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Forum User Guide

Access information, lighting, health and safety and other useful information about the building.

Forum User Guide


The address of the Informatics Forum is: 

Informatics Forum
10 Crichton Street

Access to the Forum

The main entrance is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All entrances will be swipecard operated. Additionally, there is a reception desk at the main entrance for visitors to the building or staff members that have forgotten their swipecards.  Entry to the staircases and lifts is also swipecard protected. Any visitors will therefore have to be collected from the atrium.

The emergency team is not available after normal working hours, but the emergency telephone number (2222) is still effective. Since it alerts security staff who are on radio call but may be remote from this building, it must be understood there may be some delay in getting help. When working alone in the department after normal hours, in the interest of your own safety, you should sign in and out at the reception.

Coffee and Tea

Coffee and tea for Staff and Students can be obtained all day. There are several coffee points and pantries throughout the building. They have separate taps for cooled and near boiling water, a coffee filter machine and in the pantries a microwave oven. For events, outside catering should be booked.


In case of emergency call 2222. Give your location (room number) and the nature of the accident.

First aid

There is a first aid room on the Ground floor (G.11). Additionally, there are first aid kits in a drawer in every coffee point.

Health and Safety

Further Health and Safety information.

Heating and Ventilation

See the manual from the architects: Forum User Guide (PDF)

Our heating is standard on from 8.00am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.

After hours and in the weekend the heating can be switched on for an hour per time by pressing the "heating system 1hr timed extension" switches that can be found on every floor in the corridors. There is one in the corridor leading from the atrium coffee point to the offices in the NW corner and one in the SE corner on every floor. For an image of the switch, see the manual from the architects above.


See the manual from the architects: Forum User Guide (PDF)

Printers and Photocopiers

There are two printer rooms per floor on levels 1-5. One is the south-west corner and one next to the scenic lifts on the north side of the building. 

Information on using printers and Multi Function Devices in Informatics.


Stationery and other office supplies are available from the Printer rooms on levels 1-5.

Task chair

Please see the operating instructions from the supplier: Instruction manual (PDF File)

Water: cooled and (near) boiling

See the manual from the architects: Forum User Guide (PDF)
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