CU Mlyny DormitoriesComenius University Bratislava



1) Fire protection

The fire protection training for residents contains:

a) general fire protection requirements applicable on CU MLYNY premises

Fire is any unwanted combustion that directly endangers the lives or health of persons or animals, damages property or the environment, or which causes an injury or death of a person or an animal.

In case of fire everyone is obliged to:

a) raise a fire alarm (by loudly exclaiming FIRE!)

b) take the necessary measures to save people in danger,

c) extinguish the fire, if possible, or undertake the necessary precautions against its spreading (e.g. by closing doors and fire shutters)

d) immediately report the fire to the CU MLYNY fire alarm station (or to the Integrated Rescue System by calling the emergency number 112 or 150),

e) provide assistance to the firefighters whenever instructed to do so by the firefighting unit commander or by a representative of the city.

CU MLYNY fire alarm stations are located at the gatehouses of the High-rise Dorms and the Couples Dorms and are identified by the placard “OHLASOVŇA POŽIAROV”.

The fire alarm station of the Atrium Houses Dorm is located in the mobile gatehouse container at the turnstile entrance near block "R".

The duties of staff and residents in the event of a fire are stipulated in "Fire Alarm Directives". Evacuation of persons from buildings affected or threatened by fire is regulated by the "Fire Evacuation Plan". Escape routes from buildings are shown in the "Fire Evacuation Plan - Diagram". This document is located in the rooms and in certain prominent places in the buildings (at the entrance, on each floor) to ensure it remains visible and permanently accessible by everyone.

It is the duty of the residents and anyone present in the premises of CU MLYNY with CU MLYNY’s permission to:

a) respect posted restrictions and comply with instructions related to fire protection,

b) immediately report any fire,

c) assist state fire supervision authorities in performing the necessary measures while investigating the cause of fires and performing fire control,

d) whenever first entering any Dorm building, become thoroughly acquainted with the fire evacuation plan and fire alarm directives which are prominently located at the entrance to every building.

How to raise a fire alarm:

In case of fire in CU MLYNY, raise a fire alarm by loudly exclaiming FIRE!

In the High-rise Dorm a fire alarm may be announced via the public address system operated from the gatehouse (fire alarm station), or additionally using a portable megaphone.

In the Couples Dorm a fire alarm may be announced via the public address system operated from the gatehouse (fire alarm station), and via the automated fire announcement system, or additionally using a portable megaphone.

In the Atrium Houses Dorm a fire alarm is announced using a portable megaphone.

A fire alarm is announced using these means by a staff member of the fire alarm station.

Residents and visitors to buildings raise a fire alarm by shouting FIRE!, and immediately report it to the fire alarm station (GATEHOUSE).

WARNING! If you hear any unusual announcements at CU MLYNY (via the public address system, megaphone, an unusual sound signal, etc.), act without delay and find out what is happening, acting as necessary (quickly evacuate the building, etc.).

Duties of staff, residents and other persons present at CU MLYNY in case of fire according to the Fire Alarm Directives and the Fire Evacuation Plan are:

In case of fire:

a) raise a fire alarm (by loudly exclaiming FIRE!)

b) take the necessary measures to save people in danger,

c) report the fire by phone or in person to the fire alarm station - the gatehouse in the building where the fire began; any larger fires (which cannot be safely extinguished using available firefighting equipment - e.g. a fire extinguisher) must also be reported to emergency numbers of the integrated rescue system: 112 or 150.

d) remove flammable materials from the vicinity of the fire to a safe distance if such removal is possible and safe,

e) quickly extinguish the fire using available means, i.e. fire extinguishers or fire hydrants (only if the fire is smaller and does not directly threaten your life or health: it is forbidden to enter areas of heavy smoke with the intention of extinguishing a fire - smoke means a high risk of suffocation!), ATTENTION - fire hydrants can only be used if electricity is switched off in the entire section of the building,

f) provide personal or material assistance at the request of the firefighting unit commander,

g) when reporting a fire by calling the number 150, or 112, provide the following information:

  • name and surname of the person reporting the fire,
  • phone number from which the caller is reporting the fire,
  • the name and exact address of the building where the fire originated,
  • describe in detail the situation at the scene of the fire (where the fire is, what is burning, the extent of the fire, is there smoke, on which floor the fire is located…).
  • After the call, wait for a call back from the dispatcher, who will verify your report with you.

h) leave the building immediately if your life or health is in danger.

An emerging fire can quickly be extinguished using firefighting equipment – fire water mains (hydrants) and portable fire extinguishers.

Residents must report every fire and every use of firefighting equipment to CU MLYNY (the building’s fire alarm station).

