Södertörn University has converted to distance education – no teaching on university premises from Wednesday 18 March

The Swedish Government's recommendation is that all higher education institutions move to distance education from 18 March. Södertörn University has followed this recommendation and there is no teaching on university premises. Students are asked to stay updated about their course or programme via SH-StudyWeb. Staff and students can access the university premises with their keycards and both Infocenter and the library are open.

Updated:

2020-03-25

11:04

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Fire and evacuation

Always call 112 if there is an emergency.

Alarms

The university has a talking alarm system (in Swedish and English) that instructs people to leave the building immediately. Please note that this talking alarm system does not cover the entire building, only areas with public access. Some areas have loud alarms instead. Areas where the alarm is not audible have flashing red lights.

Push-buttons to start the fire alarm may be used in an emergency (if the alarm has not started automatically). Push-buttons are in red boxes next to exit doors, in stairwells and beside lifts.

Remember:

  • Use a hand-held fire extinguisher if the fire has just started.
  • Alert and help colleagues and visitors.
  • Evacuation routes are clearly marked and illuminated.
  • Go to the assembly point.
  • Wait for information from security guards and university staff, or from the emergency services.

Fire compartments

The university buildings are divided into fire compartments to prevent fire and smoke spreading. Each fire compartment is surrounded by fire-rated doors and walls, which is why doors may never be wedged open. Fire doors keep smoke and heat in – smoke vents release gases.

When the evacuation and/or fire alarm starts, lifts automatically go to a protected level, then the doors open and remain in a locked position.

Automatic sprinklers

Sprinklers are installed in all buildings apart from the F Building and Primus. However, the students’ union premises in the F Building do have sprinklers. Sprinklers start locally in case of fire/heat and are directly linked to the fire alarm (alarm to the emergency services) and to the evacuation alarm (which sounds in the building/area/fire compartment).