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Thank you for visiting the Deakin University Emergency Management web site for staff. You will find some important information for your safety in the event of a threat or an emergency here. Please take a few minutes to read this information carefully.
If you need first aid assistance, most areas have local first aiders.
Security Officers are also trained first aiders and have access to defibrillators for use in heart attacks. Security can be contacted on 222 on University phones or by calling 1800 062 579.
First aiders are trained to treat minor injuries or illness and in the case of serious injury or illness, provide initial care until medical aid arrives.
Medical assistance should be sought in the event of a serious injury or illness directly through 000: dial 0, then 000. Please advise Security immediately if an ambulance is called or a defibrillator is required.
Your personal safely is very important to us.
There may occasions where you may be subject to threats. In these situations it is important to know what to do – at its simplest this means contacting Security on 222 from internal phones or on 1800 062 579.
Deakin University tries, so far as practicable, to make its campuses safe and secure for all. All campuses are patrolled by security officers, 24 hours per day, seven days per week. On all campuses, Security may be reached by internal phone on 222 or on 1800 062 579. The VOIP phones have 222 as a speed dial option. The full numbers are:
|Melbourne Campus at Burwood||(03) 9244 6222|
|Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds||(03) 5227 2222|
|Warrnambool Campus||(03) 5563 3222|
|Geelong Waterfront Campus||(03) 5227 8222|
It is strongly recommended that you store the appropriate number above on
your mobile phone. Further details can be found on the Deakin
Security web site.
For more information on your personal security at work, please visit the OHS website.
If you are a staff member, there may be instances when you are working late into the night.
Security will provide escorts to car parks and public transport pick up points ON CAMPUS if they are contacted.
There are also a number of measures you can take to improve your personal safety and security at night:
Most buildings have two-tone emergency sirens.
Note: Most automatic alarms will change from alert to evacuate automatically after 3 minutes.
Regardless of anything else, you must evacuate when the evacuation siren sounds
Some smaller buildings have a fire bell.
If you find a fire there is always the temptation to fight it personally. However your first priority must be to confine the fire, raise the alarm and safely evacuate the building. Do not fight the fire unless you have had specific recent training in the use of extinguishers and have backup present.
Alternatively, you may wish to download the Emergency Procedures (53KB) for your future reference.