1. Raise the alarm by breaking the nearest available break glass point.
  2. Phone extension 3333 and the appropriate emergency service will then be contacted immediately.  Alternatively, dial 999 on an external line to call the fire brigade. 
  3. If the fire is small and contained faculty/staff should consider using the nearest appropriate appliance provided, ensuring that the extinguisher is compatible with the fire e.g. do not use water on electrical or flammable liquid fires.

IMPORTANT : Under no circumstances should students tackle the fire.

Evacuate the building in the following manner :

  1. WALK (do not run) to the nearest exit point briskly.
  2. Do NOT delay to pick up personal belongings.  This could hinder     evacuation of the building and put not only your own life in danger but also the lives of others.
  3. Disconnect all electrical appliances.
  4. Close all doors behind you (where practical).
  5. Do not use lifts.  In the event of an emergency, electrical connections to lifts are disconnected.
  7. Assemble at the assembly point designated for the building.  It is important to assemble at this assembly point, following the routes clearly marked, to avoid congestion and to allow unhindered access to the emergency services.
  8. During the evacuation and on arrival at the designated assembly points it is essential to follow the steward's instructions as they endeavour to keep adjacent areas clear.
  9. Do NOT re-enter the buildings until authorised by the assembly point steward.
  10. To relieve congestion on re-entering the building, it is important to use the same route by which you entered. 

Please click here to review all Assembly Points across campus


The University of Limerick Executive Crisis Management Plan is drawn up in compliance with the requirements of the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 (Part 2 Section 11) which states that it is the duty of employers to prepare and revise adequate plans to be followed in emergencies. The main aims of the crisis/incident management are:

  • the preservation of life
  • the protection of property
  • continuity of University operations

The aim of the Executive Crisis Management Plan is to set out the duties and responsibilities of University staff in the event of a campus-wide incident or a crisis which may affect the operation and/or reputation of the University.

Please click the link Building Emergency Plans for detailed information.


In an emergency situation, everyone must be able to evacuate the premises quickly and safely. For people with certain physical disabilities and mobility issues, this may be more difficult. In order to ensure that adequate provision has been made to evacuate people with disability and mobility issues, evacuation chairs have been installed in the main teaching buildings. Click Evacuation Chair Locations to familiarise yourself with each location. 

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