General Emergency Evacuation Plan – Observatory

The purpose of a General 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: The Observatory, consists of 3 main floors and a mezzanine. There are 3 main fire exits from the building on the ground floor, one of which is always in operation (on the North side), one when the kitchen is occupied and one when the dining room is in use (both of these are on the South side). The building has one main cantilever staircase internally spiraling up to the top floor. 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 floorplans below) and report to the assigned assembly point for the building which is on the grass by the weather station. Other recommendations: There are no accessible access/egress by wheelchair users unless this has been prior arranged. Visitors to Green Templeton College should familiarise themselves with the floor layout of the building they are in. Floor plans and evacuation equipment locations have been provided with this document

Refuge areas

  • There are no refuge areas for the rooms within this building. The rooms will be swept and staff will stay with any guest who cannot egress and will call for assistance.

Ground Floor Observatory (Dining room)

  Observatory Ground Floor Diagram (dining Room)

First Floor Observatory  (Common room)

Observatory First Floor Diagram (common Room)
Second Floor Observatory (Tower)

Observatory 2nd Floor Diagram (tower)

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 Sign

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 Sign