In the event of a major failure occurring between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, immediately notify Facilities Services (626) 585-7277.
If there is potential danger to the building occupants, or if the utility failure occurs after 4:00 p.m. or before 7:30 a.m. on weekdays, weekends, or holidays, notify PCC Police (626) 585-7484.
If an electrical short in equipment occurs, immediately shut off electricity. Pull electrical plug or shut off electrical breaker switch. Call Facilities Services (626) 585-7277 if assistance is needed. If there is a power outage most campus buildings are equipped with an emergency light system that provides enough illumination in corridors and stairs for safe exiting for a short period of time. It is, however, advisable for your department to have flashlights available. During a power outage:
If you are trapped in an elevator, use the emergency phone in the elevator to notify Facilities Services (626) 585-7277 or PCC Police (626) 585-7484. If the elevator does not have an emergency phone, turn on the emergency alarm (located on the front panel), which signals your need for help. If outside a stalled elevator, tell persons inside that help is being summoned, then call PCC Police (626) 585-7484 and report. Have someone stand by elevator to keep persons inside informed until help arrives, unless evacuation is imminent.
Natural gas has an added odorant which smells like rotten eggs. If you smell gas or hear hissing and suspect a gas leak cease all operations.
Cease using all electrical equipment. Notify Facilities Services at (626) 585-7277 or PCC Police at (626) 585-7484 after hours. If necessary, vacate the area of flooding. Shut off water and/or contain flooding if possible.
If smoke or offensive odors come from the ventilation system, immediately notify Facilities Services (626) 585-7277 or PCC Police (626) 585-7484. If necessary, cease all operations and vacate the affected area.