Emergencies can occur at any time for a variety of reasons, and the University has people, systems and processes in place to ensure they are handled efficiently and appropriately.
For emergencies where there is immediate danger and police, fire or ambulance is required call 000. Then call University Security on 8313 5444
Emergency procedures & information
Included below are important guides, documents and information that assist University staff and wardens with planning and responding effectively and appropriately to emergency situations. It includes critical documents and information including:
- Emergency procedure charts
- Warden manuals & the warden register
- Information on emergency stores
- Information on evacuation exercises and fire & emergency training.
General information on responsibilities during an emergency situation can be found in the HSW Handbook.
Emergency evacuation exercises help ensure that emergency procedures are satisfactory and are undertaken on direction of the building Wardens. All occupants of an area or building involved in the evacuation exercise must take part and a documented debrief must be undertaken by the Wardens following the exercise, to identify and correct any deficiencies in the procedure or its implementation. View the most recent Emergency Status Report (4 April 2022).
Exercises are scheduled by the University’s Emergency Management Contract Administrator in consultation with the Chief Warden, who must inform the Wardens and Department Managers of the pending exercise.
Warden emergency procedure manuals, forms and checklists
Warden Emergency Procedure Manuals
- Warden Emergency Procedure Manual 2020 (North Terrace)
- Warden Emergency Procedure Manual 2020 (Roseworthy)
- Warden Emergency Procedure Manual 2020 (Waite)
Emergency procedure charts (A3)
- Emergency procedure chart (North Terrace)
- Emergency procedure chart (Roseworthy)
- Emergency procedure chart (Waite)
Forms and checklists
Fire emergency training
Chief Wardens and Deputy Chief Wardens must attend a mandatory accredited Warden course every 2 years. The 1-day course deals with emergency situations that could arise out of fire, explosion, bomb threat, hazardous substance spillage and all evacuations.
Floor Wardens and Deputy Floor Wardens must attend mandatory fire and emergency training. This includes a 3.5 hour session (level 1) incorporating nationally accredited fire extinguisher training, and an annual 1-hour emergency evacuation session (level 2).
All Wardens attending training other than Level 2 require a Unique Student Identifier (USI), a reference number that creates a secure online record of recognised training and qualifications gained in Australia. USI’s are issued by the Federal Government and can be applied for online .
To book attendance at a Chubb Training Group nationally recognised Chief Warden, Warden or Extinguisher training session, please visit the Chubb Training enrolment website ctgenrol.com.au/university-of-adelaide or phone Chubb Training Group on 8400 6666.
The link provided takes you to Level 1 (Initial Training). Should staff require Chief Warden Training, then select the ‘SA Public Courses’ tab at the top of the page. The University of Adelaide staff members can bypass the payment options as all training is charged direct to Infrastructure Branch.
Emergency stores register