Health and Safety

COVID-19 return to campus and WHS Management System documents for CBE staff

Please visit this page to view:

  • CBE Safety Guideline and protocols for return to campus
  • WHS Hazard and Risk assessments for COVID-19 Return to Campus – Office Based Work (CBE, RSA, RSE, RSFAS, and RSM versions)
  • WHS Hazard and Risk assessments for COVID-19 Return to Campus – Teaching and Fieldwork (CBE, RSA, RSE, RSFAS and RSM versions)
  • Local WHS Plans
  • Local WHS Training Plans, and
  • Static Risk Assessment Registers

In case of 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 near the Designated Resting Area on level 1 of CBE Building 26C. (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 CBE are designed to go to immediate evacuation alarm - not the alert alarm as stated in the flip chart.)

In case of fire

  • Do not use the lifts
  • Use the fire stairs only (do not use the main, open stairs in CBE Building 26C)
  • 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 for Copland/Crisp/PAP Moran and Arndt precinct buildings is the courtyard/quadrangle next to the Copland and Crisp Buildings
    • Current Assembly Point for CBE Building 26C is in front of the Arndt Building on Kingsley Street
  • Be aware of the layout of the floor the location of all exits points, fire fighting equipment and red phones. 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.

CBE WHS staff

If you have any work health safety concerns please send an email to, or contact the college's WHS and Facilities Officer or WHS Consultant:

Kerrie Lawrence

WHS Consultant
Telephone: 612 57754

Geordie McGuiness

WHS & Facilities Officer
Telephone: 612 57335

Health & Safety Representatives

Health and Safety Representatives have wide ranging powers under the legislation to promote the health and safety at work of people in their designated work group (DWG). Broadly these powers are: 

  • Represent the workers in the DWG in matters relating to work health and safety
  • Monitor the measures taken by the University or the University’s representative in compliance with the Act in relation to workers in the DWG
  • Investigate complaints from members of the DWG relating to work health and safety
  • Inquire into anything that appears to be a risk to the health or safety of workers in the DWG, arising from the conduct of the University
  • Initiating emergency stop work procedures (if trained)
  • Issue Provisional Improvement Notices (PIN) (if trained)
Grant Pearson

Grant Pearson
Student Administrator

Telephone: 6125 6113


Mr Mikheal Meece

Mr Mikheal Meece
Student Services Officer

Telephone: 6125 3807


Ms Devyani Gupta

Ms Devyani Gupta
Student Administrator

Telephone: 6125 5899

Dr Andrew Hughes

Dr Andrew Hughes
MBA Convenor

Telephone: 6125 4872

Report an incident

ANU staff have a duty of care to ensure that all injuries or near misses are reported.

To report an incident, hazard or near miss:

1. Log in to Figtree

(or a Quick Link is available in HORUS)

2. Complete an incident, hazard or near miss notification.

Stay Safe on Campus with the ANU OK app

The University has launched a free app to help students and staff remain safe on campus.

It provides quick and easy access to security and essential services in case of an emergency.

ANU OK is available for free download:

The Key features of ANU OK are direct access to:

  • ANU security
  • All Emergency Services
  • Safety Escorts
  • Campus Community Forum
  • Support, Counselling and health 
  • Legal, financial and Housing advice 
  • Lost and found items
  • Life on campus tips 
  • Academic support