The Emergency Response Manual is the first of four components within the University of South Australia's Emergency Response Plan. The other components of the plan are:
For the purpose of this manual, an emergency is defined as any event which could:
In all instances the first call needs to be made to Security on x88888 for all Adelaide metropolitan campuses and x26050 for Whyalla. If you are calling from any other location, please call 1800 500 911. When calling security ensure you clearly describe where you are and the details of the incident. If you feel that your life, or the life of any other person, is seriously threatened, dial Emergency Services on 000 (or 112 from a mobile). Always contact Security immediately after contacting Emergency Services.
The Facilities Management Unit will maintain and update this manual. Consultation for the review and update of the manual will occur via the Campus Advisory Groups and Campus Management Groups.
Each entry in this manual is based on a standard response procedure, which has three components:
Actions identified here are normally to be undertaken by University Security staff in association with those of the relevant response team.
The designated Incident Controller, assisted by their Campus Response Team, will direct all emergency response activities, including liaison with external authorities, until relieved of this duty by the Strategic Crisis Management Team.
In emergency situations not covered by this manual, the relevant Campus Facilities Manager will convene an appropriately constituted Campus Response Team and direct emergency response activities until relieved of this duty by the Strategic Crisis Management team.
For all emergencies at the Whyalla campus, the Campus Facilities Coordinator will act as the Incident Controller. The Regional Manager: Whyalla will be the Campus Response Team Leader.