Evacuation of buildings:

  • staff are called in to evacuate people from a building on fire or threatened by fire. Outside of working hours - porters and staff residing at CU MLYNY provide assistance. Evacuation follows marked evacuation routes in corridors on floors, down stairs and via corridors, or entrance lobbies of buildings, exiting to outdoor areas,
  • method of evacuation: depending on the circumstances, evacuation will be total or gradual, either by voluntary exit, organised exit or using fire platforms and fire ladders of the Fire and Rescue Department of Bratislava,
  • once fire alarm is declared it is forbidden to return to the rooms and buildings threatened by fire,
  • material and personal belongings can only be evacuated upon instruction of the evacuation manager or intervention commander,
  • after evacuating the premises, stay in the designated area and do not hinder firefighting activities, and particularly stay away from building entrances,
  • evacuation assembly point - assemble with others at a sufficient distance from the building (out of reach of smoke, flames and away from building entrances), preferably in a grassy area, away from roads to avoid creating an obstacle to the arriving emergency and firefighting vehicles,
  • only enter the building once the fire was extinguished and the responsible CU MLYNY staff member has issued a clearance,
  • in case of any health issues or injuries caused by the fire inform the evacuation manager who will organise first aid or, if needed, call the emergency ambulance numbers 112 or 155.

(a first aid kit is located at every fire alarm station - the building's gatehouse)

ATTENTION - it is strictly forbidden to use elevators during evacuation! Always use the stairs only!

Important phone numbers:

Integrated Rescue System                                                                      112

Fire and Rescue Corps                                                                           150

Ambulance                                                                                             155

POLICE                                                                                                 158

b) fire hazards specific to CU MLYNY

According to the Fire Protection Act, on CU MLYNY premises it is prohibited to:

a) smoke, start fires or use open fire,

b) burn grass, herbs, bushes or trees,

c) damage and misuse portable fire extinguishers and fire water mains (hydrants), emergency lighting, Electronic Fire Alarm devices (EPS),

d) damage and remove fire protection placards located in buildings,

e) hamper access to portable fire extinguishers, fire water mains (hydrants), main shut-off valves/switches (electricity, gas, water),

f) damage, disconnect, immobilize or dismantle self-closing devices of fire doors,

g) store bicycles, furniture, flower pots, rubbish and other objects in escape routes, i.e. in corridors, staircases, mezzanines, vestibules (escape routes must remain permanently unobstructed),

h) raising fire alarm or calling the fire department without reason, abusing emergency lines.

Any violation of these prohibitions will be considered a disciplinary violation by CU MLYNY and residents may face consequences according to the disciplinary regulations. Any violations of Act 314/2001 On Fire Protection are considered a misdemeanour punishable by a fine imposed by the Fire and Rescue Department of Bratislava.

c) learn:

- where fire extinguishers are and how they are used

- where fire hydrants are and how they are used

- where hose connectors are located

Fire extinguishers are located on each floor, near entrances and in gatehouses. The location of a fire extinguisher is always indicated by a pictogram of an extinguisher.

Fire extinguisher a device containing an extinguishing agent that is expelled by internal pressure once the extinguisher is activated.

Each fire extinguisher contains an indication of its type (i.e. composition of the extinguishing agent), instructions for use and a warning stating the classes of fire for which the extinguisher can be used.

Classes of fire

 Class AFires of solids (e.g. - wood, paper, straw, fabrics, coal, rubber,...)

  Class B: Fires of liquids (e.g. - petrol, diesel, paint, oil, benzene, varnish, alcohol, fats, paraffin...)

  Class CFires of gases (e.g. - methane, propane, coal gas, hydrogen, acetylene,...)

  Class D: Fires of metals (e.g. - magnesium and its alloys with aluminium)

The following types of fire extinguishers are available at CU MLYNY


Powder-based  – used for extinguishing class A, B and C fires. Do not use for extinguishing class D fires. Not recommended for extinguishing dust-sensitive machines and devices. Powder fire extinguishers are suitable for extinguishing all classes offires – of solids, liquids, gases and for extinguishing electrical devices under electrical voltage (caution! low voltage only). However, they must not be used to extinguish light alkali metals and their alloys, flammable metals and delicate mechanical devices or electronics. Activated by pulling out the safety using the lever trigger.  Do not turn the device upside down while extinguishing, because the expellant gas would leak out.

