Electrical Outage

When an electrical outage occurs. 

  • Remain calm.
  • Stay at your work station.
  • If you are in a dark area, slowly make your way to a place that is well-lit until the situation returns to normal. 
  • Find people who may be in spaces without windows: washrooms, storages areas, etc. 
  • Make sure that the outage does not affect your area.
  • Ask the person in charge of your group to contact Security at extension 55 (internal phone system).
  • Stop any dangerous activity (for example, handling chemical products).
  • Put away dangerous products. 
  • Turn off all sources of heat and burners. 
  • Listen to instructions announced over the loudspeakers. 

There may be a delay between the beginning of the outage and emergency systems being activated.

General outage

  • Wait for instructions from Security. 
  • Following an evacuation order, take the stairs. Elevators should only be used for emergencies and for people with reduced mobility. 
  • When an evacuation occurs following an electricity outage, people leave school for the rest of the day. They should not go to the meeting point. 
  • If the outage is of a longer duration, you can obtain information on the ÉTS Web site or by listening to its greeting message at 514-396-8800.

End of the outage

  • Wait for instructions before entering the building.