Instructions for all staff, students and visitors:

On discovering a fire:
  1. Operate the nearest fire alarm call point.

  2. If possible, extinguish the fire using the appliances provided (without endangering yourself or others). You should only use fire-fighting equipment where there is no risk to personal safety and you have received fire extinguisher training. Where there is doubt about your ability to extinguish a fire safely, it should be left to the Fire & Rescue Service to deal with.

  3. When it is safe to do so, call Fire and Rescue (9)999 or Security Control (0141 548) 2222.


On hearing the fire alarm:
  1. Immediately stop what you are doing, follow the green and white exit signs and leave the building by the nearest available exit, closing all doors behind you.

  2. Proceed to the emergency assembly point - named locations will be shown on Fire Actions Notices displayed in each building.

  3. Do not stop to collect personal belongings

  4. Do not use lifts.

  5. Do not re-enter the building for any reason unless authorised to do so, by the Fire Rescue Service or the Security Staff in attendance.

Good to know:
  • When the fire alarm activitates, Security Staff will investigate the source of the activation to establish if it is a false alarm.

  • Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEP) should be in place for people who require assistance during an evacuation.

  • EVAC Communication Boxes are provided within most buildings on each lift landing, enabling people requiring assistance to communicate their location with Security staff and enable an exit from the building using an evacuation lift if this is part of their PEEP.


Additional points:
  • Keep all fire doors closed

  • Keep escape routes free from obstructions

  • Make sure you are familiar with the locations of the fire alarm call points and that you know two escape routes in your local area and the emergency assembly point.

  • Once at the assembly point, report any relevant information to the security staff attending. For example; if you are aware of what caused the alert or that someone is in the building and hasn't responded to the alert.

  • Be familiar with the date of the weekly fire alarm test for your building(s)

  • If trained in the use of the evac-chair, be mindful of the need to assist mobility impaired people in evacuating from the building.

  • People who have PEEPs must be familiar with their plan and Security Controls contact number (0141 548) 2222.

Additional Information

  • Building Emergency Fire Actions Plans - Here
  • Weekly Building Fire Alarm Test Schedule - Here