Water-based  used to extinguish class A fires. Suitable for extinguishing solid substances burning with a flame or smouldering substances (except metals), for example: wood, paper, straw, coal, fabrics, rubber, plastics and flammable liquids soluble in water (for example, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones). Not suitable for extinguishing: paints, varnishes, fats, waxes, tars, flammable gases. Activated by pulling out the safety using the lever trigger. Do not turn the device upside down while extinguishing, because the expellant gas would leak out.  Do not use a water extinguisher to extinguish live electrical equipment!

CO (“snow”) – suitable for extinguishing class B and C fires and electrical equipment under voltage (caution! low voltage only).  Efficiently extinguishes fires of flammable gases, liquids, but also solid substances. May not be used to extinguish alkali metal fires! Its applications are numerous: laboratories, server rooms, fine electronics, warehouses of flammable liquids... Activated by pulling out the fuse and then pressing the lever trigger.

WARNING! Frostbite may occur on contact with supercooled metal parts after the fire extinguisher has been used.

Fire extinguishers in CU MLYNY buildings are mostly located in red cabinets with glass doors. All fire extinguisher cabinets are unlocked but if necessary can be accessed by gently placing your hand on the glass and sliding it upwards through the slit in the top of the cabinet. After sliding out the glass, the fire extinguisher can be removed from the cabinet and used for fighting the fire.

If the glass cannot be removed in this way, it may be broken carefully using any suitable tool available in your vicinity (chair, broom, trash can, backpack, etc., while being mindful not to cause injury by glass shards).

Fire hydrants - located on each floor of buildings or in stairwells. The fire hydrant location is indicated using a pictogram. If needed for fighting the fire, open the cabinet and spread out the hose near the fire (connect the hose to both the hydrant valve and the nozzle if not connected already). If the length of the hose is insufficient, extend it using a hose from another hydrant.  Fill the hose with water and open the nozzle to extinguish the fire. Two persons are needed to operate the C 52 fire hydrant. Electricity must be switched off in the entire building section where the fire fighting will be carried out before using the fire hydrant. Residents are strictly forbidden from operating electrical distribution boxes, therefore a suitable fire extinguisher must be used for firefighting!

WARNINGDo not use water to extinguish live electrical equipment

Connectors  - are located in the fire alarm stations, i.e. the gatehouses of the buildings.

Main circuit breakers and valves - for electricity and water are marked with a safety placard: HLAVNÝ VYPÍNAČ, POZOR ELEKTRICKÉ ZARIADENIE, HLAVNÝ UZÁVER VODY, PLYNU. (MAIN BREAKER, ATTENTION ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, MAIN WATER OR GAS VALVE).

A diagram of the locations of main circuit breakers and water and gas valves is located in the fire alarm stations. Only authorized personnel may operate the main breakers and valves!

Safety and health protection

2) Safety and health protection

Safety and health protection measures on the premises of CU MLYNY


a) Residents are required to:

  • Comply with obligations, instructions and prohibitions arising from generally binding legal regulations, internal directives and other regulations in the area of safety and health protection. Respect Act 124/2006 on Occupational Safety and Health Protection, observe the principles of safe behaviour, health protection principles, safe work principles and follow prescribed work procedures.
  • Observe a strict ban on smoking and handling open flame in all indoor and outdoor areas of buildings (smoking is prohibited in rooms and on balconies/terraces, candles, wax lamps, incense sticks etc. are also prohibited).
  • Refrain from possessing or using narcotic or psychotropic substances.
  • Respect and follow the safety and health-related signage applicable to an object, activity or situation, containing instructions or information necessary for ensuring occupational safety and health protection by means of a sign, pictogram, symbol or colour. Signs are used to indicate bans, warnings, instructions, emergency exits, escape routes, first aid kits and fire extinguishing equipment.
  • Refrain from entering or remaining in any spaces and refrain from performing activities governed by specific legislation that might directly endanger life or health.
  • Refrain from entering roofs and roof terraces of buildings. Do not lean out of windows, balconies, etc.
  • Refrain from entering any balconies, access galleries or roofs of the Atrium Houses Dorm. Access to balconies, galleries or roofs is only permitted in case of fire or other danger in the building, and only as an alternative escape route.
  • Switch off electrical or gas stoves in kitchenettes and any other electrical appliances that should remain switched off in one’s absence, immediately after their use. Remove electric kettles from their base and unplug them from electricity immediately after use.
  • Observe safety precautions while working with electrical equipment (electrical equipment is any equipment which converts any energy into electrical energy, which transmits electrical energy, converts electrical energy into other energy, i.e. portable, non-portable, fixed and hand-held devices),
  • Any violation of these prohibitions shall be considered a disciplinary violation by CU MLYNY and residents may face consequences according to the disciplinary regulations.

 b) Residents are prohibited from:

