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Faculty Health, Safety & Wellbeing

The Faculty of Health Sciences is committed to providing and maintaining the highest possible standard of health, safety and wellbeing for its employees and students while they are at work.

The Faculty recognises its duty of care under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA) and the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) which is to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable that employees, students and visitors, while at work within the University, are safe from injury and risks to health.

Emergency Contacts and Proecdures

If there is a life threatening emergency, phone 0 (000)

ECON (Emergency Control Organisation Network) Flow Chart

    Emergency Control Organisation Network (ECON)    
Designated First Aiders (DFAs)   Chief Warden / Deputy Chief Warden   Floor Wardens
Arrow   Arrow   Arrow
Senior First Aid (External)   Chief Warden Training (Chubb)   Warden Training Level 1 (Chubb)
    Warden Training - Level 2 (Fire Extinguisher). Held onsite after evacuation drills

Emergency Personnel Register (Fire Wardens)

In the Event of Fire / Smoke

1) ALERT other occupants in immediate danger.

2) Extinguish fire if trained and it is safe to do so. Contain the fire - close the door.

3) NOTIFY your Warden, Security and/or Fire Service.

4) FOLLOW directions given by your Warden.

5) EVACUATE the area using the nearest safest exit.

6) DO NOT use the lift.

7) PROCEED to designated Assembly Area.

Await instructions from the Wardens or Emergency Services at the Assembly Area. Do not re-enter building until instructed to do so.

Evacuation Procedure

1) Get your workplace ready to be left unattended - save data and shut down computers, turn off gas and electrical equipment.

2) Take personal belongings (keys, wallet, purse, etc).

3) Proceed via safest route to the Assembly Area.

4) DO NOT use lift.

5) Obey all directions from Wardens.

6) Await instructions from the Wardens or Emergency Services at the Assembly Area. Do not re-enter building until instructed to do so.

First Aid and CPR

  • For an up to date list of staff trained in first aid and CPR, please read the Staff First Aid and CPR information document.

Medical Emergency

On discovery of a person who requires immediate medical attention:

1) Call for assistance from others in the area.

2) Check for Danger in the area (eg electrical faults, dangerous objects).

3) Contact Ambulance Service. Advise location and nature of emergency (if known).

4) If trained, commence resuscitation or any other treatment warranted until help arrives.

5) Notify first aiders who work in the area.

6) Notify Campus Security.

7) Stay with person until help arrives.

Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences

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Barr Smith South
The University of Adelaide

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