Emergency internal threat procedure

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Emergency internal threat procedure


For all campus emergencies call 5430 1168 or Ext 1168.

If required, DIAL 000 for Emergency Services.

Internal emergency action
  1. Quickly assess the situation and raise the alarm by calling SafeUSC (Ext 1168).
  2. Follow directions of SafeUSC personnel.
  3. Follow the standard procedures listed below for the type of emergency.
Power failure
  1. Assist any person in immediate danger, only if safe to do so.
  2. If practicable, and only if safe to do so, secure any activity or process that many become hazardous or suffer damage if left unattended as a consequence of a power failure.
  3. On instruction to evacuate the building, immediately cease all activity and secure personal valuables.
  4. Act in accordance with the directions given by ECO and SafeUSC personnel evacuate the building immediately to the nominated evacuation assembly area and assist with the evacuation of disabled occupants.
  5. Limit use of mobile telephones and encourage others to do the same.
  6. Do not leave the evacuation assembly area until advised to do so.
Hazardous substance spill/leak
  1. DO NOT touch suspect material or put yourself at risk.
  2. Remove anyone in immediate danger, only if safe to do so.
  3. Do not allow other people in the area.
  4. Call SafeUSC (Ext 1168).
  5. If applicable, commence hazardous substance spill/leak procedure.
  6. Set up an isolation area appropriate to the nature of the spill.
Biological agent release
  1. Do not disturb item.
  2. If spilt, do not try to clean it up or brush it from clothing.
  3. Contact SafeUSC (Ext 1168).
  4. If applicable commence biohazardous spill/leak procedure.
  5. Prevent other people from entering the area.
  6. Stay where you are–help will come to you.

Always refer to Emergency communications in the event of an emergency for latest announcements.

Go to Emergency procedures for other procedures or Safety and Security for general information.

* (ECO) Emergency Control Organisation

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