Emergency Procedures

This Emergency Procedures Guide outlines the steps to take in the case of an emergency

  • 1. Building Evacuation

    If you hear the “Alert tone”:

    • Secure your workplace – make sure all equipment is safe and turned off, and secure any confidential information or valuables.
    • Prepare yourself for a prompt evacuation according the emergency procedures and exit routes.

    If you hear the “Evacuation tone” or are otherwise instructed to evacuate:

    • Evacuate quickly and calmly from the building by the nearest safe exit route.
    • Assemble at the designated muster point according to emergency evacuation procedures.
    • Wait for further instructions from the Building Wardens.

    In the case of a fire, do not use lifts and do not stop to collect personal belongings.

    Evacuation Maps: Fremantle Sydney Broome

  • 2. Fire or Smoke

    If there is an immediate life threatening emergency to you or another person, call 000.

    Assess:

    • Ensure that all necessary steps are taken to protect your safety and the safety of others
    • If necessary, evacuate the area

    Alert:

    • Alert the people around you about the fire/smoke
    • Call Campus Security

    Assist:

    • If it is safe to do so, assist any person in need.
    • If the fire brigade is called, assign someone to guide them to the exact scene of the incident.

    Campus Security Numbers:
    Fremantle:
    0438 923 955 or the 24-hour security patrol call (08) 9433 0123 (extension 2123)
    Broadway: 0403 458 011 or dial the pre-programmed number on an office phone
    Darlinghurst: 0406 318 213 or dial the pre-programmed number on an office phone
    Broome: 0475 985 197

  • 3. Anti-Social Behaviour

    If there is an immediate life threatening emergency to you or another person, call 000.

    If you can safely move away from an offender displaying anti-social behaviour, do so and alert Campus Security.

    If an offender is directly threatening you:

    • Stay calm
    • Ask the offender to move away from the area and avoid sudden movements. Inform the offender of what you are doing i.e. I’m going to call security now.
    • Take a mental picture of the offender, including any threats made or weapons shown.
    • Make note of what the offender is doing and touching, and the direction they take once they leave.
    • Call Campus Security as soon as it is safe to do so.

    Campus Security Numbers:
    Fremantle:
    0438 923 955 or the 24-hour security patrol call (08) 9433 0123 (extension 2123)
    Broadway: 0403 458 011 or dial the pre-programmed number on an office phone
    Darlinghurst: 0406 318 213 or dial the pre-programmed number on an office phone
    Broome: 0475 985 197

  • 4. Violent Offender

    If there is an immediate life threatening emergency to you or another person, call 000.

    There may be a situation with a violent offender on campus, threatening the safety and security of yourself or other people.

    1. Evacuate

    • If there is an accessible escape path, attempt to leave the premises as quickly as possible.
    • Leave your belongings behind and help others to escape, if possible.
    • Prevent anyone else from entering the area, and follow the instructions of any Emergency Responders or Campus Security if they are on the scene
    • Call 000 and Campus Security once it is safe to do so.

    2. Hide

    • If it is not possible to evacuate, find a place to hide where the violent offender is less likely to find you.
      • It should be out of the offender’s view, provide protection and not trap or restrict your options for movement.
      • If possible, lock or secure the door and block the door with any heavy furniture.
    • If the offender approaches your hiding spot, silence any phones, hide behind large items and remain quiet.
    • Stay there until you are sure it is safe, or Emergency Responders or Campus Security come along.

    3. Take Action

    • As a last resort and when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt the offender.
    • Act as aggressively as you can against them, throw items or improvise weapons or make a scene and start yelling. Commit to your actions.

    Campus Security Numbers:
    Fremantle:
    0438 923 955 or the 24-hour security patrol call (08) 9433 0123 (extension 2123)
    Broadway: 0403 458 011 or dial the pre-programmed number on an office phone
    Darlinghurst: 0406 318 213 or dial the pre-programmed number on an office phone
    Broome: 0475 985 197

  • 5. Injury or Illness

    If there is an immediate life threatening emergency to you or another person, call 000.

    Minor Injury or Illness:

    • Contact the First Aid Officer nearest to your location.
    • Assist the person who is injured, make them comfortable and provide privacy.
    • Report the injury/illness to the relevant Dean or Manager in the first instance and then to Manager, Risk and Compliance by completing the Incident/Injury Report.

    Major Injury or Illness:

    • Assess the situation for any possible dangers to you or another person and take action.
    • Alert anyone around you.
    • Call Campus Security and/or contact the First Aid Officer nearest to your location.
    • If an ambulance is required, ask someone to guide the ambulance to the exact location.
    • Report the injury/illness to the relevant Dean or Manager in the first instance and then to Manager, Risk and Compliance by completing the Incident/Injury Report.

    First Aid Officers and First Aid Kits
    Incident/Injury Report

  • 6. Mental Health Crisis

    If there is an immediate life threatening emergency to you or another person, call 000.

