Emergency information

Emergency response – University emergency management framework

The management framework for emergency response is explained in the Campus emergency response plans. The plans detail; the roles of emergency staff, emergency management teams and communication strategies.

Emergencies may impact the availability of staff.  The document below details management of staff during a crisis.

Managing Staff During Crisis Situations 2016 v6_1.pdf  

What to do in an emergency

The immediate actions of what to do in common emergencies is available from printed colour flip charts which are available on each campus. The University wide flip chart can be down loaded below:

Flip Chart 2014

Communication in a Major Emergency

Each campus has an emergency operations team. The university will communicate, via the website, Facebook, twitter and Ping. Refer to emergency Management pages for details. 

Emergency Supplies

Each campus has some civil defence supplies located according the nature of risk on each campus. The University does not stock emergency food.

The locations are as follows;

More detailed information is available via the following links:

Below are steps you can take to prepare for an emergency.

Personal emergency preparedness

There are practical matters you can do right now to keep yourself safe and improve your preparedness for any emergency: These are:

  • Ensure your emergency backpack is stocked and “ready to go”. The bright orange backpacks contain emergency information. Staff are encouraged to add their own emergency items to the backpack for their personal use at work and to use the information provided in the backpacks to develop emergency plans at home. The powerpoint presentation will give you some ideas of what to put in your bag. 

The Massey Earthquake Preparedness clip (4.36) can be used to reinforce “Drop Cover Hold".

Earthquakes and after shocks can be distressing for staff and their families. The mental health foundation website has some excellent material designed for work and home to help you and your colleagues deal with any anxiety.

After the Kaikoura Earthquake of November 2016, Sarb Johal Associate Professor at Massey Joint Centre for Disaster Research, talked to the staff about dealing with any emotional effects the earthquakes may have on people.  You can listen to Sarb's podcast here 

Lecturers Student Induction:

A lecturer has a legal duty to ensure the safety of the students in their class. Every lecturer at the start of each semester and summer school must show this presentation to students. You should know what to do and where to assemble for each kind of emergency. Staff are expected to convey emergency information to students, visitors or new colleagues. Campus specific presentations for students are available on the OneMassey Health, Safety and Wellbeing page under Training & Induction:

You will need to supplement the presentations with evacuation assembly point information for the room you give the presentation in. The information is displayed near each fire alarm call point in university buildings.

In each lecture room and in major buildings there should be a flip chart that contains essential information on what to do in various kinds of emergencies. You should be familiar with these, especially if you are in charge of visitors or students in that place when an emergency occurs.

A lecturer that teaches from various campuses should ensure they are familiar with each campus emergency procedures.

Information on hazardous chemicals

Access to safety data sheets on chemicals and what to do in emergency situations such as a spill, accidental poisoning. Available to Massey staff and students.

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