Work Health and Safety (WHS)

The Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI) is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace environment for their staff, students and visitors.

In case of an emergency 

In the event of a life threatening emergency contact Police/Ambulance/Fire on 0-000. 

Please be sure to dial the first 0 to make calls external to the University.

If safe to do so, note and report the incident to ANU security on 612 52249, an emergency warden or your supervisor.

An Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) is located in level 1 of Hanna Neumann Bldg #145 (For further advice with regard to location of AEDs on campus please see the map at this link Campus AED Locations.)

The Emergency flip chart provides a quick reference guide to effective action in the event of an emergency. (Please note that the alarms in the HN Bldg are designed to go to immediate evacuation alarm)

In case of fire

  • Do not use the lifts
  • Use the fire stairs only (do not use the main, open stairs in the HN Bldg)
  • Feel doors for heat before you open them - if hot, do not open
  • Close doors behind you, but do not lock them
  • Always follow the instructions of the emergency wardens
  • Take your personal possessions such as wallets, keys, mobile devices and handbags with you
  • Make your way to the designated evacuation assembly point and wait for further instructions
    • Assembly Point is is grassy area between the Hancock Library and the HN Bldg
  • Be aware of the layout of the floor the location of all exits points, fire fighting equipment and red phones. This information is located in each level. Be aware of all procedures - further information can be found at the Fire Safety page of the ANU Facilities & Services Division.

If medical attention is necessary

  • In an emergency where urgent medical attention is necessary always call an Ambulance - call 000
  • Cost/payment of Ambulance can be discussed at a later date
  • Staff should not drive colleagues to the hospital
  • Individual’s emergency contact should be contacted in any event where emergency services are not required.

Governance

MSI is part of the joint Science General WHS Committee. This Committee is scheduled to convene four times a year. Dr Jim Borger and Mandy Gordon represent the MSI. WHS Governance Framework, agendas and minutes are available via the MSI intranet. Kelly Wicks is the MSI Health and Safety Representative (HSR) and represents the interests of staff and contributes to WHS matters.

Health & Safety Representatives

Building custodians

Fire wardens

First Aid Officers