|Fire and Ambulance
|Waterloo Regional Police
|UW Police and Security
|22222 or 519-888-4911
|Health Services (8:30 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday)
|84096 or 519-888-4096
|Poison Information Centre
|UW Director of Safety
|E6 3036, x32295
Fire and other emergency situations
In Case of Fire:
- Leave fire area and close doors.
- Activate wall mounted fire alarm pull station located at exits.
- Attempt to extinguish fire only if you can do it safely.
- Report any information about fire to UW Police and Fire Department.
If You Are On Fire:
STOP where you are, DROP to the floor or ground and ROLL your body to smother the fire.
When Fire Alarm Sounds:
- Calmly evacuate the building. Do NOT use elevator.
- As time allows close windows and doors. Turn off cooking, electrical and laboratory equipment. Put on coat in winter for protection.
- Use an alternate exit, if you encounter smoke or fire.
- Follow instructions of emergency response services and fire wardens.
- Report anyone suspected of remaining in the building.
- Move away from building at least 30 meters, leaving clear access for emergency services.
- Do not re-enter the building until authorized by Fire Department or UW Police.
If Unable To Evacuate:
- Call 911 giving your location.
- A closed door can provide good protection against fire and smoke. Use available materials to seal door and air ducts.
- If smoke enters room, stay low as heat and gases tend to rise.
- Signal your position at a window.
Persons with mobility difficulties or who uses a wheelchair should move to an area of refuge (stairwell, room with phone).
In non-fire situations threatening safety, such as building services interruption or hazardous material spill, buildings are evacuated under direction of UW Police, fire wardens and emergency response services.
UW Police or Hazardous Material Spill - x22222 or 519-888-4911
In E6, the evacuation procedure is to go to the nearest stairwell, take the stairs to ground level and exit by the door at the bottom of the chosen stair.
Faculty Evacuation Coordinator: Karen Dubois (x42447)
Building Evacuation Coordinators: Ralph Dickhout (x33311), Dennis Herman (x32196)
Evacuation procedures for Chemical Engineering workers in University buildings other than E6
Chemical engineering personnel are now working in a number of buildings besides E6, notably QNC, DWE, ESC, C2 and PHY buildings. It is important for those workers to follow all the mandatory safety requirements for the department. However, detailed building evacuation plans are not included in this manual for buildings other than E6. In the event of an evacuation, workers in these other buildings should check the specific plans (evacuation routes) for the department or departments administering the buildings that they work in and follow the instructions given
Health & safety consultants and resource people
The following people may be contacted for advice on the health and safety matters that lie in their areas of responsibility. (This list was last updated in August, 2006.) They would also be pleased to receive your suggestions (e.g., improved procedures, etc.) and to hear of your particular concerns; however, you should discuss your concerns with your supervisor first.
Department of Chemical Engineering
Members of the Health & Safety Subcommittee of the Technical Services Committee are appointed biannually. See Ralph Dickhout (E6 3102, x33311) or Liz Bevan (E6 3032, x32296) for the current list.
University of Waterloo
|Director of Health Services
|Director of Safety
|Environmental Health Co-ord.
|Federation of Students
|UW Police Services