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Emergency Response

COVID-19 update

With the health and safety of our students and employees top of mind, SAIT is following the Government of Alberta’s guidance specific to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please refer to the frequently asked questions at  sait.ca/covid19 for the most up-to-date information about your studies, and for the latest details on SAIT's pandemic preparedness measures.

Emergency Response Plan

In the event of an on-campus emergency, call Campus Security at 403.284.8000.

SAIT's Emergency Response Plan and provides education and awareness leadership in the areas of emergency planning and response, crime prevention and personal safety.

Emergency Response Plans contain detailed procedures for responding to a wide range of potential emergencies. Department supervisors and instructors in all schools at SAIT make students aware of the plans. You may be asked to participate in a scheduled drill.

Specific emergencies covered in the SAIT Emergency Response Plan include:

  • critical incidents
  • serious acts of violence
  • workplace violence
  • bomb threats
  • suspicious letters or packages
  • fires
  • flooding
  • chemical spills
  • biohazard releases
  • tornado or severe windstorm
  • severe winter storm
  • utility or major equipment failure
  • pandemics
  • emergency shutdowns or closures.

Campus Alberta Risk and Assurance Committee (CARA): Surviving an active shooting incident

SAIT, along with several other Alberta post-secondary institutions, has launched an initiative to educate staff and students about how to respond in the case of an assailant.

The below video is a dramatization of an active shooting scenario. The dramatization is supported by a voiceover and on-screen instructions. The instructions outline three courses of action:

  • escape when possible,
  • hide and barricade when necessary and,
  • as a final resort, using force against the assailant.

Please note the content may be disturbing to some viewers.

Police experts were consulted during the development of this video.

Health and safety is a priority to SAIT. This video is one part of our comprehensive Emergency Response Plan.

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