Crisis management

The Leiden University crisis management plan describes how the organisation is expected to act in case of a crisis (present or imminent) so as to prevent, limit and fight any potential negative consequences.

Crisis management plan

The crisis management plan describes the duties, powers and responsibilities of the crisis organisation which are initiated in case of a crisis involving the university.

Incident, crisis and scaling up

The in-house emergency service (BHV) focuses on resolving local incidents of limited scope. Examples include evacuating persons, providing first aid in case of accidents and taking preliminary steps to combat an incipient fire.

If the situation requires a higher degree of coordination, for instance to limit consequential damage or to guarantee operational continuity, the Decentralised Incident Team (DIT) is called into action.

If a local incident threatens to escalate further to a crisis with the risk of damage and/or a threat to operational continuity of (part of) the university, i.e. if the situation requires central management, the Central Crisis Team (CCT) is called into action.

Decentralised Incident Team (DIT)

The DIT is called into action in the following cases:

  •  If the adverse event or its consequential damage cannot (or can no longer) be controlled by the in-house emergency service (BHV) of the relevant faculty or service and

  •  If there is a need for a higher degree of coordination and

  •  If the required degree of coordination can be provided by the faculty or central service itself

Decentralised Incident Teams (DIT) are linked to buildings and building administrators per faculty. Leiden University has the following decentralised incident teams (whereby teams are appointed in alignment with the university organisation into existing faculties and in specific cases complexes/services):

  •  Decentralised Incident Team Faculty of Science

  •  Decentralised Incident Team Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

  •  Decentralised Incident Team Faculty of Humanities (WSD complex, incl. Rapenburg 38)

  •  Decentralised Incident Team Faculty of Law

  •  Decentralised Incident Team Faculty of Archaeology

  •  Decentralised Incident Team Faculty Campus The Hague / LUC (incl. student residence)

  •  Decentralised Incident Team Leiden University Libraries

  •  Decentralised Incident Team ICT Shared Service Centre (ISSC)

  •  Decentralised Incident Team Einthoven Building (UFB, ICLON and CWTS)

  •  Decentralised Incident Team University Sports Centre (USC)

  •  International Incident Team (IIT)

The Faculty of Medicine and LURIS (Poortgebouw) do not have their own DIT. They are integrated within the crisis organisation of the LUMC.

International incident team (IIT)

The International Incident Team (IIT) meets in the following situations:

  •  If an adverse event occurs that involves a student or employee abroad and

  •  If the coordination and handling of the situation can be performed by the central SEA Department itself.

Central crisis team

The Central Crisis Team (CCT) of Leiden University meets in case of a crisis (present or imminent). This implies the following:

  •  There is an urgent need for central coordination and consultation from Leiden University

  •  The adverse event cannot (or can no longer) be controlled on the decentralised level and/or

  •  The external aid services are of the opinion that upscaling to the GRIP level is necessary and/or

  •  The safety of Leiden University employees, students and visitors is compromised and/or

  •  Leiden University is no longer capable of guaranteeing the continuity of its teaching and/or research activities.

Last Modified: 06-01-2015