In A Life Threatening Emergency - Phone (0) 000
Fire - What do I do?
Evacuation Alarm - What do I do?
Bomb Threat - What do I do?
Spills of Hazardous, Infectious or Quarantine Material
Emergency Stop Button
Needlestick, or other injury with human blood, other fluid or tissue
School Emergency Evacuation Plan - new version 4.1 May 2012
Map of MLS Assembly Area - Eastern End Santos Engineering Building
University HSW Handbook - Chapter 3.4 Emergency Management
During a Fire Emergency all instructions given to you by an Emergency Warden must be followed.
Make sure you know where the closest emergency exit is located and be familiar with the building layout. There are floor plans with escape routes, exit locations and designated assembly areas posted in the lift lobby of each floor.
If you discover a fire, smoky condition, or explosion, activate the fire alarm box. This is a small "in case of emergency, break glass" box that are in various prominent locations around the buildings. Notify your supervisor or manager immediately. If the fire alarm box is sounded, it will automatically instigate an evacuation of the building. There will be no warning alarm, the emergency system will go straight to evacuating the building.
It may be necessary to activate additional fire alarm boxes or shout the alarm if people are still in the building and the alarm has stopped sounding, or if the alarm does not sound at all. This can be done while exiting the building.
When the Evacuation Alarm sounds, the first thing you will hear is a BEEP BEEP. This is a warning only for you prepare yourself for an evacuation. If there is time, shut down any operating equipment such as compressed gas cylinders, gather your immediately available personal belongings and prepare to leave the building.
Outside of normal working hours, the alert and evacuation signals will operate automatically. On the evacuation signal, leave the building by the West stairwell unless circumstances prevent this.
If you have any equipment which needs to be switched off in emergency situations, or may present some problems in a fire, please inform the floor warden who will attend to the matter.
Everyone should proceed to their designated assembly area and await further instructions from the wardens.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM THE 1ST JAN 2011 UNTIL COMPLETION OF THE UNION BUILDING SITE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, THE ASSEMBLY AREA FOR THE MLS BUILDING IS THE EASTERN END OF THE SANTOS ENGINEERING BUILDING
Building occupations must NOT use elevators, the central stairwell or the loading bay doors as an escape route in the event of a fire unless circumstances render these the only safe routes of escape.
Threats can come in the following forms:
- Written Threat - if a bomb threat is received in writing. Report it to your supervisor. Keep any notes along with its envelope or container, avoid handling the article. Place in a plastic bag or envelope to protect any evidence such as finger prints etc.
- Telephone Threat - received over the phone. Follow the bomb threat checklist to get as much detail as you can and don't hang up the phone.
- Suspect Object - is any object found on the premises and deemed a possible threat by way of its characteristics, location and circumstances.
Once a bomb threat has been identified, the Chief Warden will will categorise the threat as either specific or non-specific. Specific threats are where there is detailed information about the device, where it was placed, its location etc. Non-specific threats are where there is little information about the device.
For more detailed information regarding bomb-threats and suspicious articles, read the Emergency Plan.
In each laboratory area there is an Emergency stop button; these are large red mushroom shaped buttons with a sign above, which says:
EMERGENCY USE ONLY
For Emergency isolation of
Gases and Compressed air.
Authorised re-setting of Switch is required.
These buttons enable us to isolate these services in an emergency. When the button is pressed, the services listed above are isolated for one half of a floor i.e. everything either east or west of the lift lobby.
There is only one CO2 supply system to each floor so the CO2 supply will cease for the whole floor.
Note: the electricity will not be cut to the blue (computer) power points.
Emergencies that would warrant the pressing of the Emergency Stop Button include (but are not limited to) electrocution, catastrophic electrical failure in a piece of equipment, a major water leak and rupture of a gas.
All incubators, freezers & fridges will be off until a technician resets the circuit breaker. Security must be requested to arrange this with the utmost urgency.
Between working hours (8:00 am – 5:30 pm):
The building administration area will receive an alarm and security will also inform us that this has occurred. After dealing with any human casualty, the person initiating the alarm should immediately contact one of the authorised “re-setters” in the department, they are:
Chris Cursaro (phone: 8325 1823)
Doug Pottrell (mobile: 0416 019 524)
John Mackrill (phone: 8303 5262)
The person you contact will assist you with the emergency, arrange the checking of the gas taps, resetting the switch and checking that all equipment is operating correctly.
After hours (5:30 pm – 8:00 am):
Security will report the alarm but the initiator of the alarm should contact security and report the specifics of the problem. If there is an emergency they will assist in obtaining aid. If it is an accidental push on the button, inform security. Security will arrange for one of our authorised re-setters to come to reset the systems.
- Contingency Back Up List
- List of Foreseeable Contingencies
- Contingency Plan for Power Outage – MLS Building - Review Date 30/01/2014
- After Hours "On Call" Roster - *as at - Nov2012*