Facility Service Disruption and Shutdown Notifications

Planned and unplanned service disruption notices are emailed to applicable department contacts as far in advance as possible.

Notices of higher impact are emailed as above and also posted daily on the Physical Resources website (link below).

Main Campus Facility Service Disruption and Utility Shutdown Notices

Also posted is information regarding "Future Annual Utilities Shutdowns".
A schedule will be emailed to affected departments and posted to provide the campus community with the opportunity to plan future activities. Physical Resources has developed a standard time frame for the annual electrical and steam systems maintenance shutdowns.
The shutdowns are necessary to perform essential preventive maintenance on these systems.

Periodically, planned or unplanned service disruptions and utility shutdowns occur involving campus building and facility systems. Systems typically affected include ventilation and refrigeration equipment. Utilities typically affected include electricity, steam, air conditioning and water.
Please read the Physical Resources Shutdown Policy information below regarding planned and emergency service disruptions:
1.2.13 Facility Service Disruption and Shutdown Notification Policy

Service Disruption Notifications

In the case of a planned service disruption or utility shutdown, staff will email a notification to affected department regular contacts. This is done as far in advance of the event as possible. In turn, regular contacts are responsible for calling or emailing other staff sharing their building or facility. This procedure ensures everyone involved has the opportunity for input regarding the timing of a planned (non-emergency) service disruption. Co-operation and communication is vital in minimizing the effects of a service disruption.

Emergency Shutdowns

In the case of an unplanned shutdown, Physical Resources support staff will follow the procedure as outlined above. However, advance notice of an emergency shutdown is minimal and can only be relayed just before or when the actual shutdown occurs.

Please email wo@pr.uoguelph.ca if you do not understand the complete impact of a shutdown involving your area. It is important that you know what will be turned off and for how long, particularly in a research environment.