  • If it occurs out of office hours, phone the general alarm number 4444. 
  • State your name, where you are and the nature of the unsafe situation. 
  • Inform the safety officer about the unsafe situation via the online report form.

Online reporting of unsafe situations, accidents and needle incidents online

You can report accidents, unsafe situations, aggression and violence, sexual harassment and needle incidents to the Accident Prevention officer (the safety at work and environment co-ordinator) for your faculty or unit via the online incident report form for accidents and needle incidents. First call the internal emergency number, and fill in the form later.

University emergency services team and first-aid

  • There is a University emergency services team in all buildings.
  • The members of the team take action if a fire or accident is reported.


The organisation is always looking for enthusiastic colleagues to strengthen the Emergency Response Team. Maybe you and your colleagues would like to join us? You can find more information via the Health and Safety department website.

Last Modified: 16-09-2015