  • Using unauthorised thermal electrical appliances, especially cookers, immersion heaters, heaters and similar… (see annex to dorm rules),
  • Tampering with, modifying or repairing any electrical equipment.
  • Working on exposed live parts of electrical equipment and touching these parts directly or using an object.
  • Circumventing safety, protection and fuse devices.
  • Controlling and operating electrical equipment in a dangerous manner.
  • Using or repairing faulty or damaged electrical equipment.
  • Using chemical substances and chemical preparations with a chemical hazard classification (marked with the symbols for toxic, corrosive, irritating, harmful, flammable), i.e. chemical substances and chemical preparations that can harm health, for cleaning the rooms and their furnishings.
  • Introducing or storing flammable liquids on CU MLYNY premises.
  • Introducing or storing any weapons on CU MLYNY premises.
  • Entering the balconies, galleries or roofs of the Atrium Houses Dorm for any other purpose than as an alternative escape route in case of fire or another dangerous event.
  • Any violation of these prohibitions shall be considered a disciplinary violation by CU MLYNY and residents may face consequences according to the disciplinary regulations.

c) Residents have a duty to:

  • Follow the manual and instructions issued by the manufacturer or instructions issued by an authority when operating electrical equipment.
  • Ensure that electrical equipment is not overloaded or damaged, that electrical equipment and wiring are always freely accessible and unobstructed, that any flammable substances and objects that pose a threat of mechanical, thermal, chemical or other damage to the electrical equipment and wiring are removed from their vicinity.
  • Immediately disconnect faulty electrical equipment and report the fault to CU MLYNY maintenance dispatch (e.g. equipment with damaged insulation, smelling of burning, smoking, unusually noisy, not operating smoothly, emitting a strong hum, starting joltingly, sparking).
  • Only use chemical substances and chemical preparations which do not have a chemical hazard classification for cleaning, and read the manufacturer's instructions on the product packaging and likewise observe:
  •  prescribed work procedure and instructions for use,
  •  occupational health and safety instructions,
  •  safe work principles,
  •  occupational health principles,
  • safe behaviour principles.

Residents are obliged to use appropriate personal protective equipment depending on the nature of the activity performed, as indicated on the product packaging. It is forbidden to use damaged personal protective equipment or equipment that lost its protective effect.

d) Residents agree on the following:

  • I will follow the dormitory rules of CU MLYNY.
  • I will comply with occupational health and safety and fire protection regulations and measures.
  • I will act so as not to put the life or health of myself or others in danger.
  • I will always follow the rules of safe work, safe behaviour and health protection and thereby prevent accidents.
  • I will only use authorised and faultless electrical appliances and devices.
  • If I discover a deficiency that could endanger safety or health, I shall immediately report it to the maintenance dispatch or the porter at the entrance.
  • I shall always report to the maintenance dispatch or the porter at the entrance any deficiency at the dorm that needs to be rectified, any maintenance or repair of electrical equipment or dorm equipment that needs to be performed, and I shall refrain from attempting to rectify such faults myself. (tampering with circuit breakers, repairing electrical equipment, repairing furniture, etc.).
  • I shall not start a fire, smoke or handle an open fire on the premises of CU MLYNY.
  • I shall not leave gas or electric appliances in the kitchenette on unattended, and I shall respect the ban on the use of unauthorised electrical appliances (cookers, heaters...) in the rooms, etc.
  • I will familiarise myself with the fire alarm directives and the fire evacuation plan, which are posted in accessible locations in CU MLYNY facilities, and in the event of a fire, I will follow the instructions contained therein.
  • I will tolerate practice fire alarms carried out by CU MLYNY on its premises and in buildings at least once during each 12-month period.
  • I will not damage fire protection equipment located in the buildings, i.e. portable fire extinguishers, fire water mains, emergency lighting, EPS equipment, self-closing fire door devices, fire protection documentation, etc.
  • I will not use chemical substances and chemical preparations marked with the symbols for toxic, corrosive, irritating, harmful, flammable, i.e. chemical substances and chemical preparations that can harm health, for cleaning the rooms and their furnishings.
  • If I notice a fire in the building, I shall attempt to extinguish it (unless it threatens my life or health), and if that is not possible I shall raise the fire alarm by calling "FIRE!" and immediately report the fire to the fire alarm station (designated gatehouses in CU MLYNY buildings).

Every resident must read this document, follow it and comply with the rules and obligations stated in it.

Updated on 12 June 2023 by OSH and PO specialist Mgr. Michal Stegena

Approved by:

Ing. Jozef Kráľ 

director of the Dormitories Section