Information in the Event of an Emergency

First-Aiders at the Menzelstraße Location

A first-aider is a trained layperson, who is the first person at the scene of the incident to be able to take measures to avert acute dangers to life and health.

First-aiders at the Kunsthochschule Kassel:
Departmental Library 8
Katrin Rhodius
Room 1602/North Building
T +49 561 804 5408

Defibrillators (AED)

In addition to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cardiac massage and ventilation), the earliest possible defibrillation is particularly important to save lives in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest. Automated external defibrillators (AED) are therefore already available in many companies and public institutions.

The University of Kassel has now also acquired such equipment and installed it at various locations. The defibrillator at the Kunsthochschule Kassel is located in the lecture theatre section, opposite the student refectory, next to the entrance door to the caretaker services.

A two-page brief guide on how to carry out resuscitation and how to use the defibrillator is available here.

Further information on how a defibrillator works as well as videos on how to carry out the defibrillation are available on the University of Kassel's website.

Rest Room

The "rest room" is primarily designed to afford people with particular protection needs the possibility of taking a rest. This group of people includes, for example, pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers, as well as people with disabilities such as wheelchair users. Diabetics can retire here to measure their blood sugar level and perform insulin injections. The secondary purpose of the room is to care for minor injuries or, say, to enable people experiencing circulation problems to lie down briefly.

Acute, Major Injuries/Accidents

Acute, major injuries/accidents should always be attended to on site using the first-aid kits available in the buildings and the internal first-aid network. In such cases, the rescue service must be called by means of the emergency number 112. Injured persons should not be taken to hospital by the first-aider. This and further information is also available in the instructions for use.

Room 1618 in the North Building of the Kunsthochschule Kassel is used as a rest room.

Information in the Event of Emergency Calls

  • Where did it happen?
  • Indicate the exact street, house number and, where applicable, the floor.
  • What happened?
  • Give a brief description of the emergency situation.
  • How many people are injured?
  • The control centre will use this information to deploy staff and vehicles.
  • What injuries or symptoms do those affected have?
  • Wait for queries. The conversation will be ended by the control centre. Please do not hang up until all your questions have been answered.

Contact Point for Safety on Campus

  • Internal emergency number +49 561 804 2222
  • Central guard service +49 561 804 2040
  • Service desk building +49 561 804 7777

Service Contact Point

  • Telephone switchboard for university-internal extensions 91
  • Telephone switchboard +49 561 804 0
  • Holländischer Platz information point +49 561 804 2040
  • Menzelstraße caretaker services +49 561 804 5333
  • Hopla caretaker services +49 561 804 2599
  • IT service desk +49 561 804 5678
  • Psychosocial counselling - Kassel Student Union +49 561 804 2800
  • Student Union - Switchboard +49 561 804 2550
  • Student services +49 561 804 2205
  • Student refectory office +49 561 804 2982
  • Central mail service +49 561 804 2123

Fire Protection Regulations and Instructions for Emergencies at the University of Kassel (Extract)

Any of us can be confronted by a fire or an emergency. The fire protection regulations and instructions for emergencies are designed to help you to take preventive measures and to prepare for emergencies. All employees are under an obligation to do this.

The instructions and prohibitions arising from the fire protection regulations and instruction for emergencies, such as smoking ban, ban on using naked flames or sources of ignition, must be followed. The measures called for here are important in preventing or reducing damage to health and materials.

You yourself can do a great deal for your own safety and that of your colleagues through your daily behaviour at your workplace by observing safety regulations and not disabling safety equipment (e.g. blocking fire doors and restricting or blocking escape routes).

As soon as an emergency occurs, you do not usually have any more time to read, so please become acquainted, in good time, with the fire protection regulations and instruction for emergencies as well as the other regulations and equipment for emergencies and add to the information necessary for your working area at the designated places:

  • Memorize the escape routes from your workplace to the assembly point and consider possible alternatives.
  • Post the emergency plans that require to be posted so that they are clearly visible. You should select a location
  • that people pass frequently or at which they tend to linger (e.g. building entrances, hallways, corridors, lifts).
  • Store the fire protection regulations and instruction for emergencies in a clearly visible manner.
  • It is binding on all employees at the University - and also with restrictions for visitors.