- Emergencies and critical incidents policies and procedures
- Emergency planning information kit (DOC 235.0kb 11p)
- Emergency procedures manual
- Emergency Phone Number 53333
- Watch the emergency procedures video
Evacuations are about saving as many lives as possible in the event of an emergency. Lifts must not be used in an emergency evacuation. When the Emergency Services arrive at your building, they may choose to use the lifts to assist them with their search and rescue activities.
- What to do when an evacuation tone sounds
- What you need to do in the event of a fire
- Evacuation Assembly area – City (PDF)
- Evacuation Assembly area – Bundoora (PDF)
Emergency wardens have been established to enable the University to deal effectively with emergency situations. All emergency wardens will be issued with an identifying Cap and Vest.
- Register of Emergency Wardens
- Building Warden’s Fire/Evacuation Report
- Wardens Monthly Housekeeping Checklist
- Warden Registration Form
- Change of Building location
- Break Glass Alarm information
- WIP Phone information
People with disabilities (mobility impaired)
Australian Standard AS 3745 has defined a "Disabled" person as, 'Any person who MAY require assistance in an emergency evacuation'.
During an emergency, a fall down crowded stairs would be of such consequence that all reasonable steps must be taken to avoid it. Disabled persons must be found a safe haven until appropriate assistance is available (usually the Fire Brigade). A person must not be carried downstairs, but rather a person should stay with the disable person until appropriate assistance arrives.
Fire isolated stairs are rated at a minimum of two hours fire and smoke protection; in the event of a fire, this location is regarded as quite safe until assistance arrives to carry the disabled person down the stairs.
An able bodied person should be assigned to stay with that person until they reach the Assembly Point.
The mobility-impaired person should wait at the door of fire isolated stairs until most stair traffic has passed that level, and then be assisted inside the fire isolated stairwell, on the landing, to wait until assistance is available to enable the person to be carried down the stairs.
The Warden is responsible for informing the Building Wardens, who will be at the Main Emergency Control Point or Fire Indicator Panel, that a mobility impaired person needs assistance.
Unless there is obvious danger at that location, the person should wait on the stair landing for assistance from emergency personnel Fire-isolated stairs are rated at a minimum of two hours fire and smoke protection; Fire isolated stairs can be identified by:
- Entry and exit via solid self closing fire doors
- Fire separation from the rest of the building; i.e. not open stairways
- Where it is known that mobility impaired persons are regular occupants of a building, it is prudent for the Floor Warden to bring this evacuation procedure to the persons notice
- Sensory impaired people may need special notification that an evacuation is occurring (e.g. the deaf may not hear the alarms)