FIRE PRECAUTIONSDetailed instructions to be followed in the event of fire are posted in each Room. These should be carefully read and observed and you are advised to make a mental note of your fire assembly point.
There are manually operated fire alarms in all flats. When the glass is broken an alarm is sounded automatically, and a loud warning sounds on all floors. There are smoke detectors in all corridors
and bedrooms and heat detectors in kitchen/dining areas.
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.
When the fire alarm sounds, the building must be evacuated immediately. 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.