Emergency Procedures

Campus Protection Services (CPS)

The Campus Protection Services which is our largest Risk and Compliance division is primarily responsible for the safety and security of the entire campus community. CPS is a community-orientated and trust-based campus safety and security department responsible for providing a safe secure living, learning environment at UWC.

Our 24 Hour Emergency Line 021 959 2100  

State your name, extension/mobile number, nature of crisis and location.

Then ask the name of the person who takes the call.


Emergency Preparedness

An emergency is any unplanned event that:

  • threatens employees, visitors and students
  • shuts down the campus
  • causes physical or environmental damage and/or harm

Types of Emergencies

Emergencies may be natural or manmade

Natural Emergencies:

  • Lightning
  • Fires
  • Floods

Manmade emergencies:

  • Fires
  • Explosions
  • Violence on campus
  • Chemical spills
  • Hostage situations
  • Bomb threats
  • Armed Robbery
  • Medical emergency
  • Power outages

Know your life safety equipment

Fire extinguisher       Break Glass Box    First aid box   Emergency exit

Instruction in case of a fire

  • Raise the alarm if a fire is discovered
  • If the building must be evacuated, do not use the lifts, use the stairways
  • Become familiar with fire equipment and know the evacuation procedures and assembly points
  • Keep an eye out for red emergency signs and follow the arrow directions to the exit and proceed to the assembly points
  • Only use fire extinguisher if you have had training

If you are not confident to fight a fire don’t attempt to do so


In the event of a building evacuation

  • You will hear an alert alarm, prepare to evacuate
  • Do not panic! Stay calm…
  • Assess the building for specific signage i.e. Green - Evacuation Red - Fire  
  • Evacuate immediately: leave the building via the nearest emergency escape route and proceed to the assembly area directed by Campus Protection Services staff / emergency controllers
  • Do not use the lifts, use the stairs as the lift may be unsafe
  • Listen to the assigned wardens or officers
  • Brisk walking – NO running to avoid injury or chaos
  • Do not re-enter the building until directed to do so by an authorised person


Re-entry of evacuated buildings

  • Do not return to the building unless instructed to do so by an Authorised person


In case of an emergency on Campus

24/7 Emergency Telephone No: (021) 959 2100