Important changes to ECHA building administration floor access

22 April 2015

In recent weeks there have been a number of thefts from administrative levels of the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy. The ECHA APO Working Group (the committee responsible for creating, reviewing and approving policies and guidelines for the shared spaces in ECHA) invited the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and University of Alberta Protective Services (UAPS) to provide advice on how we can identify and address possible security gaps.

Changes to access to administrative areas in ECHA

Effective immediately, doors entering the west side of ECHA levels 3, 4 and 5 from the stairwells and all doorways entering from the main hallway will be locked; this will NOT include the main doors that enter from the elevator lobbies, or doors entering specific units or departments. This will not affect your ability to exit and or evacuate the building. The accessible doors will be:

  • The main stairs between level 2 to level 3.
  • All stairwell doors on the West side of the building will allow exit to the main hallway only.
  • Access to the West side of the building will be through these doors:
  • Elevator lobby entrances into levels 3,4,5,
  • Door 3-300.

Effective May 4, 2015, all access doors and elevators to administrative levels 3, 4 and 5 will be locked between the hours of 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. (currently between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.). A valid ProxCard will be required to access the administrative levels during these hours.