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In Case of Fire

If the fire alarm sounds

  • A sounding fire alarm always indicates an emergency – initiate evacuation immediately!
  • Always choose the nearest evacuation route. Look around you and follow the green emergency evacuation signs.
  • Save lives that are in obvious danger, but do not expose yourself to risks. Remember that the smoke from a fire is toxic – exit the building by crawling on the floor. Close windows and doors.
  • Alert others. Maybe a colleague is on the telephone or is listening to music and cannot hear the alarm.
  • Extinguish the fire if you believe you can do so without taking unnecessary risks. Fire extinguishing equipment has been placed in strategic locations and is marked in the emergency evacuation plan.
  • Phone 112 and notify emergency services. Remember to tell them where the fire alarm has gone off.
  • Proceed to the assembly point (safe location).Staff working in the Faculty’s main buildings (Humanisten and Språkskrapan) are to congregate (assembly point) on the lawn by the circle at Renströmsgatan 6.
  • Look for office colleagues. Together, try to keep track of who has come out and who may still be missing.
  • Immediately inform the rescue leader if somebody is missing.
  • Stay at the assembly point until emergency services have confirmed that you may leave.

Knowledge Saves Lives – Be Prepared!

Emergency evacuation plan

Knowledge saves lives and property. It is therefore important that you familiarise yourself with evacuation signs, evacuation plans, emergency evacuation routes, emergency handles on windows and doors, fire extinguishing equipment, fire alarm buttons and evacuation assembly points.

Emergency evacuation routes

Emergency evacuation routes must always be kept clear and free of obstructions. Emergency evacuation routes are equipped with fireproof doors that close automatically when a fire alarm goes off to prevent the spreading of fire and smoke. Fire doors must never be propped open. Doors and emergency evacuation routes are marked with emergency evacuation signs. Locked doors are equipped with emergency evacuation locks.

Fire safety plans with evacuation routes marked (link to the Staff Portal)

Report fire safety problems

Always report fire safety problems, such as unlit evacuation signs, blocked evacuation routes and fire extinguishing equipment and anything that may increase the risk of fire, to Campus Service Lorensberg at service.lorensberg@gu.se.

Local fire protection coordinators

Annika Andersson, 031-786 1776, annika.andersson@sprak.gu.se
Eduardo Jimenez Tornatore, 031-786 1794, eduardo.jimenez.tornatore@sprak.gu.se

Page Manager: Annika Andersson|Last update: 10/11/2017

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