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									E&FMS Security Department
University Security Manager

                        Security and Safety
                              Advice and Guidance
   The Home office has reported that students own more expensive consumer
   goods per head than the rest of the population. The Home office has also
   mentioned that it is believed that between 1 in 3 students may become a victim
   of a crime each year and in general young people (16 – 24 years) are more

   We do not want you to be a victim of crime and by raising your awareness and
   following these simple guidelines we can make sure that you enjoy living and
   studying in London safely.

   For further safety advice or to obtain further information regarding crime
   statistics please visit the website below or make contact with a member of the
   University Estates & Facilities Management Services security team .

Middlesex University Security Team

For further advice contact:

            • Paul Manning, University Security Manager

            • Nick Wise, University Deputy Security Manager

            • Enda Brennan, Security Operations Manager

            • Jamie Steed, Security Systems Supervisor
Topics Covered
 •   Top safety tips
 •   Electrical and Fire Safety
 •   Fire safety (Campus, halls, private residence)
 •   Robbery and Theft
 •   Burglary
 •   Withdrawing Cash
 •   Out at Night
 •   Drink Spiking
 •   Public Transport
 •   Cabs
 •   Disease and Illness
 •   Illegal drugs
 •   Vigilance
 •   Road Safety
 •   Emergencies
 •   Support contact numbers
 •   Useful contact numbers
 •   Middlesex University security Contacts
Top Safety Tips
1. Many burglaries happen when a door or window has been left open (it takes a
   second) – whether in an office, halls or house/flat lock up!
2. In a hall of residence, be careful who you let in or who follows you into the building -
   lock your bedroom door even if you are only going down the corridor
3. Robbers are after an easy target - walk in groups at night, travel by taxi or stay over
   with friends, your safety is worth more than the cab fare home!
4. If possible, use cash-machines during the day - put your card and cash away and be
   vigilant - never write down or disclose your PIN number
5. Keep cards and chequebooks separate - note down your card details so you can
   cancel them quickly
6. Always lock your car and put valuables out of sight - never leave the keys in the
   ignition even when paying for petrol
7. After a night out, arrange to go home with friends, or licensed mini cab or taxi
8. To prevent spiking, never leave drinks unattended
9. Be vigilant when using your mobile phone - if your phone is stolen, call your network
   or 08701 123 123 to immobilise it
10.Protect yourself with insurance - keep lists of the make, model and serial numbers of
   your electronic items to help police track them down if they are stolen
11.Students mark your property with the initials of Middlesex University and your
   student ID number (e.g.. MU 000777777) this makes it harder for a burglar to sell
   stolen goods and can help the police to return items to you. Staff should mark items
   with their initials and post code
    Electrical & Fire safety in Rooms
Dangerous electrical appliances or damaged sockets can cause fire or serious injury.

What are the warning signs – unsafe electrical appliances?

•   Check for broken plug sockets
•   Check for exposed wiring
•   Check for loose Switches
•   Check for sparks or smoke from electrical appliances
•   If the appliance, plug or cables feel hot or smell – then turn off and unplug
•   Fuses that continually blow think! There must a cause, do not use
•   Plugs that get hot when used, do not use obtain advice
•   Don’t overloading plug sockets
•   Use portable heaters in a safe way, keep away from inflammable material

Do’s and Don’ts – Fire safety in rooms!

•   Do not Smoke in bed
•   20% of fires are caused by candles. Don’t use candles in rooms, if you do then it could
    lead to your eviction from Halls
•   Do not tamper with smoke alarms (including covering them up)
•   60% of fires start in the kitchen – do not prop the door open. Do not use portable
    cooking appliances in rooms
•   Do not leave irons on when not in room
•   Do not leave frying pans (hot oil) unattended at anytime
•   Do not store or use gas canisters in rooms

If in doubt about an electrical items do not use it, seek advice.
Fire Safety while on Campus and in halls

If you discover a fire, raise the alarm at once by:

•    Sounding the nearest fire alarm (break glass call point)
•    Leave the building immediately and report to the duty officer or security when outside

On hearing the fire alarm

•    Leave the building quickly and calmly by the nearest exit
•    Do not stop to collect personal belongings
•    Do not use lifts
•    If an exit is found blocked use an alternative route
•    When clear of the building report to your assembly point
•    Do not obstruct access points. Routes must be kept clear for emergency vehicles/personnel
•    Do not re-enter buildings until duty officer/senior fire officer gives all clear
•    It is an offence for improper use of a break glass. Any person found smashing a break glass for fun/to
     panic or cause distress will be identified and details passed to the police. Every false activation means
     the emergency services are called away from a situation that could be life threatening.
•    Do not be afraid to use the break glass call point if you see or suspect there to be a fire within a building

Further advice

•    Know your assembly points
•    Check your smoke detectors (do not cover them)
•    Ensure your friends/visitors are aware of evacuation plans, assembly areas etc.
Robbery and Theft

