The Department of Geography has developed a Building Emergency Response Plan, according to UBC standards. The objective of this plan is to ensure the safety of the building occupants through:
- Fire Prevention – to reduce and prevent the incidence of fire by controlling fire hazards in the building and by maintaining the building facilities;
- Emergency Evaluation – to establish a systemic method of safe and orderly evaluation of an area or building, in case of fire or other emergency.
- To provide a checklist of procedures for responding to, and reporting, an emergency.
- To assist with recruiting and training of emergency directors, floor wardens, and first aid attendants.
Emergency Procedures by Type:
- Bomb Threats
- Geography’s area of assembly is across the street from the building, in front of the First Nations House of Learning on West Mall
- Fire Safety
- First Aid
- For students and visitors, call emergency number: 9-1-1
- For injured faculty and staff, call the First Aid Line: 604-822-4444. Experienced first aid attendants will respond 24 hours/day.
- Call local first aid attendant
- First aid kits located in rooms 112 (GIC Library), 206, and 217 (Main Office). These kits are only to be accessed by local first aid attendants administering first aid.
- Hazardous Material
- Active Shooter
- Personal Security