Safety Information for Visitors

Visitor

Thank you for visiting the Deakin University Emergency Management web site. If you are planning a visit to any of our campuses, below are some guidelines for your safety.

 


Your Personal Security

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.

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. The new VOIP phones have this 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.



Building Evacuations

Most buildings have two-tone emergency sirens.

  • On hearing an alert signal (beep-beep sound): lock workstations, secure valuables, stand by and await instructions   from a warden. If no wardens are present then evacuate via the nearest safe exit.
  • On hearing the evacuation siren (whooping sound): evacuate in an orderly manner obeying any directions from wardens. Evacuate to the relevant assembly area as directed by wardens (wearing a red, yellow or white helmet). Do not leave the assembly area until you are instructed to by emergency services or a warden.

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.

  • On hearing the fire alarm bell: evacuate in an orderly manner obeying any directions from wardens. Evacuate to the assembly area. Do not leave the assembly area until you are instructed to by emergency services or a warden.

If there is a fire

  • As soon as you find or suspect a fire, close doors to confine the spread of smoke and fire .
  • Warn other occupants on the floor or in the building.
  • Operate a fire alarm if the building has manual fire alarms.
  • Phone Security on 222 or if not available 000.
  • If the Emergency Control Organisation has not taken control of the situation, evacuate the building.
  • If evacuating, go to the nearest stairway or exit. Close the door behind you. Do NOT use an elevator.
  • If the nearest exit is blocked by heat, fire or smoke, stay low and go to another exit.
  • Assemble in area away from the building. Do not re-enter the building until permitted so by emergency personnel. Do not leave the area until you are instructed to by emergency services or a warden.

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 Student & Visitor prompt (49KB) for your future reference.

 

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

16th February 2011