Evacuation drills are held regularly at Aarhus University. Annual evacuation drills must be held at all faculties and in all administrative divisions – either for the entire area or for parts of it.

As a rule, staff and students must be informed about the upcoming evacuation drill in advance. However, it is up to the faculty or administrative division in question to decide whether to provide information about the exact time of the drill or just state a specific date, week or month. A well-planned drill will last approximately 15 – 30 minutes from the evacuation signal is given and until everybody is back in their offices/classrooms etc. All drills must be held with due consideration for exams, laboratory experiments and other daily operations.