HEALTH AND SAFETY


GENERAL POLICY STATEMENT
: FIRST AID : FIRE SAFETY : BOMB SAFETY

General Policy Statement

The University of Notre Dame (USA) in England (The University) aims to ensure that all activities carried out on its premises or undertaken by its staff (or their agents) are managed in such a manner so as to avoid, reduce, or control, all foreseeable risks to the health and safety of any person(s) who may be affected by such activities to a tolerable level.

In furtherance of this, and the need to ensure compliance with all relevant health and safety legislation, the University will pay particular attention to the provision of:

To assist in the implementation of the Health & Safety Policy, not only will appropriate external sources of information be consulted, but the University will also seek to train and appoint competent personnel to advise on Health & Safety matters.

Complete documentation regarding all aspects of Health & Safety procedures adopted by the University of Notre Dame (USA) in England can be obtained from Mr Steven Whitnall, the Senior Facilities Manager of Marian Kennedy Fischer Hall.

First Aid

A number of staff are trained First Aiders. Anybody needing first aid treatment should seek assistance from either the Receptionist on duty or their program office.

Fire Safety

In the event of fire:

  1. Raise the alarm at once by breaking the glass on the nearest fire alarm call point. These alarm call points are wall-mounted, square, red boxes.
  2. Notify Reception or your Program Office of the fire location.
  3. If the fire is small enough to be easily and safely extinguished, such as a waste paper bin fire, attempt to do so with the nearest correct type of fire extinguisher but do not take personal risks and always call for assistance.
  4. Never attempt to fight fires alone.
  5. If the fire is considered too large, or if it is out of control, or if the escape route is threatened, leave the building quickly and calmly by the nearest available exit route, wherever possible assisting in evacuating visitors and shutting windows.
    DO NOT STOP TO COLLECT PERSONAL BELONGINGS.
    DO NOT USE THE LIFTS.
  6. Report to the fire assembly area as follows:
    Undergraduate students: Suffolk Place, North side.
    Graduate students: Suffolk Place, South side.
    All others: Suffolk Street.

Certain fire doors are marked KEEP SHUT. Always ensure that this safety precaution is adhered to. Fire extinguishers must not be used to prop open any door at any time.

Bomb Evacuation Procedures

The evacuation procedures to be followed in the event of a bomb alert will be conditioned by the nature of the alert.

All personnel should remain inside the building and wait for instructions from building staff.

They will determine whether an evacuation is necessary, and if so whether the standard fire evacuation routes should be used or not. It may be appropriate to clear certain parts of the building and move to other, safer, areas. This will be made clear by building staff at the time.

DO NOT LEAVE THE BUILDING - YOU MAY BE WALKING INTO AN EXPLOSION.