Evacuation of lecture halls/laboratories

During the evacuation of a lecture hall/laboratory, whether during drills or in the case of real emergencies, the students in the hall/laboratory shall be under the direct control of the lecturer concerned who shall be responsible for the orderly evacuation of the premises. The successful execution of an evacuation is dependent upon the full co-operation of everyone involved. The following suggestions are of particular importance:

  • Remain calm and do not panic.
  • Move quickly but do not run.
  • Do not use the lifts.
  • Use the main stairs or the fire-escape to get out of the building.
  • If the escape route is already filled with smoke, crouch as low as possible since there is more fresh air closer to the floor.
  • Avoid touching electrical equipment, switches and exposed wires.

The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of each student to familiarise himself or herself well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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