Fire Safety

Fire Precautions

For more Information see the Information and Conditions of Residence Booklet. 

Detailed Emergency instructions are posted in each room. These should be carefully read and observed and you should know where your fire assembly point is.

Please be aware that the evacuation procedures vary dependent upon which residences you are in:

William Murdoch Residences A1, A2 - James Watt Residences B1, B2 - Harriet Martineau Residences D1, D2, D3, D4 and Mary Sturge Residences C1, C2, C3, C4

If the fire alarm is in your flat: evacuate your flat immediately and go to the fire assembly point (fountain opposite Main Building). Security staff will inform you of the end of the incident.

If the fire alarm is not in your flat but is on your floor: refrain from leaving your flat until the end of the incident or instructed to leave by Security or the Fire Brigade (your flat is protected from fire for one hour from all other flats). Should you leave your flat, make sure you do not impede staff performing their duties at the scene of the incident.

Lakeside Residences

If the fire alarm is in your block: evacuate your flat immediately and go to the fire assembly point (fountain opposite Main Building). Security staff will inform you of the end of the incident.

Please note that in the event of a fire alarm in Lakeside Residences, no access will be authorised in Lakeside Residences compound for the duration of the fire alarm or until deemed safe by Security Staff.

All Residences

In all Residence buildings, there are smoke detectors in all corridors and bedrooms and heat detectors in kitchen/dining areas. Kitchens also have a Fire Extinguisher and a Fire Blanket

A very serious view is taken of any tampering with fire equipment including fire doors. Any student who breaks an alarm glass to raise a false alarm or interferes in any way with fire fighting equipment, including alarms, smoke/heat detectors, fire hoses etc., commits a criminal offence, and will also be subject to the University’s disciplinary procedure.

If a fire alarm sounds, please follow the procedures relevant to your accommodation. Do not use lifts, do not wait to gather personal effects, and do not attempt to re-enter the building until the Fire Authority has given the all-clear.

Fire tests are arranged periodically when full evacuation of all residences will be required. Posters, mobiles, Christmas decorations etc. are not permitted in kitchens as they represent a potential fire risk.

Make sure that the published fire precautions are understood and observed.

Your life may depend on your actions.

Fire Safety Posters
Overnight guests must be signed in by the resident (at Lakeside Reception) so they can be accounted for should evacuation of the residences be necessary. Please ensure that your guests are not left unattended in the flat at any time.
Fire Assembly Point
The fire assembly point for all residences is the fountain area outside the Main Building.

Emergency Fire Fighting Equipment
Emergency fire fighting equipment is provided for the safety of all. It is important that it is maintained in an efficient manner. Disciplinary action could result in expulsion from the residences, will be taken against anyone found to have damaged, misused or tampered with fire fighting equipment of any kind. If you discover any fire extinguisher to be empty, or other equipment to be faulty or missing, please report it as soon as possible to the Lakeside Reception. Charges will be made for all fire extinguishers released without due cause.