 •   Keep your personal belongings with you
 •   Do not display valuables
 •   Do not count money in public
 •   Do not use maps in public specially in the city
 •   Keep personal details private, i.e. pin numbers, passwords
 •   Be aware of your surroundings
 •   Plan routes/transport in advance
 •   If robbed, hand over items - don’t fight back
 •   Avoid using mobile phones alone in public places
 •   If your phone is stolen, call your network or 08701 123 123 to
     immobilise it. Make a note of your serial number by dialling *#06#.
 •   Walk on the pavement towards traffic
 •   If you think you are being followed seek help at shops, petrol stations,
     somewhere open to the public
 • Double check you have locked up properly
 • Avoid letting in strangers; always check identification
     cards, if in doubt phone their headquarters. If they are
     legitimate they will not object to waiting while you do
 •   Keep your mobile in your bedroom at night
 •   Don't leave car or house keys near windows or letter
 •   If possible use a timer for lights when not at home
 •   Close curtains/blinds when out of the house/flat/halls
     room or office
 •   Office staff use a clear desk policy
 •   Houses/flats purchase alarms, security lighting
 •   Windows /patio doors add extra locks
 •   Keep to hand a record of valuables and their
     descriptions/serial numbers
 •   Join and encourage others to join a neighbourhood
     watch scheme
Using your Cash Card

 • Be vigilant of your surroundings
 • Keep details private; never divulge passwords or card
     pin numbers (cover keypad when entering details
 •   Check for hidden devices on cash machines
 •   Do not get distracted when using your card
 •   Avoid taking large amounts out of a machine in one go
 •   Use your card during the day rather than at night
 •   Keep a record of when you use your card, how much,
     when and where
 •   Check your statements properly
 •   Do not let your card out of sight when using it in shops,
     restaurants even petrol stations
 •   Always cross shred any statements, bills, bank cards
     anything where your personal information can be
Out at Night
 •   Plan your route there and back
 •   Avoid travelling alone
 •   Keep in well lit areas
 •   Plan and keep to meeting arrangements
 •   Remain with your friends, check on each
 •   Only use licensed mini cabs or taxis
 •   Never leave drinks unattended
 •   Never accept drinks from strangers
 •   Do not bring strangers back to the halls or
     your house/flat
 •   Attempt to ensure someone knows where
     you are going and expected time home
Drink Spiking
•   These tips are not just for women
•   Appoint a drinks watcher
•   Never leave your drink unattended
•   If for whatever reason you have to leave your
    drink unattended, do not go back to it
•   Do not accept drinks from strangers
•   Drugs can be tasteless and odourless and
    takes less than a second to be put into your
•   Watch out for each other
•   If your drink tastes different throw away
•   If you start to feel ill, inform your friends or
    an appropriate person
•   If a friend becomes ill for whatever reason do
    not allow them to make their own way home,
    look out for another, take them home!
Public Transport
• Always pre-plan your route
• Avoid waiting alone
• Always sit downstairs near to the driver when
    travelling on a bus alone
•   Avoid getting on empty tube /train carriages
•   Keep your belongings in view at all times
•   If you find a situation starting to occur make
    contact with the driver (bus) pull the
    emergency handle on the tube or train
•   When using the night bus, attempt to travel
    with friends rather than alone, always sit
•   Try not to fall asleep when you use London
    transport, taxi or cab when travelling alone day
    or night
• Always use only licensed mini cabs/ black taxi’s
• Keep a cab number on you
• When booking a cab or taxi always obtain an
    estimate and remember who you spoke to,
    ensure you have enough funds to pay before
    starting the journey
•   Ensure a friend or relative are aware of your
    estimated time of arrival, ring them when in
    the cab if you can.
•   Check driver’s ID before you get into a cab if
    you feel unsure about him/her don’t get in.
•   Sit directly behind the driver if your alone,
    remain alert, watch your route/traffic signs
•   Ask driver to wait until you are inside before
    he/she leaves the area
Disease and Illness
 •   Don’t use Illegal drugs
 •   Avoid handling syringes or needles
 •   Avoid taking unknown substances
 •   If you feel stressed, can’t cope, seek help from a
     councillor (Middlesex can help you to do this)
 •   Check food and drink sell by dates
 •   Follow instructions for re-heating food, if unsure
     throw away
 •   If you are unwell i.e. cold/flu, remain at home,
     take plenty of fluids, contact your GP. Don’t
     come in to University spreading the germ.
     Ensure friends, lecturer are aware
 •   Set up a flu friend (when one gets sick the other
     supports) buddy buddy system
 •   Always practice safe sex
Illegal Drugs
                                                   Just Say No
•   Drugs mess up your mind
•   Drugs mess up your body
•   Drugs are a waste of money
•   Drugs are addictive
•   Drugs can kill you
•   Drugs pay for other criminal activity

    There is a zero tolerance policy on drugs on
    university or halls premises

    Are these not enough reasons? Visit the site
    below and read for yourself what drugs
    actually do to you

