What to do when the emergency alarm sounds

Emergency Response Guide Web Evacuation P4

Listen to an example of the Alert tone (Wav, 758kb)

Emergency Response Guide Web Evacuation P5

Listen to an example of the Evacuate tone (Wav, 852kb)

Listen to an example of the new international standard Temporal-Three alarm Evacuate tone (Wav, 87kb)

Do not:

  • carry occupant(s) with disabilities down stairs or escalators
  • use lifts or escalators to evacuate the building except when instructed to do so by the attending Emergency Service, RMIT Campus Safety and Security or by a member of the Emergency Control Organisation
  • congregate outside the building entrances unless instructed to do so by an announcement made over the public address system, a direction from the Floor Warden or Wardens (members of the Emergency Control Organisation), a direction from RMIT Campus Safety and Security, or a direction from the attending Emergency Service
  • re-enter the building until advised that it is safe to return to the building by the attending Emergency Service, RMIT Campus Safety and Security or by a member of the Emergency Control Organisation
  • carry on with business - this causes delays, which may put your life and those of others in danger if the emergency is not controlled
  • try to contact anyone to find out what is going on - this congests the telephone system and hampers control of the emergency

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