Health and Safety

Fire, Police, Ambulance
911
UBC Hospital – Urgent Care
604 822-7662
UBC First Aid
604 822-4444
UBC Security Services
604 822-2222
Hazardous Materials Response
911
Poison Control
604 682-5050
Non-Emergency Contacts
Vancouver Fire Department (non-emergency)
604 665-6010
R.C.M.P. (UBC campus)
604 224-1322
UBC Health, Safety and Environment
604 822-2029
Trouble Calls – UBC Building Operations
604 822-2173
Safe Walk Program (AMS)
604 822-5355
Student Health Services (UBC campus)
604 822-7011
Student Counselling (UBC campus)
604 822-3811
Risk Management Services (General Inquiries)
Biosafety
Chemical Safety
Environmental Services
Occupational Hygiene
Radiation Safety

604 822-2029
604 822-9527
604 822-2273
604 822-9280
604 822-6098
604 822-7052

SPPH First Aid Contacts
Pippa Rowcliffe
4th Floor (HELP)
604-827-5797

fire

If you discover a fire

  • Pull the nearest fire alarm.
  • Vacate the building
  • Go to the designated SPPH assembly area.

If fire alarm is sounding

  • Vacate the building
  • If one of the SPPH Emergency wardens asks you to leave the building, please do so immediately.
  • Go to the designated SPPH assembly area.

More fire safety Information

What to do if you discover a gas leak

gasleak

  • Immediately call 911.
  • Report it to the SPPH Reception or the nearest SPPH Emergency warden.
  • DO NOT PULL THE FIRE ALARM. This could cause an explosion.
  • Contact the SPPH Health and Safety Committee at: spph.healthandsafety(at)ubc.ca
  • Vacate the building
  • Go to the designated SPPH assembly area.

 

What to do if told to leave

  • If told to leave the building by a SPPH Emergency warden
    • Immediately vacate the building
    • Go to the designated SPPH assembly area.

More gas leak information

What to do if you are indoors

earthquake
During the Shaking

  • DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON.
  • Stay inside. Stay away from windows, shelves and heavy objects which may fall.
  • DROP under heavy furniture such as a table, desk or any solid furniture.
  • COVER your head and torso to prevent being hit by falling objects.
  • HOLD ON to the object that you are under so that you remain covered and face away from the windows. Be prepared to move with the object until the shaking has finished.
  • If you can’t get under something strong, or if you are in a hallway, crouch against an interior wall and protect your head and neck with your arms.

 

After the shaking stops

  • Count to 60, to allow debris to finish falling after the shaking stops.
  • Assess your immediate surroundings for dangers.
  • Proceed with evacuating the building. If earthquake occurs during work hours an SPPH Emergency warden should be there to direct you.
  • Upon exiting the building, proceed directly to the designated open-area assembly point.
  • if you need assistance in evacuating, proceed to the designated Area of Refuge on each floor of the SPPH Building.
  • If an aftershock occurs during evacuation and you are still inside the building, repeat DROP, COVER, AND HOLD procedure before resuming evacuation.

 

What to do if you are outdoors

During the shaking

  • Stay outside.
  • Go to an open area away from buildings. The most dangerous place is near exterior walls.
  • Stay away from lamp posts, trees, overhead power lines and heavy overhead objects that may fall on you.
  • If you are in a crowded area, take cover where you won’t be trampled.

 

After the shaking stops

  • Count to 60, to allow debris to finish falling after the shaking stops.
  • Assess your immediate surroundings for dangers (e.g. fallen wires).
  • Proceed directly to the designated open-area assembly point.

More earthquake information

A lockdown of a building or group of buildings is an emergency procedure intended to secure and protect occupants who are in the proximity of an immediate threat.

lockdownThis procedure is used when it may be more dangerous to evacuate a building than stay inside.

By controlling entry/exit and movement within a facility, emergency personnel are better able to contain and handle any threats. A notification of lockdown may be sent to building occupants by Campus Security, emergency personnel, or from the School Director and/or Senior Administrator. As each building on campus is unique, individuals may receive notification to lockdown through various means.

