HSC HISTORY STUDY DAYS - RISK ASSESSMENT

VENUE AND SAFETY INFORMATION FOR SCHOOL EXCURSIONS TO THE HSC HISTORY STUDY DAYS

VENUE NAME The University of Sydney
LOCATION Campus Map:

http://db.auth.usyd.edu.au/directories/map/largemap00a.html

Getting to the University of Sydney:

http://sydney.edu.au/visitors_community/getting_here/public_transport.shtml

Preferred pedestrian routes:

http://sydney.edu.au/facilities/images/security/safemap1.gif

Parking at the University of Sydney:

http://sydney.edu.au/visitors_community/getting_here/parking.shtml

GENERAL CAMPUS SAFETY INFORMATION

Personal safety on campus

http://sydney.edu.au/current_students/student_services/safety.shtml

On campus traffic hazards

The University has an internal traffic speed limit of 25 km per hour.
School groups are required to cross roads at the designated pedestrian crossings and assemble in areas away from roads and other vehicle traffic.

VENUE ACCESS & SUPERVISION

Access to University facilities

The guests (teachers and students) associated with this event are only permitted to access the booked venues and the public spaces of the University.

Hazardous areas

Areas displaying the·“Authorised entry only” signage contain specific hazards. No person is permitted to enter these spaces without permission and direct supervision by the University supervisor of the area.
To view "Authorised Entry Only" signage
click here

Supervision requirements

Direct supervision of students must be provided by the participating schools at all times. Students must arrive on campus and leave the campus with their school group.

Student behaviour

Disruptive students may be asked to leave the venue or University, with teacher supervision.

Venue room capacities

All University venues have specific maximum room capacity and must not be exceeded. No one is permitted to sit or stand on the stairs or passageways within lecture theatres.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

What to do in an Emergency

http://sydney.edu.au/whs/emergency/index.shtml

Evacuation Plans & Emergency Signage

Download evacuation plans for venues that may be used during the HSC History Study Days click here

This includes an explanation of the alarm tones and the generic emergency instructions for those buildings. The staff leading each session must be familiar with the emergency procedures for the venue and take responsibility for directing the participants as required.

Contact details for the Chief Wardens for each building are available from the following webpage:

http://sydney.edu.au/whs/emergency/wardens.shtml

First Aid

First aid procedures are in place at the University http://sydney.edu.au/whs/emergency/firstaid.shtml

Contact the Security Patrol (Phone. 9351-3333) for assistance.

University Health Service

http://sydney.edu.au/health-service/services/index.php

Incident Reporting

Any incidents that occur during or in association with the event must be reported to Security Patrol (Phone. 9351-3333).

INSURANCE

The University holds public liability insurance.

POTENTIAL RISKS

Examples

  • Crossing main roads
  • Fire
  • Trips and falls

Control Strategies

Refer to "General Campus Safety Information", "Venue Access & Supervsion" and "Emergency Procedures" detailed above.

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