Emergency and WHS

Position Contact Phone Location

School safety officer

Nathan Allan

9036 5344

Level 3, Room 307
Education Building (A35)

First aid officers

Ann Stravopodis

9036 5368

Deans Unit reception
Education Building (A35)

Nathan Allan

9036 5344

Level 3, Room 307
Education Building (A35)

General emergencies

University Security Services

9351 3333
(24 hours)

Level 2
Services Building (G12)

Precinct Officers / Building attendants

9351 6333
9351 6336

Level 3, Foyer
Education Building (A35)

Chief Emergency Warden

Nathan Allan

9036 5344

Level 3, Room 307
Education Building (A35)

General information about work health, safety and injury management (WHSIM) at the University is available at the WHS website.

Evacuation Plan

On each level of the building there are evacuation diagrams indicating the closest emergency exit.


BEEP ... BEEP ... – Prepare to evacuate

  1. Check for any sign of immediate danger
  2. Shut down equipment and processes
  3. Collect any nearby personal items

WHOOP ... WHOOP ... – Evacuate the building

  1. Follow the Exit signs
  2. Escort visitors and those who require assistance
  3. Do not use the lifts
  4. Proceed to the Assembly Area


  1. Warn anyone in immediate danger
  2. Fight the fire or contain the emergency, if safe and trained to do so

If necessary ...

  1. Close the door, if safe to do so
  2. Activate the 'Emergency Call Point (White)' or the 'Manual Call Point (Red)'
  3. Evacuate via your closest safe exit
  4. Report the emergency to 0-000 & 9351 3333

The assembly area is located on the open green area directly behind The Arena Sports Centre and next to the Education Annexe.

assembly area

Medical Emergency


  1. Call an ambulance 0-000
  2. Notify the closest First Aid Officer
  3. If the person is unconscious, send for the closest automated external defibrillator (AED) located in the Education Building A35 foyer.
  4. Notify Security that an ambulance has been called 9351-3333.
  5. Send staff to the main entrances of the building to meet the Ambulance Officers on arrival.

Nearest Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is located in Education Building (A35) foyer.

Basic emergency instructions for students

Other types of emergencies

Other types of emergencies may include:

You can view the procedures for each type of emergency at the university WHS website.

WHS responsibilities

Everyone (includes staff, students and visitors) has a responsibility for health and safety on campus. The University has assigned this responsibility through the line of management to each worker to the extent of their delegated authority.

The University’s Work Health and Safety Policy 2016 reflects and explains the strengthened governance and management of health and safety at the University and includes details of WHS responsibilities for individuals at all levels of the organisation.

The Work Health and Safety Procedures explains how WHS is to be managed locally, in practice.

The duty of care for work health and safety is prescribed by the NSW WHS legislation. Failure to comply with these duties is a criminal offense and can incur a heavy fine.

All workers, particularly those who manage or supervise others, should ensure that they are familiar with their obligations for promoting health and safety at work, and fulfil these obligations.

Duty of care checklists are available at the Safety Health & Wellbeing website for:

WHS induction

All staff must complete the WHS online induction by accessing CareerPath via the staff intranet.

Higher Degree Research Students, affiliates, contractors and volunteers must register for the WHS online induction course using the link https://sydney.csod.com/selfreg/register.aspx?c=whs2016.

Report a hazard, incident or injury

To comply with the WHS Policy, all employees are required to use RiskWare to report any hazards, incidents or injuries relating to University activities. You can also report an incident on behalf of other people, such as colleagues, students, contractors or visitors.

All incident reports must be submitted within 24 hours of the incident.

Log on to RiskWare.

How to report an incident, injury or hazard.

More about reporting hazards, incident or injuries.

If you wish to report a hazard or incident, but do not have access to RiskWare or a staff member who can facilitate this report online, please contact Work Health and Safety Services on 9351 5555.