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Emergency Preparedness Week – May 5-11

The week of May 5-11 is Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada and it is a good time to remind ourselves of the emergency preparedness and response information that is available here at Queen’s University.

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR AN EMERGENCY ON CAMPUS?

At Queen's, there are many people who work to ensure a safe, healthy environment for students, staff, faculty and visitors. The Emergency Response Procedures can be viewed on the Campus Security and Emergency Services website. Consider bookmarking the page for easy access or printing a copy for your desk or workplace.

Queen’s also has an Emergency Management Plan to ensure that the university is prepared in the event of a broad range of emergencies. We are currently in the midst of reviewing this plan to ensure that, in the event of an emergency,  we continue to provide the most appropriate response to the campus community.

Emergency Preparedness Week is also a good time to remind yourself how the university's emergency notification system works and what it sounds like if it is activated.

Queen’s Environmental Health and Safety has information on their emergency procedures and plans page on the following topics:

  • Procedures for reporting incidents and accidents
  • Guidance for the preparation of individualized workplace emergency response plans for employees who have a disability that requires accommodation
  • A template to create lab specific emergency response procedures
  • Out of country emergencies

Periodically this week, Campus Security and Emergency Services will be sending out information to help prepare the community for certain situations. There will be supplementary posts on the Campus Security and Emergency Services social media accounts, including Facebook , Instagram and Twitter pages.

TUESDAY, MAY 7:  Campus Security and Emergency Services will be testing the Push Notifications through the SeQure app.  Push Notifications would be used in the event of an emergency on campus. If you have the SeQure app, please ensure that you have Push Notifications enabled and that the app is updated.

If you do not have our SeQure app, please click on the following links to download it on iOS, Android, or BlackBerry.