Fire safety in Imperial's student accommodation
All student accommodation offered by Imperial College London has robust fire safety measures in place:
- Residential buildings include automatic fire detection in each room and throughout communal areas. Fire detectors and alarms have backup power supplies and are maintained by specialist engineers. There are also manual alarm buttons present in all buildings - these can be triggered by anyone who may discover an outbreak of fire before it is automatically detected.
- There are staff available 24/7 in each hall who are trained in how to respond in the event of fire alarm activation.
- We conduct fire drills, including while people are asleep, to check that our fire evacuation processes are effective.
- Checks and audits of our buildings are regularly carried out and we work very closely with the local Fire Brigade who inspect our halls.
- All of our halls are signed up to the UUK Student Accommodation Code or the National Code which protect our students rights to a safe, good quality place to live.
More information on College fire safety can be found on the estates webpages
Fire safety videos
Fire safety in North Acton Halls (Woodward Building and Kemp Porter)
Fire Safety video
Our newer halls of residence in North Acton have different fire procedures to our other halls.
Watch this video to find out what you need to do in the event of a fire, evacuation procedures and how to prevent fire in the first place.
Important note: Paragon halls do not have call points, and the intercom is one-way only. You will need to use your mobile phone to contact reception/fire brigade.
Fire safety in Imperial halls of residence - excluding North Acton
This video shows what you should do in the event of a fire in one of our halls - with the exception of Woodward Buildings and Kemp Porter. Residents of these halls should watch the video in the drop-down above.