UofL plans and programs are designed to prevent emergencies and to mitigate danger to students, staff and faculty in the event of any type of emergency.
Notification helps save lives.
The UofL Alert notification system uses cell phone text messages, university IP phones, university website, e-mail system and other methods to notify students, staff and faculty of emergencies that could pose an immediate risk to health and safety.
Most of the system is automatic. Cell phone text messaging requires registration.
Plans and Procedures exist at several levels, including each university building.
Copies of building emergency action plans (BEAPs) are available from each building emergency coordinator and from the Department of Environmental Health and Safety. Procedures also are outlined in the Faculty and Staff Emergency Procedure Handbook, also available in flip-chart format from DEHS.
Education helps keep everyone safe.
Quick action is needed to prevent the loss of lives and injuries during an emergency. DEHS has prepared training programs and educational materials to help students, faculty and staff know what they must do before, during and after an emergency, both on campus and at home.