What if there is another type of emergency? (unplanned events)

Facilities Management

Facilities Management is able to plan most events which result in a disruption of service in which case it is our responsibility to provide as much notice as possible. However, we are not in total control of our environment and there will be occasions when the weather or an unplanned break in a utility is the cause of the disruption or inconvenience. In most cases, Facilities Management is equipped to combat the effects of storms, to repair University-owned utilities or provide information on the return to service if the cause is not a result of a problem with University-owned systems.

Power Failures

Power failures can be the result of an incident with our own equipment or with equipment belonging to NB Power. In either case electricians will be called to repair the problem as soon as possible. If the problem originates with NB Power, Facilities Management has no control over the speed of restoration of power. Nevertheless, this Department will be in contact with NB Power and if you require this information you may contact Facilities Management Work Control (4889) during work hours or Security (4830) after hours.

Water Disruptions

As with power failures, disruptions and problems with the water supply can originate with either UNB or City of Fredericton equipment. Should there be any unplanned disruption in water service or any discolouration of water please notify Work Control (4889) during work hours or UNB Security (4830) after hours. The source of the problem will be traced and you will be advised regarding the return to normal service.

Air Quality

Failures to cooling, ventilation and heating systems are the responsibility of Facilities Management and should be reported immediately to Work Control (4889). They will investigate and perform the necessary testing and repair.

Communications Failures

Failures to computer related facilities or audio visual equipment are the responsibility of those departments and should be reported to them.

Critical Response Plan

A critical incident can occur at any time and result in a crisis situation. The Critical Incidents Plan is designed to assist members of university administration to effectively coordinate the use of university and community resources to ensure employee and student safety as well as to minimize property damage during and immediately following a major crisis.

The following policy and procedure statement applies to all University of New Brunswick facilities situated on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses. It also includes teaching and research activities undertaken by university faculty, staff and students at recognized teaching and research locations, as identified:

  • Tweeddale Centre for Industrial Forest Research;
  • Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Prosthetics Facility;
  • Maggie Jean Chestnut;
  • Moncton Nursing;
  • Beaverbrook House, Saint John;
  • Bank of Nova Scotia Building, 40 Charlotte Street, Saint John;
  • InPrint, UNBSJ Bookstore, CenterBeam East, 16 King Street, Saint John; and applies to other properties owned, leased or rented by UNB.