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Fire Action - Wellesbourne Campus

In-Hours and Out-of-Hours response to a fire and the fire alarm system at the University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne campus.

ON DISCOVERING OR SUSPECTING A FIRE:
  • Raise the alarm locally by shouting fire;
  • Leave the building immediately, closing any room doors behind you;
  • Activate a red break glass if you pass one as you leave;
  • Then follow the relevant further instruction:
In-Hours (0830hrs – 1700hrs Monday to Friday) Out-of-Hours (1700hrs – 0830hrs Monday to Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday)
1. Report the fire and its location on any extension (9) 222; 1. Dial (024765) 22222 from any extension or the Caretaker's telephone, ask for the Fire Brigade and give the location of the fire. Stay on the telephone until it is certain that the operator knows the location of the fire. SA 0005 (the site’s unique reference number) Life Sciences Wellesbourne CV35 9EF
2. Stay in a place of safety for the attending fire party and inform them that you discovered the fire and of any related concerns 2. Make yourself known to the fire brigade and Response Team members on their arrival at main reception
Unless instructed otherwise by the attending fire party members and, proceed to the designated fire assembly point;
DO NOT delay to collect personal belongings. DO NOT use lifts. DO NOT return to the building until notified it is safe to do so by Response Team.
 
ON HEARING THE CONTINUOUS FIRE ALARM:
  • Leave the building immediately, closing any room doors behind you;
  • Give assistance to people with disabilities, if necessary;
  • If you pass a Tally Card, collect it, check the areas listed on the reverse to ensure they have been evacuated and take the card to the Fire Party at the fire assembly point. This will help to confirm which areas have been evacuated and inform search and rescue activities by the local fire brigade.
  • Then follow the applicable further instruction...
During Working Hours (0830hrs – 1700hrs Monday to Friday) Outside Working Hours (1700hrs – 0830hrs Monday to Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday
1. Confirm the fire alarm activation to site reception (9) 222 1. Confirm the fire alarm activation to Main Campus Security Gatehouse on (024765) 22222
2. Inform the attending fire party member of any related concerns; 2. Make yourself known to the Response Team members or fire brigade on their arrival at main Reception.
3. You must go immediately by the shortest safe route to your designated fire assembly point; 3. You must not return to the building until instructed to do so by the incident controller.
DO NOT delay to collect personal belongings. DO NOT use lifts. DO NOT return to the building until notified it is safe to do so by Response Team.
 
ON HEARING AN INTERMITTENT ALARM:
1. Prepare to leave the building - collect personal belongings, shut down any operations which could be a hazard if left unattended.
2. Do not enter a building where bells are ringing continuously.
3. If told to leave or bells ring continuously, evacuate by the nearest exit following the instruction relating to response to a continuous fire alarm.