Risk and Safety

Hazardous spill or gas leak

24/7 Emergency Contacts

Call 911 in emergencies | (9-911 from a UFV phone)

First aid: 1-855-282-7770  (local 7770) | Security: 1-855-239-7654 (local 7654)

If there is a gas leak

Prevent an explosion

  • Do not pull fire alarm as this can cause an explosion.
  • Do not call 911 from inside the building; this can cause an explosion.
  • If time permits, shut down equipment.

Evacuate

  • Stay calm and evacuate in a quick and orderly manner.
  • Close doors on your way out, but only do so if it is safe.
  • Upon exiting the building, proceed directly to the designated Evacuation assembly area and wait for further instructions.

Abbotsford assembly areas

Chilliwack assembly areas

Call for help

  • Inform supervisor or department head.
  • Do not re-enter the building until the Fire Department gives permission to do so.

 

If there is a chemical, biohazard, or radiation spill

Any uncontrolled release of hazardous materials is considered a spill and these procedures must be followed.

Safeguard the spill area

  • Evacuate immediate area.
  • If able, shut down equipment.
  • Isolate area and notify others in the area to prevent re-entry.

Evacuate the building

  • Stay calm and evacuate in a quick and orderly manner.
  • Close doors on your way out, but only do so if it is safe.
  • Upon exiting the building, proceed directly to an area that is at a safe distance outside the main entrance of the building and wait for personnel.

Call for help

  • Call 911
    • State your name.
    • Give the address where the spill is and the nearest intersection
    • Provide information about the spill
  • Inform supervisor or department head
  • Do not re-enter the building until the Fire Department gives permission to do so.

 

In-depth spill response guidelines

A detailed set of procedures for preventing and responding to hazardous spills or leaks, intended for those involved in laboratory research.

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