  • Do not touch suspect packages, ensure
    you inform a responsible person i.e. bus
    driver, security, caretakers, police
  • Report anything you notice such as,
    type of package, bag, its location, and at
    what time you noticed it, whether
    anyone was in the area and their
  • Suspicious person. As with packages
    same information may be helpful to
    police or security
  • Remember: You have noticed something
    for a reason!
Road Safety
• Cross at a safe place
• Be vigilant for road signs and road
•   Keep to pavements and footpaths
•   Try to walk on pavement towards
    oncoming traffic
•   Be vigilant, remember a driver may not
    be aware of you!
•   Check! And double check both ways
    before crossing, watch out for cyclists
    and motorbike riders
•   Just because a road may be marked as
    one way does not mean a vehicle may
    follow this rule! Look both ways before

•   In emergency call 999
•   Police, ambulance, fire brigade & coastguard
•   Do not call if unnecessary
•   Prank callers will be prosecuted
•   Keep calm when talking to the operator
•   Answer operator’s questions in a calm voice, the
    more information you can give the better the
•   If you don’t know the address of the incident look
    for landmarks, such as tube/train stations, petrol
    stations, pubs, schools, shops, churches etc

• For non emergencies
• contact your local police station. Security on
    campus have local contact details, or report the
    crime via the net
    Support Contact Information
Aids Helpline                            0800 567 123
Alcoholics Anonymous                     0845 769 7555

British Pregnancy Advisory (abortions)   0845 730 40 30

Crimestoppers                            0800 555 111
Dyslexia Helpline                        0845 251 9002
Eating Disorders Advice                  0845 634 1414
Frank (drugs)                            0800 77 66 00
Hospital – Barnet General                0208 216 4924
Hospital – Chase Farm                    0208 375 2378
Hospital – North Middlesex               0208 887 2000
Hospital – Royal Free                    0207 794 0500
Hospital – St. Ann’s                     02 8 442 6000
Hospital - Whittington                   0207 272 3070
London Nightline                         0207 631 0101
NHS Direct                               0845 4647
Parentline                               0808 800 2222
Rape helpline (answered by women)        0808 800 0123
Rape helpline (answered by men)          0808 800 0122
Samaritans                               0845 790 9090
Saneline (mental health)                 0207 375 1002
Suzy Lamplugh Trust                      0207 091 0014
Victim Support                           0845 303 0900
    Useful Contact Numbers
AA breakdown – emergency (landline)   0800 887 7 66
AA breakdown – (mobiles)              0845 788 7766
Air Travel                                        
Airports - Heathrow                   0844 335 1801
Airports - Stansted                   0844 335 1803
Airports – Luton                      0158 240 5100
Airports - Gatwick                    0844 335 1802
Airports – London City                0207 646 0088
CabWise                               60835 (text)          TEXT: HOME to 60835
Embassies based in London                         
Eurostar                              0870   518    6186
Get Connected (student advice)        0808   808    4994
Lost Cards – Abbey National           0845   972    4 724
Lost Cards – Alliance & Leicester     0500   313    233
Lost Cards – Barclays                 0160   423    0 230
Lost Cards – Halifax                  0845   720    30 99
Lost Cards – HSBC                     0845   6 00   7 010
Lost Cards – Lloyds TSB               0800   096    9779
Lost Cards – Nationwide               0845   730    2010
Lost Cards – Natwest                  0870   600    0459
Lost Cards – RBS                      0870   513    3550
London Transport                      0207   222    1234
Lost Phone – 3                        0778   233    3333    Lost Phone – 3
Lost Phone – O2 contract              0870   521    4 000   Lost Phone – O2 contract
Lost Phone – O2 pre-pay               0870   567    8 678   Lost Phone – O2 pre-pay
Lost Phone – Orange contract          0797   310    0150    Lost Phone – Orange contract
Lost Phone – Orange pre-pay           0797   310    0 451   Lost Phone – Orange pre-pay
Lost Phone – T-Mobile                 0845   412    5000    Lost Phone – T-Mobile
Lost Phone – Virgin                   0845   600    0789    Lost Phone – Virgin
Lost Phone – Vodafone contract        0783   619    1191    Lost Phone – Vodafone contract
Lost Phone – Vodafone prepay          0870   077    6655    Lost Phone – Vodafone prepay
National Express                      0870   580    8080
National Rail Enquiries               0845   748    4950
  Middlesex University Security Contacts

  To report a crime / suspicious activity on campus or any
  other type of emergency contact the University’s

• Campuswatch 24hr control room 0208 411 6200
  For non emergency situations including safety or general advice about the
  campus you can contact security based on each campus via the numbers below;

• Cat Hill, 0208 411 6491 (based in the Peter Green building)

• Hendon, 0208 411 4329 (based within the Quadrangle)

• Trent Park, 0208 411 6171 (based within the Jebb Building)
      We hope you Enjoy your time at
           Middlesex University
• Always remember that your safety is paramount.

• If you require help/assistance or just advice make contact with us,
  your University Security Team

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