Fire safety

Please be aware of fire safety arrangements when you're on UWE Bristol premises.

Escape routes

All doors marked as ‘Fire door keep shut’ or ‘fire door keep locked’ must be kept closed – they must not be propped or wedged open.

Please make sure you familiarise yourself with the escape routes from areas that you normally use.

What you need to do

  1. Step 1

    Sound the fire alarm using the nearest red call point.

  2. Step 2

    Please evacuate immediately if the fire alarm activates, closing doors behind you
    Don't use the lifts if the fire alarm is sounding
    You must always make your way to the signed evacuation areas – move well away from the building and don’t loiter near the entrances
    Fire Action Notices are provided across our campuses to remind you of the action to take in the event of a fire.

  3. Step 3

    Don't go back into the building until you have been told you can.

Evacuating disabled students

If you can't evacuate yourself in an emergency situation and need help to make a safe exit, or if you want to know how your evacuation would work, please contact your Programme Leader or Disability Service. They can set up a personal emergency evacuation plan (PEEP) with you that is tailored to your needs.

We have a refuge evacuation procedure in place if you need assistance to evacuate because of stairs. Trained security staff will use specialist evacuation equipment (an Evac+Chair) to safely evacuate you.

Assisted evacuation

Watch the refuge evacuation procedure we use when there's a confirmed fire and we've been told that someone's in the refuge.

Refuge points give people with a disability a temporary place of safety during a fire and they offer a line of communication to security staff.

Fire safety equipment

Please don't damage, tamper, move or cover any fire equipment including extinguishers, smoke sensors and alarms. Interfering with the equipment that's there to ensure life safety can lead to devastating consequences.