Fire Safety

Information and tips on how to prevent a fire and what to do in the event of a fire at home and on-campus.

At home

To prevent a fire from starting you should:

  • Not leave the kitchen when you are cooking.
  • Not put candles near anything that could catch fire, like curtains or sofas.
  • Make a safety plan to ensure you can get out of your home in the event of a fire.

If a fire starts you should:

  1. Keep calm and get out as quickly as you can, do not stop to collect things.
  2. Keep low where the air is cleaner if there is smoke.
  3. If you cannot get out and are on the ground floor, drop pillows or blankets out of the window to land on and carefully lower yourself.
  4. If you cannot get out of any doors or windows, go into a room where there is no fire and put a towel, blanket or clothing at the bottom of the door to stop smoke coming in.
  5. Phone 999.

At University

If you use a building regularly please familiarise yourself with the Fire Action signs which outline where your assembly point is. 

  • The University runs regular fire drills for your safety. 
  • If you see a fire, do not try to tackle it yourself. Raise the alarm and evacuate the area. 
  • Fire Marshall's in high visibility vests will be on hand to direct you. 

Video: Fire Safety