Safety and Security - Staff Handbook

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Accidents and Emergency Reporting

Building Access

Daytime Security Procedure

Earthquake

Equipment Inventory & Theft

Fire Drills

Campus Emergency and Crisis Management Plan

Night Patrol

Parking

Accidents and Emergency Reporting

Safety and Security is open 24 hours daily. All accidents occurring on campus should be reported immediately to the Safety and Security Office, (206) 281-2922. Accident reports must be filed to ensure insurance protection for the individual and the University. Suspicious activities should be reported to help reduce crime on campus.

Building Access

Keys

Keys to offices and buildings necessary for employee access are issued by the Safety and Security Office. Registration of all keys is necessary to maintain building and office security. A refundable deposit may be required and authorization for issuing keys must be given by the department/school director. On their final day on campus, terminating employees are required to return all keys to the Security Office.

Alarm Codes

If an office is equipped with an alarm, alarm access codes will be issued by the Safety and Security Office. Codes must be kept confidential.

After Hours Authorization

For individuals without keys, use of facilities after hours must be authorized by the appropriate departmental administrator. A written memo stating such and signed by the administrator must be sent to the Safety and Security Office in advance. Access authorization is determined by organizational structure.

Daytime Security Procedure

During regular office hours, building security is maintained by the careful use of facilities by the faculty and staff. Offices and rooms where equipment or supplies are stored should be kept locked when not occupied. Should a security emergency occur, the Safety and Security Office or the campus switchboard should be notified immediately.

Earthquake

In case of earth tremors, it is generally considered safest to remain in the building. It is best to get under desks or stand in doorways, away from windows. Exit from the area only after danger of falling debris seems to have passed.

Equipment Inventory and Theft

An inventory of all University equipment is filed regularly with the Controller's Office. When items are relocated or replaced, the Controller's Office should be notified. Also, theft or loss of equipment should be reported immediately.

Fire Drills

Fire drills are conducted periodically by the Seattle Fire Department in cooperation with the Safety and Security Office. The bell signal for a fire drill is a series of short rings.

When time permits, general instructions are to: (1) turn off the lights and other electrical equipment, (2) close the windows and doors, and (3) exit by the nearest stairwell and door. Walk; do not run. In offices and secure areas which are vacated, doors should be locked. When the "all clear" signal is sounded (several long rings), return to classes or offices and resume operations.

Night Patrol

The University employs security personnel who check the campus facilities throughout the night. Personnel who are in the buildings after the time the Security officers lock a building must assume responsibility for checking exits as they leave the building to be sure they are secure.

Parking

Auto Owner's Registration

Parking of automobiles on campus lots is by permit only. Registration of employee automobiles and assignment to available spaces is done through the Security Office. Failure to comply with vehicle registration and parking regulations may result in fines and impounding of automobiles. Please refer to the "Vehicle and Parking Regulation" booklet (available in the Security Office) for parking policies, or on the Safety and Security website.

Motorcycle and Bicycle Parking

Motorcycle and bicycle parking is authorized in designated areas only. No motorcycles or bicycles may be parked inside campus buildings, due to fire and safety regulations. Consult with the Safety and Security Office for the location of designated areas.