Emergency procedures and guidance

Please see the health and safety guidance leaflet for Orkney.

In the event of an emergency situation you should call the emergency services on 999.

Emergency Services are trained in dealing with emergency situations.

You must try to stay calm at all times. Depending on the situation you will be asked a number of relevant questions, which will enable them to evaluate the situation and initiate the appropriate response.


If you find, or suspect that there is a fire, you should immediately raise the alarm by activating the nearest manual call point.

Do not attempt to fight the fire. Close doors in the immediate vicinity and follow the nearest escape route to the assembly point. Tell the Fire Marshall at the assembly point that you raised the alarm.

Emergency first aid

If a situation arises whereby someone is seriously injured or becomes ill you must treat this as an emergency and call 999.

Useful contacts

Stromness Medical Surgery: 01856 850 205