Safety, Emergency Procedures and WHS

Emergency Procedures

Police, Fire or Ambulance Services: Dial 0-000 from a University phone, or if calling from a mobile phone dial 000. Be prepared to give your name and location, and details of the emergency.

Security Service: 9351-3333 Notify University Security in an emergency situation on campus.

University Emergency Procedures: are available from the Safety, Health & Wellbeing website.

First Aid Officers

The list of Physics First Aid Officer names and contacts. In the event of any accident or injury to any persons within the School a First Aid Officer should be contacted immediately. If the person has suffered a serious or catastrophic injury, call an Ambulance first on 000.

Physics Fire Procedure

Please become familiar with the emergency exits of any University buildings in which you work. During a fire evacuation procedure follow instructions of the Fire Wardens (wearing red hard hats) and the Fire Brigade crew.

The assembly area for the Physics building is the grass square opposite the building.

Physics Work, Health and Safety (WHS)

The School takes WHS matters seriously, and has a duty of care to staff, students and visitors. The School and University also believe WHS is the responsibility of all staff and students.

The School of Physics offers a WHS presentation every year that every new staff member, Honours and postgraduate research student must attend. See here for the Powerpoint slides for the Safety Seminar.

Further information on Physics WHS and links to University Safety, Health and Wellbeing, including Risk Management and Hazard or Injury Reporting.

Laboratory Safety

If you are working in a laboratory environment, you must ensure an appropriate induction or training session has been completed. Please ask your supervisor for details, and see these University Guidelines on Laboratory Safety for information common to many laboratories in the University.