Contingency planning for fire and flooding

For reasonably foreseeable events that would require an emergency response from the University there is a requirement for plans to be drawn up ready for implementation.

This University policy statement identifies that all departments draw up a contingency plan for dealing with major fire, flooding and any other serious foreseeable emergency.

Essential requirements of these plans are:

  • a copy of the plan should be kept by the fire alarm control panel or incorporated on the fire alarm zone plan
  • a copy of the plan should be sent to the University Security Services for safekeeping

Required details within these plans include:

  • the location of the main control valves and isolation devices within the building for water, mains gas and electricity
  • the position of dry riser inlets in the building
  • the position of high-voltage equipment (>450 volts) where there is access to exposed conductors
  • details of building key holders
  • identification of any high salvage priorities
  • identification of very high risk areas
  • the position of acetylene cylinders, which pose a special danger to the emergency services in the event of a fire