It is in your own interest to make sure you are aware of all procedures that should be taken in the event of an emergency, such as fire, explosion or chemical hazard. You should also be familiar with the use and location of all safety equipment such as fire extinguishers.
For specific information on what should be done in an emergency refer to the UNSW Emergency Procedures Flipchart which is located in all areas on campus.
Upon hearing a continuous alarm (fire alarm bell) or a request to evacuate the building, all occupants of the building must leave in an orderly manner by the nearest exit as detailed in the section below. In the case of an alarm, it should not be assumed that the alarm is being tested or has developed a fault. The Fire Wardens will coordinate evacuation. The Fire Wardens will ensure that all areas of the building have been evacuated and will inform Security about the evacuation.
During emergencies, designated Floor Wardens will direct able-bodied persons to assist persons with disabilities to leave the building or area in question. It is not expected that people with mobility problems should evacuate a building by staircase during an evacuation drill.
However, you are expected to participate in the drill if possible, for example, by using ramps where available or moving to a fire isolated staircase and waiting there until the alarm has ceased.
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device used when Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is suspected. The AED makes a diagnosis and provides useful information and instructions via a synthesised voice or visual prompts.