Standing Instructions for Staff & Students
In the event of an emergency on campus:
Call 046 603 8999 - Campus Protection Unit (CPU) — the first contact point. Only one phone call needs be made. Use your cell phone if necessary.
Emergency Procedure: Follow your building's emergency procedures.
Radio: If all telephones are out of order, it is recommended that you switch on a radio and tune into local radio stations RMR (89.7FM) and/or Radio Grahamstown (102.1FM) or, if no signal, SAFM (96.7FM) as it is possible that announcements may be made about the emergency.
Website: Announcements about the emergency will also be available on the University's emergency web page, http://crisis.ru.ac.za/
List of Emergency numbers: a list for your noticeboard - Emergency Numbers
CPU Emergency number
Do not assume that the CPU has already learned about the emergency. Any member of the Rhodes University community, staff or student, should immediately communicate any information regarding any emergency to the CPU. This will streamline the process and ensure that an emergency situation can be quickly and efficiently managed. The CPU will in turn liaise with the other people through the Emergency Management and Response Network so that information is quickly and appropriately disseminated:
As much information as possible should be communicated to CPU, but at a minimum this should include:
Rhodes University Emergency Management Plan
For a comprehensive framework for coordinating efforts by senior management and operational staff - the primary responders in an emergency - visit the link EMP.
Return to Rhodes University's Safety front page. Questions/Suggestions? Contact safety(at)ru.ac.za