General Emergency Evacuation Plan – Walton Building

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: Walton Building is over 3 floors, the basement (with the lecture theatre), the ground floor (with the library) and the first floor (student accommodation) There are 2 fire exits available from either end of this building on the ground floor, and 3 staircases, one at each end from the basement to the ground floor and also a single staircase leading to the 1st floor; all staircases lead to the outside of the building and may be used in the event of a fire.
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 the McAlpine Quad.
Other recommendations: 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 2 specific refuge areas on either side the lecture theatre in the basement at the bottom of the stairs. Both refuge areas have a communication button which connects directly to the lodge. If unable to egress any areas, a member of staff sweeping the building will stay with the guest and call for assistance.


Basement Floor Walton Building (including Lecture Theatre)

Basement Floor Walton Building Diagram (including Lecture Theatre)
Ground Floor Walton Building (including Library)

Ground Floor Walton Building Diagream (including Library)

First Floor Walton Building (Student Accommodation)


First Floor Walton Building Diagram (student Accommodation)


Emergency Exits, Refuge And Assembley Points


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