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Emergency information

Emergency telephone numbers

Use these numbers if dialling from a College telephone (landline).

Emergency (Police, Fire and Ambulance)

ANU Security

Work Environment Group (WHS)

Health Service

Facilities and Services Division Help Desk


In a life threatening emergency dial 000.

When you call 000
(Triple Zero)

Police assistance when not an emergency

Police assistance line

Phone number: 131 444

Call this number if you require police assistance, but there is no immediate danger.

Crime Stoppers

Phone number: 1800 333 000

Call Crime Stoppers if you have information about a crime. You may remain anonymous.

Police Station

Your nearest Police station is:

16-18 London Circuit,
ACT 2601,
Phone: +61 2 6256 7777

The red telephones are WIPs (Warden Intercom Phones) and are for the sole use of wardens. If you are a warden, you will have had instruction on the use of these telephones.

Emergency procedures

For dangerous goods, fires, spills and leaks

  1. Only if safe to do so:
    Assist persons in immediate danger
  2. Raise the alarm:
    • Contact the building's Chief warden or Deputy Warden (see the tabs below).
    • Ring the Fire brigade, Police or Ambulance on 000 (mobile) or 0-000 (land line) and ANU security on 6125 2249 (mobile) or x52249 (land line).
  3. Restrict access and confine the danger area/s.
  4. Only if safe to do so:
    Attend to the emergency
  5. Evacuate to the nominated assembly area, remaining clear of the danger area.
  6. Remain at the assembly area untill the all clear is given by the ACT Fire brigade, the Chief Warden or ANU Security.

Download the Emergency Procedures poster (PDF 98KB) 

Chief Wardens

Ms Gail McNamara
Ms Gail McNamara

School Manager

Room 2035
PAP Moran Building
Phone: 612 59827

Responsible for Copland/Crisp/Moran buildings

 Linda Parker
Linda Parker

Senior Project Officer (Advancement and Engagement)

Room 2.26
CBE Building 26C
Phone: 612 56464

Responsible for CBE Building 26C

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Naoko Kagawa

School Administrator

School Services Area
Ground floor
HW Arndt Building 25A
Phone: x59844

Responsible for HW Arndt Building 25A

Deputy Wardens

Ms Julia Woodruff
Ms Julia Woodruff

School Manager

Room 1084
Crisp Building
Phone: 612 56696

Copland/Crisp/Moran buildings

Ms Donna Webster
Ms Donna Webster

School Manager

Room 4.47
CBE Building 26C
Phone: 612 54508

CBE Building 26C

Emergency warden procedures

Evacuation Exercises

Evacuation drills will be arranged by Chief or Deputy Fire Warden in conjunction with Heads of School. A complete evacuation exercise should be done at least once a year, to practice the emergency response procedure. A de-briefing is done by Emergency Control Organisation to identify any deficiencies in the procedures and Emergency Plan. Participation in these exercises will assist managers in meeting some of their obligations under the OH&S Act.

Evacuation Procedures

As a general rule, when an evacuation is initiated as a result of a genuine emergency situation or as a drill, the ECO should clear the building by directing staff, students and visitors to their designated assembly area as quickly and calmly as possible. ECO members should then report to the Building Chief Warden advising that their area is cleared, then move to their designated locations and await further instructions from the Building Chief Warden / Security or Emergency Services.

All other staff and students should report to and remain at the designated assembly area until the situation is cleared by the emergency services.

General Safety Requirements

It is recommended that you examine your site on a regular basis utilising the workplace inspection [2] checklist to ensure that:

  1. Corridors, aisles and walkways remain clear of obstructions.
  2. Exit doors remain clear and unlocked whilst the premises are occupied.
  3. Excess quantities of combustible materials are not permitted to accumulate anywhere on the premises.
  4. Extra care is taken in the use and the maintenance of heating equipment (ovens, kilns, hair dryers and heaters).
  5. There is not an accumulation of litter which may increase the danger of fire.
  6. Flammable liquids must be stored in Flammable Liquid Cabinet.
  7. The public address system is in working order.
  8. Fire and smoke doors are kept shut except during use; self-closing mechanisms are in operational order; doors close automatically and are not being held open with wedges or chocks.
  9. Fire stairs are kept clear at all times and are not used for storage
  10. All occupants are encouraged to observe the greatest care in the use of naked flames, matches, portable heaters, electrical appliances and other possible sources of ignition. Their immediate surroundings must be kept neat and tidy.
  11. Naked flames are not permitted for personal use e.g. Incense sticks or candles, aromatherapy materials etc. These items may be used for legitimate academic purposes, but must have a risk assessment completed.

General Building Information

Building Familiarity

Get to know your building e.g. the location of the gas or electricity shut off valves, who the occupants of the building are, where your emergency exits are located., how effective is the emergency lighting, what type of fire fighting equipment is available in the building.

Emergency Exits

Continuously illuminated exit signs identify emergency exit locations from all sections within the building. These lead directly or indirectly to an open space. (There are two types of exit signs directional with an arrow pointing in the direction of the exit and the exit sign above the actual exit door).

Emergency Lighting

Emergency lighting is installed in strategic places throughout the building. In the event of failure of the mains power supply, the emergency light will activate almost instantaneously and last for approximately 90 minutes.

Air Conditioning

Where a facility is equipped with a central air handling system, this system shall shut down when the fire alarm system activates. In general stand-alone split units are NOT connected to the fire alarm system.

Fire Safety Systems & Equipment

The University engages contractors to carry out statutory maintenance on all fire systems and equipment.


Testing schedule

Fire extinguishers

6 months

Fire detection


External fire hydrants

6 months

Fire hose reels

6 months

Sprinkler system


Evacuation Diagrams

5 years

Emergency Lighting

4 months

Fire Alarm

If the facility is equipped with an automatic fire detection and alarm system, then smoke and thermal detectors will be positioned strategically throughout the building as well as manual call points.

Activation of the automatic fire alarm system will:

  1. Notify the Fire Brigade and ANU Security control room;
  2. Sound the alarm throughout the building;
  3. Shut down air conditioning system and other types of services if required e.g. Gas.

Fire Fighting Equipment

Fire hose reels and portable fire extinguishers are located in easily identifiable locations throughout the building. Know their locations and their suitability for use on various types of fires e.g. electrical, flammable liquids and ordinary combustibles.

Please refer to portable fire extinguisher guide to determine the suitability for use on various types of fire.

Portable Fire Extinguisher Guide

Updated:   2 May 2018 / Responsible Officer:  CBE Communications and Outreach / Page Contact:  College Web Team