Emergency Procedures

In the event of an emergency it is important that you remain calm and follow the procedures outlined below. It is also important to make yourself aware of these procedures ahead of time. An emergency is not the best time to be learning about any emergency procedures. Take the time to read these pages and familiarise yourself with important points, like nearest fire extinguishers, your closes emergency exit, etc. Return to these pages occasionally to re-familiarise yourself and make sure your family and housemates also are aware of these pages.

Emergency Evacuation

Emergency Assistance Required (Police, Fire, Ambulance)

1 Wiltshire Drive, Kew, Victoria

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

 To be read in conjunction with Evacuation Diagrams

 EVACUATION PROCEDURES

Upon hearing the alarm (whoop-whoop) or when directed by emergency services personnel:

  • Prepare to evacuate.

  • Get your unit ready to be left unattended. Shut down computers; turn off gas and electrical equipment, if safe to do so.

  • For fire, close the doors as you go – do not lock them.

  • Assist any person in immediate danger.

  • Leave the building via the nearest safe route.

  • Obey all directions from wardens.

  • Move calmly to the closest assembly area as displayed on Evacuation Diagrams or other advised area and stay there until the All Clear has been given.

  • Follow closely the instructions of emergency services personnel.

  • Wait for the OK to re-enter the building.

FIRE

  • Ring 000 and provide details of the fire.

  • Assist any person in immediate danger, only if safe to do so.

  • If safe to do so, close doors to minimise spread of the fire - do not lock them.

  • Attack the fire only if safe to do so.

  • Contact nearest warden and follow their directions.

  • Assist with the evacuation of mobility impaired occupants.

  • Move to the nominated closest evacuation assembly area, and stay there until the All Clear has been given.

  • Follow closely the instructions of emergency services personnel and campus wardens.

MEDICAL EMERGENCY

Assess the situation:

  • Do not move a casualty unless they are exposed to a life threatening situation.

  • In extreme emergency situations contact the ambulance service by dialling 000 and advise location on the site.

  • Arrange for the ambulance to be met at the front gate or other nominated area.

  • A defibrillator is located inside the main entrace if needed. Follow the instructions on this page.
  • Remain with the casualty and administer first aid as appropriate until assistance arrives.

  • Follow closely the instructions of emergency services personnel and campus wardens.

CIVIL DISTURBANCE

  • Keep well clear of the disturbance and do not say or do anything that may encourage irrational behaviour.

  • Consider “locking down” the building to prevent unauthorised entry.

  • Follow closely the instructions of emergency services personnel or police.

  • Evacuate the building only if instructed to do so by emergency services personnel or police.

ATTACK OR ARMED THREAT

  • Keep well clear of the intruder and do not say or do anything that may encourage irrational behaviour.

  • Notify police on 000.

  • Note as many details as possible.

  • Follow closely the instructions of emergency services personnel and police.

  • Evacuate the building only if instructed to do so by emergency services personnel or campus wardens.

  • Stay clear of windows.

PERSONAL PREPARATION

  • Know the location of emergency exits in your building.

  • Plan an escape route from your unit to each exit, share this with other occupants.

  • Familiarise yourself with the location of any break glass fire alarms in your building.

  • Note the location of fire extinguishers.

  • Familiarise yourself with the identity and location of the first aid kits.

FIRST AID KITS are located:

Building/Room No/Area

Main Office

Caretakers Shed

Assembly Points

Fire – As per Evacuation Diagrams

Other incidents – As per Evacuation Diagrams

Or follow the instructions of emergency services personnel or police

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Your personal safety is the most important factor in an emergency

Date of preparation 1st of October 2016

Location

Willsmere is located at Wiltshire Drive (access via Yarra Boulevard), Kew VIC 3101