Evacuation instructions SOL

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

In case of an evacuation

Make it a habit to always read the evacuation plan when You come to a new building. You find normally the evacuation plans by the staircases.

The SOL building has 35 temporary evacuation points for people with impaired movement or orientation abilities. In case of fire, you can stay up to 30 minutes at these evacuation points, while awaiting assistance. The evacuation points are marked with signs, and on the evacuation plans. Instructions on how to proceed if you need help is available at these locations, but please note that there are no communication facilities. Therefore you must call 112 or the university's emergency number, to call the attention to the emergency services. If you have accompanied someone to an evacuation point or notice that someone is there, inform the rescue leader or a person wearing a reflective vest.



The first and most important step is to save yourself and other people who are in danger. This applies no matter what type of accident has occurred. In the event of fire it is important to remember that the safest evacuation method is to crawl along the floor, as the toxic smoke rises. You must also shut doors behind you. This delays the spread of both the fire itself and the toxic smoke.

Raise the alarm

Step number two is to warn others in the vicinity, so that they can also get to safety.


As soon as everyone is safe you must alert the rescue services by ringing SOS, telephone number 112. Provide information about what has happened as fast as possible.


In the event of fire, once you have done all of the above you can attempt to extinguish the fire yourself. It is most important, however, that you do this in a safe way and make sure that you do not risk your own health. If you can’t put out the fire, shut it in! That delays its spread.

If you are teaching

As a teacher you have a special responsibility to ensure that the students in your group are informed about evacuating the building. If you see fire or smoke, or if you hear the evacuation alarm, you must therefore immediately inform the students in the classroom that they are to evacuate, regardless of what they are doing. It is not permitted to stay in the building to finish a lecture or suchlike.


Wait at the assembly point for information from the fire service, security officer or other person in authority. Please note that the evacuation alarm can also be used in other emergency situations. Report any missing or injured persons immediately. The  assembly point for the building is indicated on the evacuation plans and the site is marked with a sign. Do not re-enter the building until the all-clear has been given, and do not leave the area until we know that the danger is over. Keep track of the people around you. The University's security officers usually act as communication officers in evacuations. Look for people in yellow vests with the words "UNIVERSITY SECURITY" on the back.

The SOL-building assembly point: UB park (Helgonabacken)

Evacuation plans are displayed in the stairwell and in the corridors. Do not escape through smoke-filled premises. Think of helping others and in particular people with functional disabilities.
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