Aftershock Procedures: First Semester 2011 - Emergency Management - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Aftershock Procedures

Key Messages

  • Drop, cover, hold.
  • Do not try to move while the ground is shaking.
  • If outside – stay outside, do not enter buildings or facilities. Take shelter clear of buildings, trees, power lines or other potential hazards.
  • When shaking has stopped, and or fire alarm has activated, evacuate building immediately if inside. If outside, go to the nearest holding area or Ilam Fields if it is safe to do so.
  • Follow UC staff instructions.
  • Await instructions from UC Security or Emergency Personnel.

DO NOT pass back through campus.
DO NOT isolate yourself, stay with others.

Maps: evacuation and assembly points

Make sure you know the Evacuation Procedures for all venues you attend. You will see Emergency Procedure boards in all UC facilities. Please read and understand the emergency procedures relating to each venue.

emergency procedures boards

Responsibilities for people who are teaching in University spaces

Responsibilities for wardens

  • Emergency event on campus
    Extn: 6111 (campus landline)
    Direct Dial:  0800 823 637 or 364 2111
  • Emergency Services (Police, Fire, Ambulance)
    Dial: 111 (from any phone)
  • UC Security (non emergency)
    Extn: 6888 (campus landline)
    Direct dial: 364 2888
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