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 Fire Safety and First Aid

Main entrance to the University at night 

Fire Safety

Each floor of every University Building is required to have a Warden and Deputy Warden whose duty it is to see that people leave the building in the event of an emergency. Where the floor area is a large one, the area should be divided into two, with a Warden and Deputy Warden being responsible for each part.

Trial evacuations are to be held every 6 months in each building with fire alarms. Building Fire Wardens are responsible for organising trial evacuations in consultation with the Head of Department and with any other departments occupying the building. The Fire Service must also be informed but do not need to attend a drill.

If the fire alarm sounds when a lecture is in progress, the Lecturer or Tutor has the responsibility of ensuring that the theatre is vacated and checking any other rooms in their immediate area.

For further information contact

Nevan Trotter
Health & Safety Advisor
Tel 64 3 479 5389
Email nevan.trotter@otago.ac.nz

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First Aid

A person qualified in First Aid must be appointed in every University Department. The minimum qualification is a Workplace First Aid Certificate (16 hour course) which is revalidated every two years.

The provision of First Aid supplies is the responsibility of the Department. First Aid supplies must be checked and replenished regularly.

A University if Otago Accident/Incident form must be completed in the event of all injuries or potentially harmful situations to members of staff, students, contractors and visitors.For further information contact

Nevan Trotter
Health & Safety Advisor
Tel 64 3 479 5389
Email nevan.trotter@otago.ac.nz

or

Ms Cath Logan
Occupational Health Nurse
Tel 64 3 479 5034
Email cath.logan@stonebow.otago.ac.nz