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Public and non-public areas

The university is divided into public areas to which there is access 24/7 and non-public areas, to which access without a staff card or a code is restricted to the period 07.00-17.00.

  • Public areas cover those spaces where students, guests and staff have access throughout the day. Public areas are characterised by not having permanent staff attached to them, which means that it is only possible to provide information about emergency management planning. It is not possible to instruct as in non-public areas.
  • These areas are provided with ’Safety points’, which are placed in key positions. Safety information will be displayed in auditoriums and in teaching and conference rooms.
  • Emergency management planning information is also incorporated into all campus site maps.
  • In order to ensure that emergency management planning in public areas promotes safety, all information materials have a uniform appearance regardless of campus.
  • Technical Services, SDU, are responsible for setting up, running and maintaining materials in public areas.
  • Non-public areas cover those areas in which faculties, institutes and departments are located and where there is limited access for students and guests.
  • Due to the restricted access to these areas and their permanently attached staff, it is possible to build an emergency culture that promotes safety by informing staff about local risks and instructing them in how to handle situations involving risk. This is communicated using the local emergency management plan.
  • Individual units in non-public areas are responsible for their local emergency management plan. Local emergency management plans are accessible via the unit’s website on
  • Units are responsible for ensuring that their staff conduct an annual evacuation exercise.

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Last Updated 13.12.2016