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Emergency Management 

Incidents and emergency situations can refer to fire, gas leaks, long-term power outage, laboratory accidents, bomb threats, physical threats, man-made and natural disasters, and any other events which threaten the safety of the University's staff, students and visitors.

The University emergency and crisis management framework outlines processes for preparing and immediately responding to an emergency situation.

How do workplaces contribute to this framework?

Managers are required to assist with identifying emergency personnel for their workplace in consultation with their building Emergency Control Organisation (ECO).

Factors to be considered in the selection of emergency personnel include:

  • Availability and reliability e.g. a person's position does not frequently take them away from the building
  • Ability to organise others in an emergency
  • Physically capable
  • Leadership qualities
  • Maturity of judgment
  • Good decision-making skills
  • Capable of remaining calm under pressure however display clear directive in responding to an event
  • Good communication skills

Identified personnel are required to attend emergency training coordinated by the University.