Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Security and Safety Unit

- 2019/07/24


- Ms. Azizah Al-Sharif

- Ms. Jihan Al-Harbi

Objectives and Tasks of the Unit:

  • Maintaining safety and security within the different facilities by following safety rules and guidelines.
  • Creating a safe environment for the university staff and students.
  • Forming a security and safety committee at the university to discuss all aspects related to the unit.
  • Implementing the highest international standards in the field of security and safety within the educational institution.
  • Forming a special emergency and evacuation committee trained in evacuation and rescue techniques on campus.
  • Implementing a rapid response system in the event of the occurrence of disasters and crises on the campus.
  • Acquiring knowledge of the building's graphic design in terms of defining emergency exits, supplying equipment for them, and ensuring that they are not closed or hindered by obstacles.
  • Placing signboards inside each lecture room showing the nearest emergency exits.
  • Conducting periodic tours inside the campus to ensure the safety equipment is in good working order.
  • Maintaining security and safety throughout the day using sophisticated surveillance devices.
  • Using the latest security and safety technologies.
  • Serving as a coordinating unit with the higher authorities in the university concerning new updates related to security and safety.
  • Conducting training courses on how to use safety tools and fire extinguishers, in coordination with the Civil Defense Agency.
  • Training the university students and staff on how to vacate a university building and gather at the assembly point, and conducting periodic experimental evacuations.
  • Holding activities and events on safety and security in coordination with supervisors of extracurricular activities at the college.