The University of Amsterdam (UvA) ensures that first aid facilities are available in all buildings at all times and that company emergency response and first aid officers are properly trained.
In large buildings, there is a first aid kit in the corridor on each floor. In small buildings, first aid kits can be found in places indicated by a green sticker with a white cross. First aid kits are also available at reception desks and service points.
On each floor of every UvA building, a floor plan is posted which indicates the locations of the escape routes, emergency staircases and fire-extinguishing equipment. These floor plans can usually be found near the lifts. For the escape routes, follow the illuminated signs to the emergency exits.
Company emergency response officers are employees who have been trained in what to do in the event of an emergency. They can administer basic first aid, among other things. In busy buildings, qualified first aid providers are also present.
The company emergency response (BHV) team schedules regular drills in UvA buildings to ensure all emergency facilities are in good working order. These drills are also an opportunity for the BHV team to practise the BHV procedures in the workplace so that everyone is well prepared in case of an emergency. Staff and students in the building are sometimes asked to participate in a drill so that the team can practise an actual evacuation. The BHV teams perform several types of drills in the buildings, namely:
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