Emergency situations

Last changed: 10 January 2022


1. Get an overview over the situation

2. Call 112

3. Inform about the crisis

- Contact your immediate – or other – responsible superior and inform them about what has happened. The Head of Department/responsible manager assesses what measures need to be taken and contacts the crisis team or SLU’s management. 

-Contact SLU's communication department for help with spreading information (if neccessary).

- Contact your colleagues and students

*For students

Notify the crisis centre of SLUSS (see the telephone number on the “Crisis card”) about what has happened. SLUSS assesses what measures need to be taken.

4. If the accident is concerning the environment

- Contact our central environmental department. 

Fire and evacuation

If you see a fire, remember the following:

  • WARN others that a fire or other emergency has occurred.
  • RESCUE all those in immediate danger, without taking any unnecessary risks yourself, and evacuate the premises.
  • ALERT the fire service, ambulance and police by making an SOS call to 112.
  • EXTINGUISH the fire if you think you can do so without taking any unnecessary risks.
  • TRAP the fire. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES leave any doors open!!
  • NEVER ever use a lift in the event of a fire. Take the stairs!


Evacuation routes can be found at the emergency points located around the building. Look around to make sure you know where your nearest emergency exit is located.


Once you have left the building, find your nearest assembly point. There is one just north of the main entrance to the VHC and one outside the Animal Hospital small animal reception.

First aid and heart defribrillators

First aid:

The VHC has over 70 emergency points attached to the walls. All emergency points have a fire extinguisher and a fire blanket, while over 40 of them also have First Aid equipment. A map showing evacuation routes can also be found at each point.


Defibrillators are located in the reception area at the main entrance to building 5 and at the Animal Hospital’s receptions, one at the small animal clinic and one at the horse clinic.

There is also a defibrillator in the lunch room at the top of building 5 and one at  the goods reception in the northern section of the entrance level, building 4. There is also one outside the dressing rooms outside Patologen.

If there is an emergency and someone’s heart stops, defibrillator should be used in combination with the “mouth-to-mouth” method until the emergency service arrive.  The defibrillator will help you through the process step-by-step in the event of an emergency.


Look around the area you spend most of your time in so that you are prepared should the need arise!