1.1 You must read, understand and follow the Fire Instructions (a Fire Action Notice will be displayed in your room). Tampering with fire safety equipment, warning systems (i.e. fire extinguisher, fire blanket, fire hoses and reels, heat and smoke detection equipment, door closers, fire doors, notices etc.) or maliciously setting off the alarms is a criminal offence. If necessary, the College will refer such matters to the Police. In any event, those identified can expect to be requested to leave Hall. Under fire-safety rules students are also not permitted to burn candles, incense or otherwise expose naked flame within halls
1.2 You are required to ensure that you keep your room in a condition that does not cause an unnecessary risk to yourselves or others. Room inspections will be undertaken by Accommodation Services staff to ensure the areas are not unsafe.
1.3 Smoking is not permitted in any study bedroom or communal area such as kitchens, corridors, common rooms etc in Halls of Residence. Shisha pipes are not permitted to be smoked anywhere in halls. Disciplinary action will be enforced if any student or their guest breach this regulation. Students should ensure they are at least 5 metres away from buildings when smoking outside and that cigarettes are disposed of responsibly.
1.4 Safety regulations apply to the use of electrical appliances. Please try to limit the wattage of electrical equipment to less than 500 watts in the sockets in your room; too many large wattage items will overload your circuits and trip the safety breaker. The corridor sockets must never be used for personal items and the following appliances may not be used in study/bedrooms at any time: microwave ovens, kettles, toasters, toasted sandwich makers, rice cookers, radiant rings or any other cooking equipment, refrigerators, tumble driers or electric heaters. We encourage all students to have their electrical equipment PAT tested prior to moving into halls to ensure safety.