Severe storms / flood

Storms

  • Remain in the building (if it is safe and secure) and keep clear of windows.
  • In multi-storey buildings, move to the lower floors.
  • In all buildings, shelter under desks or similar structures that offer protection.
  • Follow the instructions of relevant emergency services personnel and campus security/emergency response personnel.
    • Evacuate the building only if instructed to do so by emergency services personnel or campus emergency control personnel, and assist with the evacuation of disabled occupants.
  • If evacuation is ordered, move to the nominated evacuation assembly area, and do not leave the evacuation assembly area until advised to do so.
  • When declared safe by an authorised person, return to the building.
  • Assess the extent of any damage and commence the salvage of documents, fittings and other assets. Keep a photographic record of any damage.
  • Complete and submit an incident report.
  • Notify the Insurance Office of the extent of any damage.
  • If an insurance claim is to be made, do not undertake removal, rectification, repair or replacement of damage until authorised by the Insurance Office.

Flooding

  • Remain in the building (if it is safe and secure) and keep clear of building access points.
  • Be aware of the danger of ceiling collapse if roof spaces become flooded.
  • Follow the instructions of relevant emergency services personnel and campus security/emergency response personnel.
  • Evacuate the building only if instructed to do so by emergency services personnel or campus emergency control personnel, and assist with the evacuation of disabled occupants.
  • If evacuation is ordered, move to the nominated evacuation assembly area, and do not leave the evacuation assembly area until advised to do so.
  • When declared safe by an authorised person, return to the building.
  • Assess the extent of any damage and commence the salvage of documents, fittings and other assets. Keep a photographic record of any damage.
  • Complete and submit an incident report.
  • Notify the Insurance Office of the extent of any damage.
  • If an insurance claim is to be made, do not undertake removal, rectification, repair or replacement of damage until authorised by the Insurance Office.

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