It is essential for the safety of occupants and emergency responders that individuals comply with instructions provided by emergency personnel at all times.

Upon Alert to Lockdown

If you are in a classroom, room or office, stay there, secure the door and windows and await further instructions or escort from emergency personnel.

  • If the door does not lock, consider barricading the door with tables and chairs.
  • If you are in a corridor go into the closest office not already secured and lock or barricade the door and windows.
  • Close curtains or blinds where possible.
  • Stay away from windows and doors.
  • Stay low and quiet.
  • Cell phones should be put on quiet or vibrate mode. Do not make non-essential calls.
  • During a lockdown, if the fire alarm is activated, remain where you are and await further instructions over a PA or portable loudspeaker.
  • Follow instructions from emergency personnel only.
  • For their own safety, emergency personnel must initially consider all individuals as potential threats. It is important to follow instructions from police at all times to avoid harm and ensure the best possible response.
  • If possible, monitor the UBC website homepage for updates. Media reports may be unreliable.

Actions to Avoid

  • Do NOT open the door once it has been secured until you are officially advised ‘all clear’ or are certain it is emergency response personnel at the door.
  • Do NOT use or hide in washrooms.
  • Do NOT travel down long corridors.
  • Do NOT assemble in large open areas (e.g. lobby)
  • Do NOT call 911 unless you have immediate concern for your safety, the safety of others or feel you have critical information that will assist emergency personnel in the response.

Following the Lockdown

  • Cooperate with emergency personnel to assist in an orderly evacuation.
  • Proceed to the designated SPPH assembly area: across the street – East Mall – in front of Michael Smith Laboratories (2185 East Mall), under the cover, if advised to do so.
  • The police may require individuals to remain available for questioning following a lockdown.
  • SPPH Emergency wardens may be present as you exit the building to provide additional information.

More lockdown information

Chief Emergency Warden: Stefan Mladenovic

SPPH Warden Zones By Floor

Basement
Yellow Zone
Tess Meakin
Floor Warden
Yellow Zone
Megan Wurster
Backup
Orange Zone
Simon Lam
Floor Warden
Orange Zone
Erik Fuhr
Backup

 

First Floor
Blue Zone
Virginia Anthony
Floor Warden
Blue Zone
Taryn Lowther
Backup
Purple Zone
Amanda Versteeg
Floor Warden
Purple Zone
Alex Walls
Backup
Green Zone
Marliese Dawson
Floor Warden
Green Zone
Jenny Li
Backup
Reception
Receptionist
Reception
Reception
Winona Kent
Backup

 

Second Floor
Green Zone
Mieke Koehoorn
Floor Warden
Green Zone
Savanah Knockwood
Backup
Pink Zone
Rosemin Kassam
Floor Warden
Pink Zone
Steve Morgan
Backup
Orange Zone
Joyce Huang
Floor Warden
Orange Zone
Guiping Liu
Backup
Purple Zone
Megan Ahuja
Floor Warden
Purple Zone
Dawn Mooney
Backup
Red Zone
Jim Mintha
Floor Warden
Red Zone
Abigail Torrijos
Backup

 

Third Floor
Yellow Zone
Billy Quirke
Floor Warden
Yellow Zone
Jeremy Alexander
Backup
Green Zone
Karen Bartlett
Floor Warden
Green Zone
Anna Scales
Backup
Purple Zone
Matty Jeronimo
Floor Warden
Purple Zone
Karen Bartlett
Backup
Pink Zone
Michael Brauer
Floor Warden
Pink Zone
Raphael Arku
Backup

 

Fourth Floor
Red Zone
Cathy Chabot
Floor Warden
Red Zone
Michelle Pang
Backup
HELP
Cheryl Rubuliak
Floor Warden
HELP
Nadia Ferguson
Backup
Yellow Zone
Stephen Barker
Floor Warden
Yellow Zone
Karen Lockhart
Backup

Updated: August 2016