JCH Resident Handbook 2023-24

Security and Safety 1. Personal Safety  Keep your room and apartment LOCKED whenever you leave or when you are sleeping.  Inform hall attendants of the Management Office or security guards immediately if you find anyone acting suspicious in the hall premises.  If you plan to leave Hong Kong for a while, it would be advisable to inform others of your whereabouts and contact information, e.g. your fellow schoolmates, roommate, or the Management Office. 2. Electrical Safety To avoid electrical accident, here are the safety tips on using electricity.  Reducing the use of extension units or universal adaptors.  Extension cords should only be used on temporary basis.  Using only electrical appliances that meet safety standard for use in Hong Kong.  Keeping electrical appliances away from water.  Do not open or interfere with the power circuit box in the apartment. Contact the Management Office if you encounter any problems. To learn more about electricity safety, please visit the website of Electrical and Mechanical Services Department http://www.emsd.gov.hk/en/electricity_safety/index.html 3. Loss or Theft  DO NOT keep large sums of money, jewellery or valuable items in the room.  DO NOT leave any valuables unattended. Report any loss or theft to the Management Office immediately. 4. Lost and Found Any lost property found in the hall should be handed in to the Management Office or the Security Control Centre of the University immediately. 5. In Case of Fire 5.1 On Hearing the Fire Alarm: - Leave the building immediately by following the evacuation procedures. 5.2 Discovering a Fire: - Call the Management Office and state clearly the location of the fire. - DON’T put yourself at risk. You may attempt to extinguish the fire by using suitable firefighting equipment nearby ONLY IF you have learnt how to use the equipment and when the situation is SAFE for you to do so. Make sure that your escape route will not be impeded by the fire. - If the fire gets out of control, close the door and leave the area by following the evacuation procedures. - Raise the alarm by breaking the nearest break-glass point (if the alarm has not yet been activated) and alert people nearby by shouting “FIRE”. 24