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UCL Easter closure

21 March 2013

UCL will be closed for Easter from 5.

Quad 30pm. on Wednesday 27 March 2013 to 8am on Wednesday 3 April 2013.

The following procedures apply to the UCL's main Bloomsbury site defined as all buildings except those of the post graduate medical institutes, the Hampstead and Archway sites, and sites away from Central London.

Before leaving on Wednesday 27 March, Laboratory Superintendents and others where appropriate, unless otherwise instructed by the Head of Department should ensure that:

  • All Lights and heaters are switched off in their department.
  • All gas and water taps are turned off and that hoses connecting apparatus to water taps are securely wired both to the water supply and to the apparatus.
  • The Security Office has received by 12 noon on Monday 25th March a copy of a list of places, such as laboratories with constant operating equipment, where there is a possible danger from flooding or fire.
  • The Security Office has received by 12 noon on Monday 25th March written details of persons who can be contacted in cases of emergency (Other than those already on the Control room database)

Heads of Departments are asked to bring the contents of this message to the attention of members of their department and to remind them of the need to take care when working during periods of closure and that any procedures which have been assessed as having a significant level of risk should not be carried out by persons working alone.

Finally, we would like to stress the importance for individuals to maintain internal security within their departments. Any incident which appears suspicious should be reported to the Security Control Room on the UCL Emergency Number - 222.

Thank you in anticipation for your help and co-operation in implementing these arrangements. Happy Easter.

UCL Security