What to do in an Emergency?
In a life-threatening situation, dial
Outside line | Police / Ambulance / Fire Service
then notify Campus Security - ext 35444 or 8313 5444
In a non life-threatening situation, consult the emergency procedures placard located in most public spaces or the information listed below on this page for the most appropriate course of action. If in any doubt, contact Campus Security on ext 35990 or 8313 5990.
The following provides basic information about how to respond to some emergency situations. This information can also be found on the Emergency Procedures flipcharts or placards located in most common areas and hallways.
- Medical Emergency
- Emergency Assembly Areas
- First Aid Kit locations
- What to do if you see a hazard?
Ensure your own safety first, do not expose yourself to danger whilst handling an emergency.
- Help anyone in immediate danger.
- Raise the alarm, inform a staff member if possible.
- Contact emergency services (0) 000 and notify security ext 35444 or 8313 5444.
- If safe, and you are trained, use a fire extinguisher.
- Clear fire area and isolate fire area (close doors and windows)
- Evacuate to the Emergency Assembly Area, assisting others if possible.
There are two types of alarm signals: Stand-by and Evacuate.
Stand-by - Beep, Beep, .... sound.
- Prepare to leave. Ensure that your work area is ready to be left unattended. Take your wallet and keys.
- Wait for instructions from warden -or- for the alarm signal to change to evacuate.
- After hours - the alarm signal will change automatically after 3 minutes - if the standby signal sounds, check for danger in the immediate vicinity - evacuate if danger is nearby.
If time permits:
- Take your wallet and keys.
- Leave via the nearest safe route.
- If possible, assist those with impaired mobility to the safest area you can get them to.
- Assemble in the Emergency Assembly Area.
- Do not return until instructed by warden or emergency personnel.
All alarm system tests are clearly announced before they are carried out. If a signal is not announced as a test then it is not a test.
- Call for help - get others to notify emergency services and fetch a first-aid officer.
- Check for danger in the immediate area and eliminate cause of that danger if safe to do so.
- If trained, administer first aid - First Aid Kit locations are detailed below.
- Contact emergency services (0) 000 and security ext 35444 or 8313 5444.
- Remain with patient until help arrives.
The Assembly Area is between the Petroleum Building and Frome Rd with any spill over migrating on the Frome Road footpath in a northerly direction. The following diagrams illustrate the evacuation routes from the various buildings.
Exit as directed through Northern main entrance or through Northern entrance in Chemical Engineering. Wardens on the ground floor will be required to divide the traffic between The main exit and the Frome road end exit at the end of the Electrical Engineering corridor. Upper floor wardens may be seconded to assist with pedestrian flow.
Top and First Floor East (Chemical Engineering)
Main stairwell to ground floor. Exit North door directly to assembly area. Exit South door proceed around Engineering Annex to assembly area. Do not cut through the Cement lab to shorten the route as the annex is in evacuation as well. Wheelchair bound must evacuate through Engineering South.
Top and First Floor Middle
Exit through main stairwell to ground floor or through to Engineering Maths unless they are evacuating as well.
Top and First Floor West
Exit through to Engineering South (if not also in evacuation) or to the main central Stairwell.
Ingkarni Wardli - 2nd and 3rd Floors
Wheelchair exit arrangements.
If no accessible exit exists from your location, wheelchair-bound occupants of the building should remain close to the stairwells or in a designated wheelchair refuge inside the stairwell. You should make your presence known to a warden or other occupant of the building who will arrange your evacuation when firefighters arrive.
Accessible Exits - Engineering North
Ground floor - all exits are accessible
First floor - evacuate through Engineering South via the bridge at the Civil Engineering (western) end.
Second Floor - evacuate through Engineering South via the bridge at the Civil Engineering (western) end, or across to Engineering Maths (central north eastern end).
Accessible Exits - Engineering Maths
Third floor - evacuate through the southern exit to Engineering North or the western exit to Ingkarni Wardli
Fourth floor - evacuate through the western exit to Ingkarni Wardli
Accessible Exit - Engineering Annexe
Third floor - evacuate through the northern exit to Engineering North
Accessible Exit - Ingkarni Wardli
All floors - wheelchair refuges exist in the eastern stairwell on each floor.
Locations of first aid kits are listed below and are under the control of a qualified first aider. None of the kits contain any pain-killers.
|Engineering Maths Fourth Floor
||EM406 (Staff Office)
|Engineering North Ground Floor
NG09 (Machining Room)
NG25 (Welding Room)
|Engineering North Second Floor||N245 (Instrumentation Lab)
|Ingkarni Wardli Second Floor
I2.25 (Staff Office)
|Ingkarni Wardli Third Floor
I3.26 (School Office)
Look after your own safety first. Do not put your health at risk while dealing with a hazard.
- Tell a member of staff or security ext 35990 (8313 5990)
- Do what you can to make the area around the hazard safe until someone arrives.