New evacuation plan in Building 212019-05-14
Karlstad University is testing a new evacuation plan in Building 21 (Vänern). The first person to arrive at the place where the evacuation vest and instructions are placed may evacuate the premises. This applies to staff as well as students.
The plan entails that there are trained evacuation leaders, but if they are not present when the fire alarm sounds, others need to take the lead in evacuating the premises. Evacuation vests and evacuation cards, describing which parts of the building must be evacuated, have been set out in the premises. The first person to arrive puts on the evacuation leader vest and evacuates the premises according to instructions.
"The procedures are less vulnerable since safety no longer depends on specific persons being present," says Jens Erixon, safety coordinator.
The new evacuation plan will be tested in Building 21 between 13 May 2019 and 31 December 2020. In all other buildings, evacuation procedures remain as before, that is, evacuation leaders keep an evacuation vest in their office and evacuate designated parts of the building in case of a fire alarm.