University Personnel

Upon receiving information of a telecommunications failure, all affected University staff and students should:

  1. Check other methods of communication that could normally be used instead of the telephone, such as:
  • Emergency phones (see table above)
  • Cell phones (mobile phones) – including privately owned ones.
  • Public call boxes / pay phones
  • Wireless Internet connection

Note: many cell phones have a radio receiver – it may be possible that announcements will be made via local radio stations.

  1. Follow simple set of standing instructions issued to members of the wider University community outlining What to do in an Emergency (see Appendices – A).
  2. Contact your Building Emergency Coordinator to obtain information regarding the status of the failure, and assist him/her as required.

Last Modified: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:45:23 SAST