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Health and Safety Services

Birkbeck's Fire Action Instructions


IF YOU DISCOVER A FIRE:

  1. OPERATE  the nearest FIRE ALARM call point (small red boxes on stair & corridor walls). Just press to crack the glass and sound the alarm. The Duty Attendant at Malet Street will be automatically notified and will immediately call the Fire Brigade.

  2. LEAVE THE BUILDING by the nearest exit. Do not use the lifts. Do not attempt to extinguish the fire unless you have been trained in the use of fire extinguishers and are confident that you can do so safely.

  3. MOVE WELL CLEAR of the building once outside and DO NOT RE-ENTER the building unless told that it is safe to do so by the Duty Attendant or an officer of the Fire Brigade.

IF YOU HEAR THE FIRE ALARM:

  1. LEAVE THE BUILDING promptly by the nearest exit. Do not delay to collect any belongings, make telephone enquiries etc. Do not use the lifts.

  2. MOVE WELL CLEAR of the building once outside and DO NOT RE-ENTER the building unless told that it is safe to do so by the Duty Attendant or an officer of the Fire Brigade.


Copies of this instruction are posted in prominent positions in corridors and staircases throughout the College.

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