Power Outage

The Museum has emergency lighting that automatically comes on in the event of a power failure in most parts of the building, but not in Collections or Art Storage. All staff are encouraged to carry small personal flashlights on their key chain such as the Streamlight Nano. A brighter option that uses AAA batteries would be a ThruNite Ti3, available at Amazon.

 

The Museum has emergency lighting that automatically comes on in the event of a power failure in most parts of the building and will last for about 1 hour. All staff have been assigned flashlights and are expected to help check for visitor in dark parts of the building such as restrooms and escort them to the Hollis Gallery.

 

In the event of a power outage:

1.  Remain calm and provide assistance to students, visitors and staff in your immediate area. 

2.  Security will lock the outside doors then secure the galleries.

3.  ALL STAFF will move through public spaces, restrooms, auditorium, library, etc. with flashlights, escorting visitors to the Hollis Gallery or classrooms. Visitors are not allowed to remain in the galleries during a power outage.

1.  If you are in the elevator, stay calm. Use the alarm button to notify Security. Opening the door marked PHONE in the elevator automatically calls a response center who will get in touch with Security.

2.  If the power does not come back on in 1 minute, Gregory (Director of Security, Operations & Technology) or Joe (Operations Assistant) will call Lakeland Electric (863-834-4248) to report the outage. On the weekends, Security will place the call.

3.  Stand by for instructions from Security or your Department Head. Your assistance may be needed to help supervise children or tour groups.

4.  If an evacuation is ordered, go to the designated area at the Children’s Tile Plaza (under the library awning if it is raining).

5.  On the weekends, if the power goes out Security will notify Gregory at 409-3743.

 

 

Note: If the power is not restored within four hours, the Curatorial Department should be notified at home if they are not already on location so that humidity control measures can be taken if possible.