Building Maintenance

Maintenance

Wake Forest University Health Sciences shares quarters with North Carolina Baptist Hospital. Therefore, the Engineering Department serving your building will determine who is called. Both these departments are charged with the responsibility to provide systems and building support including:

  • electrical problems
  • power outages
  • fire alarm systems
  • heating/air conditioning
  • plumbing problems
  • flooding
  • gas systems
  • elevator problems

ELECTRICAL/LIGHT FAILURE

Some buildings are not equipped with emergency lighting or emergency lighting may not provide sufficient illumination for safe exiting. Therefore, it is advisable to have a flashlight available for emergencies. If it appears that only your area or building is without power, notify Emergency Dispatch at 716-3305.

PLUMBING FAILURE/FLOODING/WATER LEAK

Cease using all electrical equipment and notify Emergency Dispatch at 716-3305 and then evacuate the area.

NATURAL GAS LEAK

  • Cease all operations,
  • Notify Emergency Dispatch at 716-9111 and exit the area immediately.
  • AVOID SPARKS; LEAVE ALL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT (LIGHTS, COMPUTERS, APPLIANCES, ETC.) AS IS. Electrical arcing can trigger an explosion.

VENTILATION PROBLEMS

  • If smoke or odors come from the ventilation system, immediately notify Engineering at 716-4351.
  • If necessary, cease all operations and vacate the area.

UNSAFE WORK CONDITIONS

 The primary goal of WFUHS Environmental Health and Safety is to improve and protect the health and safety of our employees, visitors, students, and the surrounding environment through the identification of workplace hazards and the development of control measures. All unsafe work conditions or practices are to be reported to the Environmental Health and Safety Office:

Online Report Form
716-9375, Director
 716-1226, Occupational Hygiene Officer
 716-9375, Administration

Last Updated: 12-12-2013
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