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Emergency Management

The Proctor's Office will assist with the response to any emergencies on Campus. The Office of Risk, Assurance and Compliance has overall responsibility for the emergency response from the University of Otago. Further information including the Emergency Management Plan and Policy can be found at

Emergency situations cover a very wide field of possible events that include (but are not limited to):

  • natural disasters such as flooding, earthquake or storms
  • hazardous substance leaks or spills
  • infrastructure failure of roads in and out of Dunedin
  • terrorism
  • violence
  • criminal activity and unrest

Any of the above has the potential to make the ongoing business of the University of Otago problematic at best.

An Incident Management Team has been selected from across the University and they undergo constant training and simulated exercises.

Contact information:-

Andrew Ferguson
Emergency and Business Continuity Coordinator

Office of Risk, Assurance and Compliance
University of Otago
PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
Phone: +64 3 479 4999
Mobile: 021 914 248