Emergency and Crisis Management

Southern Cross University is committed to fostering a safe and welcoming environment for our students, staff and visitors. We take safety seriously and the University Emergency & Crisis Management Framework is a vital element in our planning for emergencies on our campuses.

Framework

Additional Plans

In situations where University staff and students are accommodated within another organisation (e.g. working at the Education Precinct in Coffs Harbour), compliance with the host organisation’s emergency procedures is expected.

Immediate response

In case of any emergency, firstly ensure your own safety before assisting others.

Any situation requiring immediate response from emergency services to preserve life or property, Southern Cross University recommends the following actions:

  1. Danger - Assess for danger to yourself and others;
  2. First aid - If applicable, deliver first aid to the best of your ability;
  3. Call 000;
  4. Call Security on:
    1. Lismore........................................... 02 6620 3333
    2. Gold Coast...................................... 02 6620 3333
    3. National Marine Science Centre.... 02 6659 3091
  5. Security will immediately:
    1. Attend on scene;
    2. Notify other emergency services as needed; and
    3. Advise Southern Cross University management.
  6. If you are a staff member, call and advise your supervisor;
  7. If your supervisor is not available call the WHS Manager on 02 6626 9143;
  8. Continue to assess and ensure your own safety.