Engineering Building closures

Following reports of a respiratory irritant in Civil Engineering last week (week beginning 14 November), the University is working with environmental specialists as part of an ongoing investigation.

At no time has the Fire Service detected any hazardous substance, but to help identify what may be causing the problem, a small number of areas in Civil Engineering have been cordoned off as we continue our thorough examinations.

The basement, and a laboratory and toilets adjoining the ground floor corridor, remain closed.

In the event of a fire alarm and another evacuation triggered by this irritant, the Fire Service will advise the University when staff and students are able to re-enter buildings. In that event, staff and students should check this website and the @UniLeedsStaff Twitter feed for updates.

Published on 16 November 2016:

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service were in attendance at the University’s Engineering buildings on Woodhouse Lane yesterday (15 November), following reports of a respiratory irritant.

The building was evacuated and ventilated and, following confirmation from the Fire Service that it was safe to re-enter, the building was reopened. We thank staff and students for their patience.

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