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Everyone in College has a responsibility to those around us, and to ourselves, to ensure that we all remain safe in the College environment.

Do not bring knives and other sharp implements into College. Do not misuse College property or equipment.

FIRE DRILLS

Make sure that you know where the fire exits are and how to use them. Do not tamper with fire alarms or fire extinguishers. The College will hold fire drills each term; make sure you know the procedure to follow.

Procedures in the Event of a Fire

On discovering a fire, activate the nearest fire alarm.

On hearing the fire alarm, leave the building by the nearest available exit (including fire exit doors). Do not use lifts. Lecturers are responsible for ensuring that the classroom in which they are teaching is evacuated. Fire Marshals are present on each floor and in each department and will sweep their designated area.

There are 4 fire assembly points depending on your location within the College

Do not re-enter the premises until told by the controlling officer to do so.

Arrangements for disabled persons

Wheelchair users above the ground floor should be escorted to the designated refuge points, as per their personal evacuation plan and the College fire team should be notified immediately.

ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS

If you see anything that could be of danger to anyone then report it immediately to a member of staff – do not try to deal with it yourself.

In the case of an accident or incident, contact the nearest member of staff or Reception.

SMOKING POLICY

The College is a non-smoking campus and smoking is only permitted within designated Smoking Zones. To safeguard the health of all students and staff, smoking is strongly discouraged and help is available to assist you in giving up.

FIRST AID

We have trained First Aiders who can be called if there is an emergency. Contact Reception or any staff member for assistance.

HEALTH & SAFETY ON YOUR PROGRAMME OF STUDY

You will receive health and safety guidance related to your programme of study as part of your induction. Some courses require you to wear protective clothing/equipment in the workshops. This is a condition of attending these courses.

A full copy of the Health and Safety Policy is available from Client Services and the Learning Resource Centre.

Address: John Ruskin College, Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon, CR2 8JJ

Phone: 020 8651 1131 / Email: info@johnruskin.ac.uk