Student and staff wellbeing is important for us at Metropolia. We want to offer our students and staff a safe and pleasant environment to study and work in. We engage in comprehensive and preventive safety work to reach this target. We all play a key role in this work, as safety is a matter that concerns us all.
The President is ultimately in charge of safety issues, assisted by the safety management and a group of safety officers. We all have a duty to help maintain safety, report of any dangers, threats and accidents and to do our best to limit damage and rescue anyone who may be in danger.
For the purpose of general safety, all Metropolia students and members of staff should know their immediate tasks in an accident situation.
In addition to the guidelines on how to act in case of an accident, Metropolia’s campuses follow the procedural guidelines concerning safety at each property, taking into account each campus’s specialisation field.
This page contains a condensed compilation of basic instructions to be used in potential accident and danger situations.
Inform others always of any situation that may be dangerous. You can also do this online at hd.metropolia.fi.
If you detect a dangerous situation that threatens people’s lives, health or property or the environment, call the general emergency number 112 and notify the matter immediately to the caretakers of the property in question or other members of Metropolia staff.
If evacuating the building is not possible
MAKE A QUICK ASSESSMENT OF THE SITUATION
BEGIN FIRST AID ON THE PATIENT, CALL THE EMERGENCY NUMBER 112
WHEN MAKING THE EMERGENCY CALL, TELL THE OPERATOR
How to act in a threatening situation
if you meet a threatening person
If you notice anyone acting in a suspicious manner – for example, threatening with violence, being obsessed with violence or weapons or talking about self-destruction – discuss your observations with a member of staff, such as a student psychologist, a curator, health care staff, the persons in charge of safety at your property or the safety manager.
If you receive a verbal or written threat or find out about a threat on the internet, whether it is personal or directed at Metropolia, contact Metropolia’s staff without delay.
When you hear the public alarm siren
An alarm given in special situations and emergencies (major accident, radiation accident).
The alarm is intended to warn the population of imminent danger. It takes the form of a minute-long sound signal composed of an ascending and descending tone or an alert broadcast by the authorities. The ascending and descending tones each last 7 seconds at a time.
The all-clear signal is a minute-long continuous single-pitch sound. It indicates that the threat or danger is over.