Utility Failure

  1. In the event an electrical failure occurs during regular working hours, notify the Physical Plant at x3066. After hours, holidays and on weekends contact Security at x1111.
  2. Emergency lighting is installed in all stairwells, major hallways and some restrooms.  In the event of utility failure, remain in place unless directed to leave the building. 
  3. If there is danger to the building occupants, call 911.
  4. Notify emergency personnel of persons with disabilities who are in the building.
  5. If directed to leave the building, move to a clear area a safe distance from and within sight of the affected building. Keep streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel. If requested, assist emergency personnel. Do not return to an evacuated building unless directed to do so by the Office of Public Safety.

Electrical/Light Failure: During daylight hours, proceed to an area which is lighted by natural light.  During hours of darkness, stay in the affected area until lighting is restored.  It is advisable to have a flashlight and portable radio available for emergencies.

Elevator Failure: If you are trapped in an elevator, activate the elevator alarm and/or use the emergency telephone to notify Security x1111. Never attempt to exit an elevator stopped between floors.

Plumbing Failure/Flooding: Cease the use all electrical equipment. Notify the Physical Plant at x3066. If necessary, vacate the area. After hours, call Security at x1111.

Serious Gas Leak: Vacate the area. Do not switch on lights or any electrical equipment. Remember, electrical arcing can trigger an explosion. Notify the Security at x1111. Do not smoke, light matches or use lighter.

Steam Line Failure: Notify the Physical Plant at x3066. After regular hours, call Security at x1111. If necessary, vacate the area.

Swimming pool mechanicals (chlorine alarm sounds, main pool circulating pump fails, or pool water temperature, building temperature and humidity are abnormal):  Vacate the pool area.  Notify the Physical Plant x3066 or Security after hours at x1111. 

Ventilation Problem: If odor comes from the ventilation or equipment, vacate the area. Notify the Physical Plant at x3066 or Security at x1111 after hours.