Power Outage during daylight hours:
- The College will remain open and all business and instructional operations will continue to the maximum extent possible.
- Should safety considerations prevent work from continuing, Deans/Directors/Department Heads may reassign employees outside the work area. Employees should maintain contact with supervisors for updates regarding the status of the power outage and operational requirements. Supervisors should indicate to employees how contact is to be maintained.
- Faculty, staff and students should take advantage of natural lighting, moving calmly to offices, hallways and classrooms with windows.
- Faculty should remind students of the need to exercise caution and avoid panic during a power failure.
- If in an area where natural lighting is sufficient, stay at the location and wait for instructions.
- Listen for further instructions if a building evacuation becomes necessary.
- Police Officers or Building and Grounds employees will be available to provide assistance and current information. (When it is available).
Power Outages during nighttime hours:
- Personnel should remain on campus in the event power is quickly restored. If power has not been restored within a reasonable time frame, instructions will stop and business offices will close for the remainder of the evening. This information shall come from the administration.
- Faculty should remind students to exercise caution and avoid panic during a power failure.
- Faculty, staff and students remaining on campus should promote personal safety by staying in groups of three or more.
- Police Officers or Building and Grounds employees will be available to provide assistance and current information.
In case of a major, campus-wide outage:
- Remain calm.
- Follow direction from Police or Building and Grounds employees for immediate action.
- Laboratory personnel should secure all experiments and unplug electrical equipment before evacuating.
- All chemicals should be stored in their original locations.
- Provide natural ventilation by opening all windows and doors.
- If this is not possible or natural ventilations is inadequate, evacuate the laboratory until power is returned.
- Do not use candles or other types of flame for lighting.
- Unplug all electrical including computers and turn off light switches.
- Do not use elevators.
- Emergency lighting for exit pathways will function for up to 15 - 90 minutes following a power outage.
- In areas with poor natural light, evacuate promptly.