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Tips during power interruptions


  • Be aware of times when power interruptions can occur.
  • Switch off lights, computers and air conditioning when leaving offices before a power interruption takes place.
  • Avoid lifts during power interruptions.
  • After sunset: Stay on the pedestrian walkways and move away from classes in groups where possible.
  • Regularly test doors with magnetic locks to determine whether backup batteries are in order.
  • Card reader systems at residences will not work during power interruptions. Residence committees must make alternative access arrangements.
  • Please be aware that booms open automatically during power interruptions.
  • Telephone systems will be operative at al times.
  • Power points should be regarded as live at all times.
  • In case of emergency, phone the emergency number of Protection Services: 051 401 2911.


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