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  Fire and Emergency Procedures

​On hearing the fire alarm:

  • leave the building by the nearest exit, closing doors behind you
  • do not stop to collect belongings
  • do not use lifts
  • go to the nearest assembly point
  • do not re-enter the building until informed by the University Senior Fire Co-ordinator/Fire Officer

On discovering a fire:

  • operate the nearest break glass call pointBreak Glass Call Point
  • call the Fire Service: dial (9) 999 and give address of campus
  • follow instructions above for hearing the fire alarm



Please familiarise yourself with the fire action instructions printed on the blue and white notices in each classroom that you use in your timetable.

Also check the green and white directional arrows to the fire exits from your classrooms. 

If you have any doubts please ask your lecturer or tutor.

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Students with mobility difficulties

Students with mobility difficulties should not use stairways but proceed to the nearest disabled refuge and activate the two way communications panel (disabled refuges are provided at Sighthill, Merchiston and Craiglockhart - see Disabled Refuges for further information)

Students who may need assistance in an emergency evacuation should have a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) drawn up and have responsibility to inform the School of their requirements.​

How can I get information on accessible alternative routes?

Please refer to the following documents: | Edinburgh Napier Mobile App