Emergency procedures

Earthquake response and evacuation procedures

1. During an earthquake, remain calm.

2. When the earthquake stops, remain inside and return to your previous activities unless:

If so evacuate the building and go to one of the designated assembly points listed below.

Christchurch - Madras Street campus:

I. Madras Street car park

II. Barbadoes Street car park

III. The grassed area between U Block and St Asaph Street.

Christchurch - Sullivan Avenue Campus:

Outside the Student Services Building (Ensors Road side)

Christchurch - Southern Campuses:

Assemble at your usual evacuation assembly points.

Staff are to ensure persons with mobility disabilities remain accompanied in a safe location, and Facilities Management are advised immediately so these persons can be safely removed from the building.

3. Information notices will be erected at the designated earthquake assembly points to provide advice

These will advise as to whether:

I. To resume business as usual and re-enter buildings or

II. The campus is closing in which case all students and non-critical staff must leave the effected campuses immediately

The decision to close campuses will be made by the CEO or delegate in conjunction with the Health and Safety Manager and will be conveyed to each assembly point.
In the event that communications with other campuses are not possible, Dennis Taylor or his delegate will make this decision concerning Sullivan Ave campus and Vikki Roadley concerning the southern campuses.

4. For those building occupants who have not evacuated, check the web site or Facebook where messages will be posted once a decision has been made to advise whether it is business as usual or if the campus in question is closed.

5. Should an event occur outside normal office hours, which necessitates the evacuation of a building, occupants of that building should not re-enter, but consider that building closed for the remainder of that day.

Fire response and evacuation procedures

Raising the fire alarm

To raise the alarm, please call 9 999 or 1 111 and advise details

Only attempt to put out a fire if it is safe to do so

When the alarm rings

Fire safety

When you are working or studying in an area please familiarise yourself with:

Reviewed 2016