Good housekeeping and sensible fire precautions will reduce the possibility of a fire occurring. Poor housekeeping, carelessness and neglect will not only make the outbreak of a fire more likely but also allow it to spread more rapidly.
Common causes of fire include:
- Electrical equipment left switched on when not in use
- Careless disposal of cigarettes and matches
- Accumulation of rubbish, paper or other materials that can easily catch fire
- Inadequate supervision of cooking activities
- Misuse of portable heaters
- Leaving candles and incense sticks burning- Candles/incense are not allowed in any AES property
They are there for your own safety, and you should be familiar with their location. Should a fire occur in your apartment, please follow the instructions below:
Dial 999 and ask for the appropriate emergency service – fire, police or ambulance
Alert as many people as possible and evacuate the premises immediately, closing doors and windows on the way out. Do not stop to collect any personal items or possessions. Do not put yourself in any danger
If you have access to a fire extinguisher and the fire is localised, you may use it to put out the fire. Please first check the extinguisher to ensure that it is appropriate for use. If the fire is beyond your control, do not attempt to put it out. Instead, leave by the nearest exit
The fire brigade needs to be alerted in all cases, even if you have dealt with the fire effectively
Once you have left the building, assemble outside at a safe distance and wait for the fire brigade to give the all-clear before returning to your apartment
If it is possible, call AES once you have left the building so that we can send someone to assist you
In no circumstances should you leave the scene of an emergency. You may have vital information that could prove useful to the emergency services.
Students are required to take out all other rubbish to designated areas
Your responsibilities in preparing for the cleaners include:
If relevant, stripping your beds of all dirty white linen, such as pillowcases and sheets. These should be placed in the bathtub on cleaning day. Laundering your duvet cover is your own responsibility
Clearing your bed of any valuable or sentimental items. Linen removed for cleaning will be gone for good, as we use an outside linen contractor that services tens of thousands of sheets daily, making it difficult to retrieve lost items (for which AES cannot take responsibility). If you use your own linen, please keep it in a drawer or cupboard, to avoid it being mistakenly sent to the contractor.
Please note: the cleaners at Conway Hall, will not enter your bedroom.
Clearing all surfaces and removing any obstructions, such as bottles of shampoo in the shower/bath
Making your apartment presentable for the cleaners to service