EMERGENCY PROCEDURES AND FIRST AID
Emergencies can occur at any time, and can arise from a number of causes including fire, medical emergencies, chemical spills, gas leaks, bomb threats and physical threats. The first priority in any emergency situation is the safety of all people who may be in danger. Detailed procedures are listed in the University WHS website.
Familiarise yourselves with the Emergency and Evacuation Procedures as well as the evacuation plans located throughout the building. All newcomers to the Faculty should make sure that they know the locations of the nearest fire exits and Break Glass Alarms (Alarm Points). The full details of Faculty Emergency Contact Numbers, Emergency Procedures and Emergency Procedures Poster are published on Faculty of Pharmacy WHS website.
All accidents, floods, fires, etc., (even if apparently trivial) are potentially dangerous situations and must be reported immediately to your supervisor.
Not all emergencies will commence with an alarm activation. Familiarise yourself with the general emergency response procedures:
a) Warn anyone in immediate danger.
b) If safe and if trained, take reasonable action to control the emergency.
c) Evacuate if in danger or when instructed.
d) Raise the alarm immediately by activating a Break Glass Alarm (breaking the glass cover on an alarm point).
- University Security can be reached on 13333. If necessary, Fire, Police or Ambulance can be called by dialing 0 (for an outside line), then 000, and asking to be connected to the appropriate service.
- Other emergency numbers are listed on the inside cover of this booklet and Faculty of Pharmacy WHS website.
e) Notify the as soon as possible.
f) First-aid treatment is available. The list of qualified people is given on the inside cover of this booklet and Faculty of Pharmacy WHS website.
|University Security Service:||13333 (Emergency, 24 hours)
13487 (General, 24 hours)
|Off-campus Dial:||9351 3333 (Emergency, 24 hours)
1 800 063 487 (Free call, 24 hours)
(Police, Fire, Ambulance)
0-000 (from internal phones)
|Police (Newtown)||9550 8199|
|Fire Brigade (Newtown)||9557 5260|
|Fire Brigade (Glebe)||9660 7156|
|Royal Prince Alfred Hospital||9515 6111|
|Poisons Information Centre||13 11 26|
|Campus Infrastructure Services - Service Desk||17838|
|Chemical Safety Officer||78540|
|Biosafety Safety Officer||14126|
|Radiation Safety Officer||17722|
|Work Health and Safety Adviser||78544|
|University Health Service (Wentworth Building)||13484|
|Faculty Safety Officer and Chief Building Warden|
|Sarah (Pei) Cui - N311,
||12312 / 0478404087|
|Deputy Building Warden|
|Jane Mourao - S232A, The Dean’s Office||66401|
The Assembly Point for Pharmacy is the open area between the Holme and Old Geology Buildings. Please do not stand on Science Road as this blocks access by emergency vehicles. People working in the south wing of the building, could use Technology Lane as the alternate Assembly Point.
If the fire/emergency alarm system is activated you may be required to evacuate the building. You should:
a) When you hear a "Beep, Beep" signal (ALERT)
- turn off all non-vital equipment
- secure all dangerous processes
- check if other processes in your vicinity have been attended to
- collect or lock away personal or valuable items and prepare to evacuate the building at the direction of your Floor Wardens
b) When you hear a "Whoop, Whoop" signal (EVACUATE)
- Evacuate in an orderly manner using your nearest safe exit and proceed to an Assembly Point.
- Do not attempt to collect personal belongings at this point.
First aid kits are placed in every laboratory and office area throughout the Faculty, it is user’s responsibility to contact if the first aid kits have been used and the contents need to be refilled. The First Aid Officers contact details are listed below. Please approach First Aid Officers when First Aid is required.
If a local first aid officer is not available, call 1-3333 to arrange for First Aid assistance.