Electrical, Gas or Water Service Failure
Dial 705-748-1333 (Peterborough) or 905-435-5111 (Oshawa) for Campus Security. During working hours at the Peterborough campuses, you can call Fixit at 705-748-1366.
Certain essential University services, such as emergency lighting, some telephones, and the fire alarm systems will continue to function during a power failure, but lighting will be minimal and is designed only for providing illuminated exits for about 20 minutes.
Evacuation may be required if there is insufficient natural light to safely move about.
Campus Security will provide direction and post notices. Monitor the web and media outlets for instructions.
Gas leaks (a strong, rotten-egg like smell) should be reported immediately to Campus Security at 705-748-1333 (Peterborough) or 905-435-5111 (Oshawa).
When natural gas supplies fail, many devices that were lit and operating before the failure may still have a gas flow. This could cause an explosive atmosphere. Physical Resources will be contacted by Campus Security to ensure all necessary valves are shut off.
In many cases, the loss of gas services will mean a loss of heat and hot water. Notices will be posted in the event of localized short-term interruptions. Monitor the web and media outlets in the event of larger or long-term interruptions.
It is the responsibility of the department head or supervisor of areas requiring the use of gas-fired appliances to develop procedures and assign authority to specific staff members to supervise the operation of all gas-fired appliances.
Large Leaks (e.g. broken pipe) should be reported immediately to Campus Security 705- 748-1333 (Peterborough) or 905-435-5111 (Oshawa).
In Peterborough during working hours smaller leaks should be reported to fix-it at 705-748-1366.
Water supply failure can cause minor inconveniences such as inoperable sinks and washrooms, service interruptions due to the loss of water cooled equipment and control rooms and life safety concerns such as the loss of water needed for fire protection systems.
Notices will be posted in the event of localized, short-term interruptions. Monitor the web and media outlets for instructions in the event of larger, or long-term interruptions.