1 – Intro Emergencies and Special Issues. Domestic Arrangements Outline of training session Presented by Vincent Theobald University Safety Office 1 Park Terrace Tel. 6274. 2 – Intro Objectives. By the end of this session you should be able to :- define what an Emergency is
By the end of this session you should be able to :-
Sudden events that are realistically unforeseeable
e.g. air crash on campus
There is not a lot you can do with these except have plans in place to cope with the consequences - e.g. regular contact with the Police and Fire Brigade etc.
Situation that is foreseeable but out of the direct control of the University
e.g. Fire Brigade strike, progress of SARS outbreak etc.
When things start to happen establish a plan of action and start to ensure people know what action is necessary and that they follow the temporary rules etc.
Situations that are foreseeable and are in the control of the University
e.g. building fires, chemical spillage, biological escapes, fall causing injury whilst on a field trip.
These MUST be controlled as fast as possible and to do this you have to work out a plan of action. This is best done having understood the “Chain of Causation”.
Emergencies are mainly preventable the following is a brief list of examples of special issues that should be systematically controlled.
The following are Emergency Services that may be involved in providing assistance for the University
Using the information already provided on Emergencies and the control approach the following sections will concentrate on fire as an example of a special issue requiring control. This applies to everybody - whilst the other issues may only apply to a few staff.
Examine the causes of fire
Start with the mechanics of fire
Move on to the means of controlling fires
From this develop the Emergency Response
Some sources of Ignition
SmokingRadiant Heat and TransferElectrical FaultsSparksFrictionOpen FlamesLightningSunlightChemical Reactions
Primary products are :
Fire Doors control smoke as shown in the Old Library Fire. http://www.ncl.ac.uk/internal/safety/fire/smoke-doors.html
Using the knowledge you have
This is a fundamental aspect of Risk Assessment
Permits to Work
University General Fire Plan
e.g. a Fire Evacuation
Other Flammable Substances include :-
The session has:-