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1 Refresher Warden Training Emergency Control Organisation
2 Emergency Control Organisation HOUSEKEEPINGTraining Room Emergency Exits and Assembly AreasToilet LocationsMobile Phones – Please turn to Silent
3 Emergency Control Organisation WHY?2008 Building Fire Safety Regulation – to ensure persons can evacuate buildings safely and quickly if a fire or hazardous material emergency happensAS3745:2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ - provides guidance for the planning and implementation of an emergency control organisation (ECO) and effective emergency response procedures, covering emergency situations up until the appropriate emergency service arrives.
4 ONLINE TRAINING on EVACUATION PROCEDURES Emergency Control OrganisationONLINE TRAINING on EVACUATION PROCEDURESThis training has been designed to comply with the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 and as such it is a mandatory requirement for all staff members to undertake this training to ensure the University meets its legal obligations and ensures everyone’s safety.
5 ONLINE TRAINING on EVACUATION PROCEDURES Emergency Control OrganisationThe General Evacuation Instruction must be completed by all QUT staff:No later than 2 days after starting work at QUTNo later than 2 days after a person moves to a new work place on another floor or building at QUTONLINE TRAINING on EVACUATION PROCEDURES
6 ONLINE TRAINING on EVACUATION PROCEDURES Emergency Control OrganisationThe General Evacuation Instruction must be completed by all QUT staff:No later than 1 month after there is a material change to the physical layout to their workplace.Every 12 monthsONLINE TRAINING on EVACUATION PROCEDURES
7 Emergency Control Organisation WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY?Any other incident that threatens life or causes us to activate the QUT Emergency ProceduresFire Bomb Threat Letter Bomb Civil Disorder/ProtestToxic Emission Medical EmergencyCyclones EarthquakeBush Fire Severe StormWater Damage FloodTransport Accidents Industrial Accidents Hazardous SubstancesDeath on Campus
8 ECO ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES Emergency Control OrganisationThe primary role of ECO members is to ensure that life takes precedence over asset protection.Members are trained members of staff who take control whenever an emergency is declared to ensure the safe evacuation or containment of building occupants.ECO members are not: Fire Fighters, Bomb Technicians or Rescue Personnel.
9 ECO ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES Emergency Control OrganisationECO ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIESQUT staff who voluntarily perform formal Health & Safety roles are eligible to receive two additional days special leave per annumStaff must meet the eligibility requirements and perform therole for at least 9 months within a 12 month period in order to access the special leave.
10 ECO ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES Emergency Control OrganisationEligibility requirementsStaff must meet the following requirements to be eligible to access the special leave:WardensCompleted the ‘Appointment of Wardens’ formParticipated in drills or routine inspectionsProvided feedback and attended at least one of the two required Warden meetings
11 ECO ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES Emergency Control OrganisationOn becoming aware of an Emergency:Ascertain the nature of the emergency and determine the appropriate course of action for their level or area of responsibility in accordance with the QUT Emergency Procedures Manual.https://secure.qut.edu.au/fmd/qut/emergency_procedures.pdf
12 ECO ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES Responding to an Emergency:Assist with an evacuation, lock-down or shelter-in- place for their area of responsibility and advise the Chief Warden of the status using an appropriate method of communication for the building.Be identified by a red helmet, yellow safety vest and/or Warden ID card if it is safe to do so. (Visual Aids)Emergency Control Organisation
13 ECO ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES Emergency Control OrganisationECO ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIESResponding to an Emergency:Direct occupants in accordance with the QUT Emergency Procedures Manual and from instructions from the Chief/Deputy Chief Warden and Initial Response Team(s).(QUT Security, Emergency Combat Services; Fire, Ambulance, Police).This will include checking all rooms in your area (including toilets) for people.
14 ECO ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES Emergency Control OrganisationECO ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIESResponding to an Emergency:Will systematically evacuate, lock-down their area of responsibility as required and assist person(s) with disabilities.Report to the Chief/Deputy Chief Warden on completion of required activities, for further tasking if required.
15 ECO ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES Emergency Control OrganisationECO ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIESResponding to an Emergency:Ensure that following the “All Clear” from the Emergency Services, assist with the re-entry to the building and attend the debrief to identify and correct any deficiencies.ALLCLEAR!
16 WARDENS ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES Emergency Control OrganisationWARDENS ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIESMonthly Housekeeping:Required to undertake or as nominated by the Chief Warden the monthly Check List for your area. (Online)You are required to notify the Chief Warden of any refurbishments, staff relocations or office arrangements that may impact on the designated emergency exit routes.HousekeepingMonthlyChecklist
17 Emergency Control Organisation LOCAL PROCEDURESEach building develops their own Local Procedures in accordance with the QUT Emergency Procedures Manual.Local procedures should address local issues:Power FailureAir-conditioning ControlAlternate Assembly AreasAccess Control/Cardax doors/Secure areasNon Mechanical EvacuationsHousekeeping Procedures
18 Emergency Control Organisation LOCAL PROCEDURESLocal procedures should address local issues:Secondary Roles of WardensLocalised Training/Fire FightingPersonal Safety & Security ofPersonal propertyRenovation/Construction SitesEducate building occupants not to carry anyfood or beverages during emergencies
19 Emergency Control Organisation STAFF in CHARGEStaff in Charge of a Class/Work Area are responsible for the Safe Evacuation or Containment of that teaching or work space.Everybody has a Moral and Legal Responsibility. We all have a Duty of Care to ourstudents and staff.This is supported within the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 andFire & Rescue Service Act 1990
20 QUT EMERGENCY RESPONSES Emergency Control OrganisationQUT EMERGENCY RESPONSESThere are 2 responses to emergencies that are endorsed by QUTEVACUATION(Mechanical – Audible and Non-Mechanical - Silent)SHELTER IN PLACE
21 FIRE & EVACUATION Consider everyone’s SAFETY! Emergency Control OrganisationKnow your local building evacuation procedures, emergency exits and assembly areas. (There could be more than one)Control the Evacuation – Use clear concise language and hand signals.Control the movement through the corridors, building entries and fire stairs.Consider everyone’s SAFETY!FIRE & EVACUATION
23 BUILDING ASSEMBLY AREAS Emergency Control OrganisationBUILDING ASSEMBLY AREASEach QUT building has a designated Assembly Areas on campus.The Assembly Area is an open areaaway from a building and out ofthe way of respondingemergency vehicles and personnel.There may be more than one Emergency Assembly Area depending on the size of the building, type of evacuation event and the location of the exits.
