General Emergency Evacuation Plan – Norham Gardens

The purpose of a Generic Emergency Evacuation Plan (GEEP) is to enable visitors to the building with restricted mobility or those who may not be able to evacuate unaided to become familiar with the layout, evacuation procedures, available equipment and communication devices. If you feel that this document does not provide you with sufficient information or that you require further assistance, please contact the college on 01865 274770

The Building: 13 St Norham Gardens is located off the main site, and is a 3-story property with offices and student accommodation. There are 2 main fire exits available from the front of this building, however there are also an additional 2 when the Seminar and Reuters meeting room are in use. There are 2 staircases, one for the accommodation and one for the offices all leading to the ground floor and the outside of the building and may be used in the event of a fire.  The building is used for student accommodation comprising of 3 rooms.

It is not recommended that persons with significant mobility constraints should use the building without a Personal Emergency Egress Plan (PEEP) being put in place.

Action required on hearing the Fire Alarm: If able, you should leave the building immediately by the nearest fire exit (see attached floorplans) and report to the assigned assembly point which is the car park at the front  directly outside the front of the building.  In the event of an emergency staff/security services will be sweep the building and will stay with any guest who cannot egress and will call for assistance.

Other recommendations: The fire escapes are not accessible by a wheelchair.  Visitors to this Green Templeton College accommodation should familiarise themselves with the floor layout of the building they are in. Floor plans have been provided with this document


Refuge areas

  • There are no refuge areas for 13 Norham Gardens. If unable to egress, a member of staff or Security Services sweeping the building will stay with the guest and call for assistance.

Ground Floor 13  Norham Gardens

13 Norham Gardens Ground Floor Plans


First Floor 13  Norham Gardens

13 Norham Gardens First Floor

Second Floor 13 Norham Gardens

13 Norham Gardens Second Floor Plans

Key For Emergency Exits And Assembly Point

Fire action notices are in every area within the college and stipulate the action in the event of discovering a fire or in the event of the fire alarm sounding in the building. Please familiarise yourself with the instructions on this notice and comply in the event of a fire or the fire alarm. In the event of a fire please call 999

Fire Action Sign

Fire doors are designed to protect escape routes within buildings and limit the growth of a fire. Any door labelled with one of the above signs will resist a fire for a minimum of 30 minutes. Please ensure that you do not prevent any door with this label from shutting and if you find a door that does not shut then please report it to a member of staff.

Fire Door Notice

The fire alarm systems in this building rely on smoke and heat detectors. In addition to these there is the additional measure of Fire alarm call points which will trigger the fire alarm system within a building. If you see a fire, ensure your own safety first and if possible activate a call point by pushing the plastic window.

Fire Alarm Notice