Death or injury on University premises
Follow this procedure if you find someone who is showing no signs of life or appears to be seriously injured on the University campus, its immediate vicinity or in off-campus University accommodation.
Step 1: Contact the emergency services
Immediately contact the emergency services by dialling 999. Request an ambulance when prompted.
Step 2: Contact Security
If you are able, ask a second person to contact Security Services straight away using extension 666 or 01225 383999 and state ‘this is an emergency’, Security will ask for your name and location. This is so they can direct the emergency services, attend the scene of the incident and coordinate the University response.
Step 3: Secure the area
Remain at the scene. Do not remove anything until the emergency services arrive.
Security are trained in First Aid and will provide all necessary support until the arrival of the Emergency services. Alternatively administer first aid if you are able to and trained.
Step 4: Do not contact friends or family
If there is a sudden death or serious injury, the police must make contact with the family first.
After this initial contact, the Director of Student Support and Safeguarding will then contact the family. The Head of Department will coordinate other actions, like communication with fellow students.
Security Services will:
- notify and liaise with the emergency services
- notify the Medical Centre
- notify the Head of Security Services or the Security Manager
The police and ambulance service will:
- attend the scene of the incident
- contact the coroner, if appropriate
- notify the next of kin/family
Death or injury not on University premises
If you hear of the death or serious injury of a student, including outside the UK, contact Security Services on extension 666 or 01225 383999.