TRIAL EVACUATION TODAY (18/03/13) 1.50PM- CHANGE IN EMERGENCY EGRESS ROUTE FROM BUILDING 301Change in Emergency Egress Route From Building 301
As a result of the closure of the western end of the basement corridor just past the glassblowers and clean room, the emergency egress routes from building 301 have changed.
All occupants of Building 301 should use the emergency exit closest to where you are at the time of the alarm. The EXIT doors from each floor into the stairwell are clearly marked. The two options are:
the main (central) stairs in the lift well. Once down the stairs in the ground floor foyer to avoid congestion split up with some people going out into the Science Centre courtyard and others out onto the Symonds Street pavement. (No change)
back (secondary/western end)” stairwell (opposite Rooms 725, 625 and 525). This stairwell is normally magnetically locked but the access doors are released when the fire alarm is activated. This is a pressurised “safe pathway”. The main exit from this stairwell is NOW at the GROUND FLOOR level into the Faculty Science Centre. Once through the stairwell doors at ground floor level, turn left and then right along the corridor proceeding to the exit door close to building 303. Assemble by the Recreation Centre on the right side of the Quad. For people in the basement proceed along the corridor to the main stairwell and then either use the main stairwell to exit at ground floor level or proceed past the main stairwell following the corridor to the stairs leading up to the Symonds St exit doors.
TREAT ALL EMERGENCY EVACUATIONS AS IF THEY ARE THE REAL THING…regardless of whether you are aware it’s a drill. Therefore if the stairwell doors don’t open and there is “break the glass panel” next to it, please use your elbow break the glass and flip the override switch.
Remember that in a silent evacuation you will need to break the glass because the doors will not open automatically. To get our security back in place after the building is able to be occupied please ensure that if you had to break a glass panel, you inform Ron Bryant or Jeff Boyle (our building warden and deputy) so they can arrange for this to be fixed quickly.
The back (secondary/western end) stairwell (opposite Rooms 725, 625 and 525).
This stairwell is normally magnetically locked but the access doors are released when the fire alarm is activated. This is a pressurised “safe pathway”.
Due to construction work, the building egress from this stairwell is now as follows:
Take the stairs to the basement, turn right, and then follow the corridor past the Chemistry Stores, and exit the building through the red door
at the end of this corridor onto upper Wellesley St.