Section: Safety & Security
Policy Number: 7-45
Policy Name: Secondary Phone Lines
Date: September 1997

  1. PURPOSE

    To establish a review, approval and notification procedure governing the installation of extension phone lines to ensure maximum effectiveness of the enhanced 911 system.

  2. DEFINITIONS

    1. Secondary: An extension of a primary phone line which shares the same telephone number as the primary phone.

  3. SCOPE

    This policy applies to new construction, existing facilities, upgrading/changing phone system designs or specifications, and any other modifications to existing or planned telephone systems.

  4. POLICY

    1. Secondary telephone lines are allowed in the following circumstances:

      1. a maximum of two secondary phone lines on a primary line provided they are on the same floor of the same building.

        OR

      2. a maximum of one secondary line on a primary line on different floors of the same building.

    2. Installation of a secondary phone line is permitted only in the same building as the primary phone line.

    3. All telephone installation specifications must comply with standards established by University Telephone Services.

    4. All telephone locations associated with secondary phone lines shall be programmed into the enhanced 911 system.

    5. Requests for exemption to these requirements shall be addressed by the Director of Public Safety or their designee.

    Submitted by: Environmental Health and Safety