School of Computing

Health and safety at Canterbury

On this page you'll find health and safety information regarding Canterbury which you may have read during the presentations in induction week. For for further information on health and safety at the university please see the Safety, health and environment unit

Fire safety

A note on the Cornwallis building

The Cornwallis Building is large and sprawling so it is divided into “zones” for Fire Safety

The fire alarm in Cornwallis is a loud bell that:

  • sounds continuously if fire is in your zone
  • sounds intermittently if fire is in an adjoining zone
  • is tested at 8.30 every Wednesday morning

On hearing a fire alarm:

  • Close windows
  • Leave building by nearest exit
    • Close doors behind you
    • Do not use the lift
    • Do not run
  • Assemble at point 19 in front of Rutherford College
  • Do not re-enter building until authorised to do so

Wheelchair users

  • There are clearly signposted "Safe Areas" where you can stay safely if there is a fire elsewhere in the building.
  • Nearby there is a Help Point (an intercom) connected directly to Campus Watch so that you can tell them where you are. They will then pass this information on the fire service who will arrange for your safe evacuation.
  • Do not try to help a wheelchair user down the stairs – you don’t have the training or the equipment.

If you discover a fire

  • First, set off alarm (by breaking “glass” of a call point)
  • Then phone extn 3333 (01227 823333) to give details of location. Don't ring 999
  • Finally, leave the building

Accidents and health

  • Contact Security on 3333 (NOT 999)
    • They are all qualified first aiders
    • They will call any necessary emergency services, and direct them to the correct area
  • Names and contact details of qualified first-aiders in the building are posted on notice boards
  • First-aid kit is kept in the kitchen
  • All accidents (even minor ones!) must be reported straightaway using a Green Form, available from Angie Allen / Julie Teulings / Jessie Ward in S116
  • Contact Julie/Jessie for advice if you have any problems.  Don’t delay!<
  • No smoking is allowed anywhere within the university buildings

School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 824180 or contact us.

Last Updated: 20/07/2015