Managers or heads of department (or their designees) are responsible for ensuring that fire drills are held for all occupants in their department/division/section.
Fire drills help save lives - they prepare occupants for real emergencies.
Fire drills must be held at least once a year - quarterly in the case of residences - to ensure that all occupants are familiar with the emergency evacuation plan and can evacuate safely and quickly.
WARDENS: please refer to Wardens Manual.
Evacuation time should be under 3 minutes.
Fire drills should be held in consultation with Campus Protection - 046 603 8146/7 or cpu(at)ru.ac.za
Automatic & break glass alarms: contact Engineering section for technical assistance to set off for drill: RU ext 8238 / 8236 / 7451; or speed dial 5231 (Martin) / 5031 (Peter)
Report details of fire drills (a. drill date & time of day, b. how long it took to evacuate building, c. observations & comments) in quarterly Health and Safety inspection reports - see Checklists.
HODs/Managers must ensure that their department/division/section has an emergency evacuation PLAN of ACTION that is specific to the building, to ensure safe and quick evacuation (in 3 minutes or less). All occupants should be familiar with the plan.
Emergency Evacuation Plan of Action GENERIC- adapt this plan for your building
Also visit these links
Fire Safety Training: info on fire safety courses & training for RU staff.
Training: info on ALL health and safety training for RU staff.
Campus Protection Unit: 046-603.8146/7 or cpu(at)ru.ac.za
RU Safety, Health & Environmental Officer, 046-603.7205 or safety(at)ru.ac.za
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Last Modified: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:15:06 SAST