JCH Resident Handbook 2023-24

5.3 Evacuation Procedures 5.4 Fire Safety - Regular fire drills are being conducted to familiarize students with proper fire evacuation procedures. For your own life safety, DO cooperate and participate in the drills. - Fire services installation such as detectors, sprinklers and fire extinguishers are there to protect your life. DO NOT interfere with these installations or impede their proper functioning. Any person who interferes the fire service devices or causes a false alarm of fire shall be liable to FINE, TERMINATION OF HALL RESIDENCE on the discretion from Head of SHRL, or IMPRISONMENT (Fire Service Ordinance, Cap. 95, Section 28). - Fire doors are there to prevent fire and smoke spread. Keep the doors closed at all time. - DO NOT smoke, cook or light open flame in your room. - DO NOT overload the power supply in your room by plugging too many electrical appliances to the wall socket. - DO NOT use sub-standard electrical equipment or appliances. - DO NOT leave any charger on when you are not inside the room. - To avoid unwanted fire alarms, please pay attention to the following tips:  TURN ON EXHAUST FAN and CLOSE THE WINDOWS whenever you boil water or use the microwave.  DO NOT leave your food unattended during re-heating food.  FOLLOW safety tips on using microwave. STOP AT INTERVALS to check on your food during heating in microwave. Add small amount of water to the food or cover with wet kitchen paper before heating. For more information regarding fire safety, please refer to the website of Fire Services Department http://www.hkfsd.gov.hk/eng/safety.html 6. Typhoon and Rainstorm  When there is a typhoon or rainstorm signal, take necessary precautions and make sure all loose items are properly fastened and ALL WINDOWS ARE CLOSED.  When typhoon signal No. 8 or above is hoisted, stay indoors. Pay particular attention to the provision of catering service in the community in Tseung Kwan O as there might be no service available. DO stock up some food when signal No. 3 is hoisted.  When a black rainstorm signal is hoisted, STAY INDOORS wherever you are and do not leave the building until the signal is lowered and you find the condition is SAFE to do so. For the most updated information on class/ examination arrangements, please refer to the homepage of ARO: http://arr.ust.hk/reg/index.html (General Enquiry: 2623-1111) * EVACUATION PROCEDURES * Evacuate the building by the nearest available staircase/ exit. DO NOT use the lifts. Remain Calm. Walk, DO NOT run. Go to the nearest assembly areas after you leave the building. DO NOT re-enter the building until permission is given by the Fire Services Department Officer or a senior staff member. 25