How to stay safe on campus
- Keep room doors locked at all times when room is unoccupied or when tenants are asleep.
- Do not lend keys or leave keys where they can be stolen.
- Do not leave valuables in a visible location.
- Identify all personal belongings, including clothes.
How to use your McGill ID card in the reader
Dealing with suspicious envelopes or packages
Please follow this protocol to identify and handle suspicious envelopes or packages. This checklist outlines common features of anthrax threat letters.
In case of medical emergency
Protect your hardware, software and data
Valuable property of any type is an attractive target for thieves. Increasingly popular items are computer equipment. Take preventative action to protect these items.
In case of fire
- Refer to the evacuation plans posted in all corridors throughout the Campus.
- Know at all times what area you are located in and what exit you must take as indicated on the evacuation plans.
- Know at all times where the fire hose cabinets and fire extinguishers are located in case anyone is trapped.
Keeping your immediate environment safe
First, consider your environment in general. Your building will be accessible to many individuals after hours. Is your work area in an isolated part of the building or close to an exit?
What do to
Receiving indecent or harassing telephone calls can be both frightening and confusing. What are harassing or obscene phone calls? They are repeated telephone calls, where the caller intends to harass, alarm or annoy the recipient. These types of phone calls are criminal offences.
Safes, deposits and money matters
In many respects, cash is the most attractive item for thieves. Please consider the following recommendations carefully:
Lock-down of doors on off hours
As an additional safety measure, all entry/exit doors except the Macdonald-Stewart and Barton main doors are locked at 19h00, from Monday to Friday.