Charles Street works on the VoIP data network, in the same way as all the other “phone” connections within the building. If the network goes down, the phone will not work. In the case of an emergency, Telecoms have installed a traditional type phone which does not require any logging on. The Reception points will have a phone fitted as a matter of course due to the number of staff and visitors using the equipment.
Smoking of both cigarettes and e-cigarettes is prohibited to all employees, contractors, visitors and students of Sheffield Hallam University on all University premises and in all University vehicles.
For further information and the university’s smoking policy please visit: https://portal.shu.ac.uk/departments/HRD/polproc/Pages/nosmoke.aspx
On hearing the fire alarm:-
- If the alarm does sound and there is an evacuation:
- ALWAYS leave the building. The emergency may be a fire or it may be a different type of emergency.
- Leave directly. If you are not in your office, do not divert or return to collect belongings. It could cost you your life.
- Look for the green exit signs in the corridors and follow them to the nearest exit route. This is not necessarily the same way you came in.
- Obey the fire marshals.
- Follow the emergency escape routes. Do not use the lift.
- Fire Marshalls – information will be updated to the D&S governance page.
- Move immediately to your fire assembly point (a list of assembly points is available here). Stay away from the building, and do not hang around outside the main entrance or on the drives and walkways immediately outside. In a real fire this is dangerous for you and hinders the emergency services.
- Don’t try and re-enter the building until you are given the all-clear from SHU Security, or from the fire marshals, or from the Firefighters if they are in attendance.
- Just because the alarm is silenced it does not mean the emergency is over.
- Fire shutters will come down gradually in the event of a fire alarm activation either by call point or detector. In drill/test situations this is an option.
General fire safety:-
- Don’t wedge fire doors open. They form part of the fire-walls which prevent fire and smoke spreading.
- Don’t move fire extinguishers from their brackets; they are there for a reason.
- Don’t leave objects in escape corridors where they become obstacles to people who may need to escape quickly.
Information for teaching staff:-
- If you are in charge of students, it is your responsibility to ensure that they leave the building quickly and that they go to the assembly point.
- There will be weekly tests of the fire alarm in the building at a specific date and time, to be decided.
In Working Hours
If first aid is required during working hours contact the nearest first aider (first aider contact details can be found on Health and Safety signage displayed throughout Charles Street or should you be unable to reach the nearest first aider you should contact the Control Room on ext.2000. All security staff are first aiders.
In the case of an emergency where life is threatened (e.g. where the casualty is unconscious, is experiencing a suspected heart attack, stroke or other medical emergency where rapid medical attention can result in increased chance of survival/ recovery) (9)999 can be dialled directly from any internal phone line. To ensure that the casualty is reached promptly the internal emergency number of 888 should also be dialled providing the following details:
- Your full name and the name of the casualty
- The nature of the emergency
- The exact location of the casualty
- Confirm if you have already contacted emergency services directly
Outside Working Hours
If first aid assistance is required outside normal working hours contact Control Room in 2000 or 888 in an emergency or alternatively dial (9) 999 directly referring to the advise found under ‘In Working Hours’
Location of the First Aid Box, Accident Book and First Aid Room
- There is a first aid box at level 1 helpdesk. There is also a Wellbeing/First Aid room on the ground floor, at room 12.0.07, opposite the male toilets. Room designations and numbers may change however once the building is occupied.
- The Accident Book for Charles Street is kept at level 1 helpdesk.
- If first aid assistance is required outside normal working hours contact Control Room in 2000 or 888 in an emergency or alternatively dial (9) 999 directly referring to the advise found under ‘In Working Hours’ .
- The internal emergency number can also be contacted directly and using the above details list they will contact the emergency services for you.
- To locate your first aider please visit the D&S Governance page.