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Fire evacuation procedure


Visitors to the Computing Service are requested to make note of, and comply with, the Emergency and Evacuation Procedures, which are posted at various points around the Computing Service.

Computing Service Staff

All Computing Service members must be aware of what to do should an emergency evacuation situation occur.
Please ensure that you find out and commit to memory:

  1. The position of your nearest Fire Call Points.
  2. The quickest routes out of the building from your floor.
    Don't forget there may be routes through neighbouring departments.
  3. The assembly area in Free School Lane.
  4. The emergency services telephone number. From the network telephones dial 1999.
  5. The security emergency contact telephone number, network 101.
    For non emergencies security can be contacted on network 31818.
  6. Who the Fire Monitors for your floor are.
    In an emergency DO NOT wait for them to tell you to evacuate, leave immediately.

The Computing Service Fire Safety Manager is Mark Barringer. Please contact him on network 63484, or in Room Au417, the Austin Building, New Museums Site if you need further information.

Remember in an evacuation

  1. Never put yourself or others in danger.
    Your first priority is personal safety.
  2. If there's smoke or fire don't go past it, turn around, find another exit and get out.
  3. Do not enter a building if the alarms are going off.
  4. Do not use a Lift.
  5. If you hear a fire alarm and are unsure if it's for real or just a test? Treat it as real.
    Most tests are advertised and the alarms will only ring for a few seconds. If the alarms keep ringing, get out.

New members of staff that have not been contacted regarding fire safety within a week of joining the Computing Service please notify either the Departmental Safety Officer or the Fire Safety Manager.

Fire evacuation information must be kept up to date. Please ensure that you notify the secretaries or the Fire Safety Manager of any changes.

Further information on Fire Safety, Prevention and Action can be found under F for Fires in the University of Cambridge, The Little Green Safety Book. A printed version of this booklet is available from the Safety Office.

Last reviewed: September 2014