Utility Failure

  1. In the event of a major utility failure occurring during regular business hours, immediately notify Facilities at extension 4274.
  2. If there is potential danger to the building occupants, or if the utility failure occurs after hours, weekends and holidays, notify 911
  3. ASSIST THE DISABLED IN EXITING THE BUILDING. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS!
  4. Once outside, move to a clear area away from the affected building. Keep the streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles.
  5. DO NOT RETURN TO AN EVACUATED BUILDING unless directed to do so by University Police Department or other responsible party.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND PROCEDURES

Always observe steps "1" and "2" above whenever the following utility emergencies arise.

Electrical/Light Failure

At present not all buildings are equipped with an emergency light system that will provide enough illumination in corridors and stairs for safe exiting. It is, therefore, advisable for your department to have flashlights available.

Elevator Failure

If you are trapped in an elevator, use the call button in the elevator to alert someone in the building that you are trapped.

Plumbing Failure/Flooding

Cease using all electrical equipment. Notify Facilities at extension 4274 (during regular working hours). If necessary, vacate the area.

Serious Gas Leak

Cease all operations. DO NOT SWITCH ON LIGHTS or ANY ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - REMEMBER: Electrical arcing can trigger an explosion! Immediately call 911 and Facilities at extension 4274 (during regular working hours). Vacate the area.

Steam Line Failure

Immediately notify Facilities at extension 4274 (during regular working hours). If necessary, vacate the area.

Ventilation Problem

If smoke or odors come from the ventilation system, immediately notify Facilities at extension 4274. If necessary, cease all operations and vacate the area.

For emergencies dial (911) or (4357) on any campus phone.