    A mental health crisis may be the result of an illness, trauma or substance abuse.

    Assess whether the person experiencing the crisis is a danger to you or others. If so, refer to the Violent Offender page.

    If there appears to be no immediate risk:

    Alert:

    • Contact Campus Security.
    • Contact the Counselling Services if it relates to a student, or contact the Staffing Office for information about the Employee Assistance Program if it relates to a staff member.

    Assist:

    • Reassure the person that help is on its way and that you will stay there with them until they arrive.
    • Listen and talk to them in a manner that is direct, calm and non-judgemental.
    • Ask someone to guide the Campus Security or other services to the location.

    Campus Security Numbers:
    Fremantle:
    0438 923 955 or the 24-hour security patrol call (08) 9433 0123 (extension 2123)
    Broadway: 0403 458 011 or dial the pre-programmed number on an office phone
    Darlinghurst: 0406 318 213 or dial the pre-programmed number on an office phone
    Broome: 0475 985 197

  • 7. Threats by Social Media

    If there is an immediate life threatening emergency to you or another person, call 000.

    A mental health crisis may be the result of an illness, trauma or substance abuse.

    Assess whether the person experiencing the crisis is a danger to you or others. If so, refer to the Violent Offender page.

    If there appears to be no immediate risk:

    Alert:

    • Contact Campus Security.
    • Contact the Counselling Services if it relates to a student, or contact the Staffing Office for information about the Employee Assistance Program if it relates to a staff member.

    Assist:

    • Reassure the person that help is on its way and that you will stay there with them until they arrive.
    • Listen and talk to them in a manner that is direct, calm and non-judgemental.
    • Ask someone to guide the Campus Security or other services to the location.

    Campus Security Numbers:
    Fremantle:
    0438 923 955 or the 24-hour security patrol call (08) 9433 0123 (extension 2123)
    Broadway: 0403 458 011 or dial the pre-programmed number on an office phone
    Darlinghurst: 0406 318 213 or dial the pre-programmed number on an office phone
    Broome: 0475 985 197

  • 8. Bomb Threats

    If there is an immediate life threatening emergency to you or another person, call 000.

    Phoned Bomb Threat

    • Stay calm and do not hang up. If you have caller ID, write down the displayed number.
    • Try to get the attention of someone nearby and ask them to call Campus Security immediately.
    • Try to keep them on the phone and collect as much information as possible about the bomb: when is it going to explode; where is it; what kind of bomb is it; did you place the bomb; who are you?
    • Follow any instructions from Campus Security or Emergency Responders.

    Written Bomb Threat

    • Avoid unnecessary handling or circulation of the threat.
    • Place any physical evidence in a plastic sleeve and immediately call Campus Security.
    • Follow any instructions from Campus Security.

    Campus Security Numbers:
    Fremantle:
    0438 923 955 or the 24-hour security patrol call (08) 9433 0123 (extension 2123)
    Broadway: 0403 458 011 or dial the pre-programmed number on an office phone
    Darlinghurst: 0406 318 213 or dial the pre-programmed number on an office phone
    Broome: 0475 985 197

  • 9. Chemical Spills or Gas Leak

    If there is an immediate life threatening emergency to you or another person, call 000.

    Assess:

    • Take any necessary steps to protect your safety and the safety of others.
    • Contain the spill, if safe to do so. Secure the area by closing and locking doors, posting signs to keep others out.
    • Evacuate the area if necessary.

    Alert:

    • Call Campus Security if it is highly hazardous and requires immediate action.
    • Tell the people around you, keep people out of the area.
    • Follow the instructions of Campus Security and/or Emergency Responders.
    • Report the incident to the Head of Campus.

    Campus Security Numbers:
    Fremantle:
    0438 923 955 or the 24-hour security patrol call (08) 9433 0123 (extension 2123)
    Broadway: 0403 458 011 or dial the pre-programmed number on an office phone
    Darlinghurst: 0406 318 213 or dial the pre-programmed number on an office phone
    Broome: 0475 985 197

  • 10. Assistance for People with Disability

    Mobility Impairments:

    • Lifts are not to be used in the case of a fire, and this may mean that people who are mobility-impaired may need some assistance to evacuate:
      • Report this to the Building Warden, who will assign someone to stay with the person who is mobility-impaired.
      • The person who is mobility-impaired and their assistant will use alternative routes.
      • If there are no alternative routes, the assistant will move the person who is mobility-impaired to a safe location (i.e. fire stairs) and remain with them.
      • Emergency responders will be notified of this.

    Other Impairments:

    • If you come across someone with another impairment during an evacuation, offer assistance if they need it and it is safe to do so.

    Note: people with impairments can request the development of a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan through their School or the Notre Dame Study Centre.

    For further information, contact the Manger, Risk and Compliance.