Hugh Baird College

Security & Safety

Why we have lanyards and identity cards

The College operates a lanyard and identity card system. As well as for security reasons, it enables you to use the College facilities such as cashless food purchases, your free student breakfast and use of the printing facilities. You must wear your lanyard and ID badge at all times, with the photograph showing, whilst on College premises. Access to and use of College facilities is dependent on you having your ID badge. You will be challenged if you’re not wearing it.

Lost, stolen or forgotten I.D. Cards:
The College has a strict policy in place regarding replacement of student I.D. cards. If you lose your I.D. card, or forget to bring it to College, you must report to the main reception in Balliol Building to request a replacement.

Please note: You will be given a replacement card at your first request and must return your forgotten card (or lost card if you find it again) as soon as possible. IF YOU NEED A REPLACEMENT I.D CARD FOR A SECOND TIME, ACTION WILL BE TAKEN UNDER THE STUDENT DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE.

Personal Security and Safety

  • Lost Property/Personal Belongings – you are responsible for the security of your own personal belongings. If you lose something, ask at reception and complete an Incident Form. If you find any items of value, hand them to your Study Programme Coordinator or in to Reception. The College is not liable for the theft of students’ possessions. Students are responsible for the protection of their own valuables at all times.
  • Suspicious Packages – if you see any suspicious packages or circumstances inform the nearest member of staff.
  • Personal Protective Equipment – you are to wear personal protective equipment correctly as directed by your Lecturer, Assessor or Study Programme Coordinator.
  • Working with Equipment or Machinery –do not use machines which you have not been trained and authorised to use.
  • First Aid – if you need First Aid treatment, speak to your Study Programme Coordinator or a member of staff. Alternatively, please contact Reception who have access to the names of all qualified first aiders on site.
  • Reporting Accidents – please report any accident or incident immediately to your Study Programme Coordinator or a member of staff.

Emergency Procedures

Please check the emergency procedures for your study area; if you need any help, please ask any member of staff. If you discover a fire:

  • Do not attempt to tackle the fire
  • Evacuate the building and report to the nearest assembly point

When you hear the alarm:

  • Leave the building immediately by the nearest emergency exit
  • Do not use any lifts, do not stop to collect personal belongings
  • If possible, close all doors and windows when leaving
  • Report to the nearest Fire Assembly point and wait for further instructions
  • Do no re-enter the building until you hear that the ALL CLEAR has been declared

NB: Students with mobility restrictions must ensure they have their personal evacuation plan developed for them. Please ask your Personal Tutor for help in obtaining this

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