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Emergency action plan
Major release of toxic or low temperature liquefied gas or major spillage of hazardous substance

1. Evacuate the room or, if considered necessary, the building.

2. Control access to the room/building.

3. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RESCUE A COLLAPSED PERSON

or

COMMENCE A CLEAN-UP OPERATION

UNLESS YOU ARE CONFIDENT THAT THIS CAN BE CARRIED OUT WITHOUT RISK

4. Call the Fire Brigade: Dial 9999 (University Telephone System)

Ask for the Fire Brigade and state precise location and nature of incident. Wait for confirmation of message.

5. Inform the Safety Co-Ordinator

6. Ensure that an appropriate person is delegated to meet the Fire Brigade and provide any additional information which they may require, e.g. the exact location of the accident and any specific hazards to which Firemen may foreseeably be exposed.

7. DO NOT RETURN TO THE ROOM OR THE BUILDING UNLESS AUTHORISED TO DO SO BY THE SENIOR FIRE OFFICER PRESENT.

8. Ensure that all occupants of the room/building and other relevant persons e.g. janitorial, trades or contract staff, particularly those who work outside normal hours, are made aware of any restriction imposed on entry to the building or a particular area/room.

Contact

Environmental Health and Safety Services contact details

University of St Andrews
Bute Building Queens Terrace
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9TS
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462750
Fax:44 (0)1334 462747