Before a power outage occurs, be aware of what actions need to be taken if you need to evacuate, are stuck in an elevator or were busy working in a lab. Each scenario has a particular protocol which must be followed.
What about an emergency call on-campus using your mobile phone?
If you are faced with an emergency on-campus and are using your mobile phone to call for help, call 0800 823 637. This is the emergency Security number. Program this into your phone now.
Why call the emergency Security number and not 111?
Emergency Services can easily have trouble finding you on the campus. Security will: – Ask you for relevant details, such as your name, your contact number, nature of your emergency, incident location, etc.
– Call emergency services (if required)
– Attend the site with an Artificial External Defibrillator (AED) (if required) – all security staff are trained first responders
– Bring Health Centre Staff to the site (if required)
– Meet the emergency services at a designated place on campus and escort them to the scene of the incident.
If you are NOT on-campus and need to make an emergency call, call 111. You can call 111 on a mobile phone even if the phone is out of credit. See the Emergency services website for information on calling emergency services in New Zealand.