Save yourself and those in danger. Warn others.
Take care not to breathe in smoke.
Evacuate those in the building using the nearest exit.
Do not use the lift/elevator.
Go to an assigned meeting point.
In the case of fire or gas emissions, close all doors and windows as you pass them.
Call the emergency number 112.
Say who you are and describe the fire: address and floor, what is on fire and whether there are people in danger.
Do not hang up without permission.
Inform others who are in the building. NOTE: Not all HAMK buildings have an automatic fire alarm system. Inform all those in the building by calling out “fire alarm” on each floor.
Take the nearest fire extinguisher and try to put out the fire, but never risk your life.
Do not use water on any items containing electricity, or on fires involving liquids.
Start at the front of the flames and continue towards the back. Spray the extinguishing substance up and down from the base of the fire towards the top.
Once the flames have gone out, stop using the extinguisher.
Prevent the fire from spreading by closing doors and windows.
Remove nearby flammable items and substances.
Arrange for the emergency services to be shown to the scene.
Staff and students must familiarise themselves with evacuation instructions in advance in order to ensure evacuation takes place quickly and safely. When using different parts of the building, check the nearest emergency exit and alternative exit routes in advance. When evacuating, take the necessary clothing with you. If possible, close windows and doors and turn off lights, air conditioning and electrical equipment.
If you cannot exit the building:
Call the emergency services and explain who you are, where you are and what has happened.
Go to a sheltered area.
Close all doors and windows.
Block door frames with e.g. clothes to stop smoke from entering.
If you smell smoke, breathe through a damp cloth if possible.
DISASTERS AND EMERGENCIES
In disasters and emergencies (large-scale incidents, nuclear accidents, toxic fallouts) a public waring siren will go off. It is a rising and falling siren lasting for one minute or an official announcement made by the authorities. The rising and falling sounds each last 7 seconds.
When hearing the siren:
>> Go indoors and stay there.
>> Close all doors and windows and turn off mechanical ventilators.
>> Seal ducts e.g. with plastic film or tape.
>> Turn on the radio and calmly await instructions.
>> Avoid using the telephone so as not to block the lines.
>> Do not evacuate unless told to do so by an official.
Protect food and drinking water.
Place any foodstuffs that are out in plastic bags or tight containers. The fridge or freezer and tight packaging will protect foodstuffs from radioactive dust.
Do not take iodine unless instructed to do so by the authorities over the radio or television. Iodine tablets prevent radioactive iodine from building up in the thyroid gland, but offer no other protection. In an emergency, do not leave the building to go and buy the tablets. You can stock up on them in advance from a pharmacy.
Moving about out of doors
If you have to go out, use impermeable clothing that covers most of your skin, such as rain clothes. Take off the clothes as soon as you come in and wash carefully. Use a respirator or breathe through a towel or kitchen towel to prevent radioactive particles from entering your lungs.
Move domestic animals indoors and protect their food and drink supplies.
HAMK has a zero-tolerance approach towards violence and threats. All threats are taken seriously.
- If you receive a bomb threat, immediately alert a staff member or your superior or, if the situation is urgent, contact the police directly.
- All bomb threats are reported to the police.
- Staff and students must familiarise themselves with evacuation instructions in advance in order to ensure evacuation takes place quickly and safely. When using different parts of the building, check the nearest emergency exit and alternative exit routes in advance. When evacuating, take the necessary clothing with you.
- Follow the instructions of the police.
If you cannot exit the building:
- Call the emergency services and explain who you are, where you are and what has happened.
- Go to a sheltered area.
- Close all doors and windows.