PG Resident Handbook 2023-24

Security and Safety Security and Safety 27 26 Typhoon or 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. All normal activities on campus will stop. Pay particular attention to the provision of catering service on campus as the services may not be 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. For the most updated information on class/examination arrangements, please refer to the homepage of the Academic Registry (ARO): (General Enquiry: 2623-111) In Case of Fire On Hearing the Fire Alarm: • Leave the building immediately by following the evacuation procedures. On Discovering a Fire: • Activate the alarm by breaking the nearest break-glass point (if the alarm has not yet been activated) and alert people nearby by shouting “FIRE”. • Call the Security Control Centre emergency number 2358 8999 (on direct line) and/ or 8999 (on PABX line). State clearly the location of the fire. • DO NOT put yourself at risk. You may attempt to extinguish the fire by using suitable fire fighting equipment nearby ONLY IF you have learnt how to use the equipment and when the situation is SAFE for you to do so. • If the fire gets out of control, close the door and leave the area by following the evacuation procedures. 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. Fire Safety Regular fire drills are conducted to familiarize residents with proper fire evacuation procedures. For your own 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. • 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. For more information regarding fire safety, please refer to the Fire Services Department: eng/index.html WEATHER WARNINGS IN HONG KONG Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) is the alerting authority in Hong Kong to issue the following weather warnings: