Campus Security and Emergency Services

Campus Security and Emergency Services

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Safety Tips

This section provides some general safety tips, and additional tips that will help you to:

General Safety Tips

  • Remain Alert, both on Queen's property or off campus.
  • Trust your intuition and act on it. If you feel uncomfortable, there is a reason for it. Make your feelings known.
  • Familiarize yourself with your surroundings, especially phone locations, designated emergency exits, and other possible avenues for help.
  • Make your concerns about campus safety known: to students, to professors, to your colleagues, to the administration, and to Queen's Campus Security and Emergency Services (613-533-6733).

Power Interruptions

Suggestions for scheduled power outages, rolling blackouts or storm warnings that may interrupt power on campus

  • Reduce unnecessary electrical consumption where possible.
  • Review contingency plans in the event of a power blackout. 
    • Ensure any emergency contact lists for your department or area have current information including up to date names and telephone numbers.
  • Ensure battery and emergency power back-ups are maintained and in proper working condition.
    • Intrusion alarm systems with batteries over three years old should be replaced.
    • Contact your alarm installer to arrange this.
    • Consider replacing the existing battery with a higher amp/hour rating to ensure effective operation of the alarm system for an extended period.
  • In event of power outage, turn off equipment which might be damaged when power is restored.
    • Always ensure all appliances have been turned off before leaving for the day (i.e. coffee makers, kettles, stoves, etc).
  • Make note of the university's emergency status hot line number at 613-533-3333.
    • This number will be used to communicate important information on the status of the university during or immediately following a power outage or other emergency condition.
  • Consider what emergency supplies you need to have at home: i.e. flashlight, battery operated radio, spare batteries, additional water, food, etc.

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