24 NON-MECHANICAL EVACUATION Emergency Control OrganisationNON-MECHANICAL EVACUATIONThere could be an event on campus where audible alarms might not be used to evacuatepeople, such as civil disorder eventinside a building.When a Chief Warden is notified to evacuate the building ‘Non-mechanically’, it is at their discretion as to how they ascertain the validity of the order. QUT Security may provide assistance unless the Controller assumes their role.
25 NON-MECHANICAL EVACUATION Emergency Control OrganisationNON-MECHANICAL EVACUATIONWardens may consider sending runners or use alternate methods of advising building occupants.Respond in the way that will best protect your safety and those in your charge.Be firm and courteous with the message to “Evacuate”.In all events, remain calm and avoid confrontation.
26 Emergency Control Organisation SPECIAL NEEDS PERSONSQUT have emergency procedures in place to assist any person who may have a disability or impairment during an evacuation or containment. As a Warden, you mayneed to enlist the aid of another person to assist.If safe to do so, assemble in a safe place near a fire egress and wait until the level has been evacuated and relocate the person into the fire stair well. Report the circumstances to the Chief Warden immediately.
27 PERSONAL CONSIDERATIONS Emergency Control OrganisationPERSONAL CONSIDERATIONSWardens - Your Personal Emergency PlansPersonal Belongings – keys, wallet, purseAlternate transport arrangementsChild Collection/Primary Carer‘GO’ Pack – essential medication, personal first aid kit, contact details for immediate family, walking shoes, non perishable food: muesli bars, chocolate, sweets, water bottle, torch and small AM radio, etc
28 FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT Emergency Control OrganisationFIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENTThe primary functions of a fire alarm are to identify a developing fire emergency, indicate it’s location and alert QUT Security, the Fire Service and the building occupantsSignals from the system can automatically engage equipment to pressurise stairwells, shut down re-circulating air systems and to release hold- open devices on fire doors.This helps to confine any smoke to the fire floor and minimise danger to life and property.
29 FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT Emergency Control OrganisationFIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENTMANUAL CALL POINTS (MCPs)Manual Call Points (MCPs) are locatedthroughout QUT buildings.Some MCPs are openly displayed on walls but others are located behind well signed fire emergency doors.They can be found on escape routes at each door (inside or outside) to designated fire stairs
30 EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION DEVICES Emergency Control OrganisationEMERGENCY COMMUNICATION DEVICESEmergency Warning and Intercommunication Systems (EWIS) are fixed installations found in QUT buildingsThe EWIS provides audible, visual signalsand verbal public address throughouta building in emergency situations and it provides a means of communication between specific locations for the Wardens & Chief Warden in the building
31 EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION DEVICES Emergency Control OrganisationEMERGENCY COMMUNICATION DEVICESWarden Intercommunication Phones (WIP) are usedto communicate between Wardens andthe Chief Warden at the EWIS location (if Safe to do so)The WIP is Fire Engine Red in colour and located in specific locations in the buildingThe WIP cannot be used to communicate directly with other WIPs or phones.
32 FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT Emergency Control OrganisationFIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT‘First Attack’ fire fighting equipment is installed in QUT buildings. The installed items of fire fighting equipment are Fire Blankets, Fire Hose Reels and Fire Extinguishers and their locations are indicated on the evacuation diagram for your workplace.There are some buildings installed with fire suppression sprinklers
33 FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT Emergency Control OrganisationFIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENTFIRE EXTINGUISHERSMost Fire Extinguishers at QUT are ‘portable’ and are mounted on brackets at a convenient height on walls or vehicles.Only trained people should usethe appropriate extinguisher toextinguish a fire while it is still small and uncomplicated.
34 Emergency Control Organisation MEDIA CONTACTStaff and students should not make statements to the mediaIf contacted by the media, remain courteous, firm and direct them the Marketing and Communications Office or to SecurityDO NOT be drawn into any comment.
35 Emergency Control Organisation CALLING AN AMBULANCEOn advice from the Queensland Ambulance Service, the University community are requested that persons needing an ambulance in a serious situation should dial Triple Zero 000 (0 first from a QUT internal phone line) immediately.Notify QUT Security onTell the operator: Where, What, Why, Who, When and How.Consider everybody’s SAFETY
36 CONTACTS Tracey Brewer 80264 Grant Gordon 85590 Peter Borojevic 81468 Emergency Response CoordinatorTracey BrewerKelvin Grove Security SuperintendentGrant GordonGardens Point Security SuperintendentPeter BorojevicSecurity HelpdeskQUT EMERGENCY88888