EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT POLICY

Koç University Emergency management Policy includes a process consisting of four stages and following each other:

Ensuring that the implementation of what is required in Emergency management on the campuses and all its subsidiaries of Koç University aims to facilitate the adoption of decisions that will save lives, reduce material-spiritual damage, and ensure continuity of education and other operations. Accordingly, Koç University, following the legal legislation on Emergency situations; making the necessary things in prevention, preparation, intervention and improvement; complete provision of the resources needed; control to be made, It takes the principle of constantly controlling and improving Emergency Management performance through audits and exercises.

Prevention

All hazards that may cause Emergency or Disaster, all possible stages and all parties that may be affected will be identified and evaluated, and necessary preventive measures will be planned and implemented.

Considering the width of the university campus borders and the locations of the connected settlements, it seems that a single Emergency Scenario and Action Plan cannot be sufficient. Therefore, Emergencies will be leveled and action plans and scenarios will be created according to their levels.

Subcontractors are required to obtain the approval of the Security, Fire Brigade & Emergency and Occupational Safety Units within Koç University in order to ensure compliance and coordination by creating Emergency Plans for the work they do.

Preparedness

The basis for being prepared for Emergency and Disasters is through training. That’s why all Campus Users and affiliates at Koç University ( employees, students, subcontractors, visitors, commercial enterprises ) Movement styles to be implemented in emergencies, evacuation plans, are informed about the locations and uses of equipment to response emergencies and disasters.

Emergency Response Equipment, which is intended to be used for each situation, is determined by creating scenarios related to possible emergencies and action plans for which to do. Periodic checks are carried out by the relevant units so that the emergency escape routes, emergncy lighting, as well as the Response Equipment are always ready for use.

Firefighting, Rescue, Evacuation, First Aid and Security Teams are created. These teams are provided with the necessary resources and training they need, ensuring that they are kept ready.

Buddies are appointed to provide the necessary training and information to meet the needs of Disabled, Pregnant and Students who may need special support in possible Emergency and Disasters.

With the controls and exercises to be carried out, the effectiveness of the Emergency Management and Preparedness studies is evaluated and necessary improvements are made.

Response

The main purpose in responding to Emergency and Disasters should be to end the Emergency and Disaster without harming human health and university presence as much as possible.

To this end, Emergency Teams consisting of administrative and academic staff should conduct correct and timely response, information and guidance, so as not to endanger their lives, If the incident requires the response of expert teams, the relevant teams should be present and evacuated where necessary.

For the correct orientation and supply of additional resources that may be needed during the intervention, the establishment of the Crisis Desk, all instant information received from the field should be forwarded to the Crisis Desk, and the decisions taken by the Crisis Desk should be transferred to the field teams.
After the Emergency and Disaster, all teams should come together to assess what is happening and identify more effective response methods.

Recovery

The main objective of the activities carried out in this phase is to ensure the continuity of education and administrative activities, to provide effective and accurate information, restructuring of damaged structures and systems at least before Emergency and Disaster or, if possible, at a higher level, It is all necessary work to ensure that vital activities such as economic and social activities are met as much as possible.