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Emergencies and first aid

What should you do in case of an emergency or an accident?


In the event of an emergency, such as a fire, serious flooding, etc., call the UvA's emergency number +31 (0)20 525 2222. This number can be reached at all times. 

What should you do during an evacuation?

If you hear the evacuation alarm (a slow whoop) then it is important to follow these instructions:

  • Stay calm, gather your belongings and leave the building.
  • Take the shortest evacuation route from your study location. Make sure to get to know this route (it is usually different from the route you take to the main entrance!).
  • After leaving the building, proceed immediately to the assembly area. The company emergency response officers can show you the way.
  • During an emergency evacuation, always follow the instructions of the company emergency response officers.

First aid

First aid is provided by company emergency response officers (BHV). These are employees who have undergone training to learn what they should do in the event of an emergency, such as when someone becomes ill or has an accident.

The porter of the building is the contact person for summoning the BHV team. The porters themselves have all done a BHV training course. If something happens, call the porter or the UvA emergency number +31 (0)20 525 2222.

Published by  University of Amsterdam

13 February 2018