Emergency management at UNSW

The University has a number of emergency management procedures and information specifically orientated to UNSW staff. These include:

  • Emergency response procedures and guidelines
  • Emergency forms
  • Emergency Control Organisations for every building. 

For further information, visit the UNSW Emergency Management website for staff click here. (zID and password required).

Emergency Control Organisations

Every building on the University campus has its own Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) to manage building evacuations or lockdowns. Each Emergency Control Organisation is made up of a Chief Warden, Deputy Chief Warden, Floor Wardens, Wardens and First Aid Officers.

Click here to familiarise yourself with the Emergency Control Organisation for your building.

Joining the team
If you wish to join an ECO team, click here to register your interest.

Emergency management training

Emergency management training is available to UNSW in the areas below. For further information, go to myUNSW, Staff Development@UNSW, Organisation and Staff Development Services. 

Warden Evacuation Training

This course is designed to the UNSW working environment and is suitable for all staff, post graduate students, and for Faculties/Schools who wish to train students in fire safety and the use of fire extinguisher correctly (recommended for areas of high risk using flammable/hazardous materials, cleaning staff, and security). 

„Chief Warden Training

This course is designed for Chief Wardens, Deputy Chief Wardens and Security, who need to be aware of the role of the emergency control structure, as well as to operate the EWIS systems. It deals with effectively managing potential safety hazards including fire alarms, emergency situations, bomb threats and building evacuations and lockdowns. It covers competencies required to maintain the safety aspect of premises and the subsequent impact on people. 

„Emergency Preparedness and Response

This course is designed to enable staff to respond and coordinate their team and cover the necessary actions to effectively evacuate their building, as per a CODE RED response to an emergency situation.

„Apply First Aid

This course is designed for staff who have been nominated as the designated First Aid Officer. This is a WorkCover approved course, and is nationally recognised by VETAB.