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Security, Safety and Emergencies

The CIT expects students to comply with the Work Health and Safety policies, procedures and guidelines, and to conduct themselves in a safe manner and not place themselves or others at risk.

The CIT is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for its staff, students, contractors and visitors in accordance with the Work Health and Safety Arrangements Policy. The policy provides information and resources to enable all those working within the CIT carry out their WHS responsibilities. All students should review the policy; the policy is available on the CIT website at http://cit.edu.au/policies

All staff, students, contractors and visitors are expected to:

  • comply with the Work Health and Safety Arrangements Policy
  • conduct all research and teaching in a safe manner that ensures no harm can come to other persons, property or the environment
  • cooperate with CIT in the development, implementation and maintenance of safe working procedures and practices
  • participate in all levels of training programs immediately report hazards and incidents
  • actively participate in sustaining the safety culture at CIT.

Personal Security and Emergency Contacts

Phone 131 444 and ask for the Police or call Security on 133 277 if threatened.

Students studying the CIT Bachelor of Games and Virtual Worlds at the AIE in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney should contact the Police in their state or contact the AIE counter staff.

Emergency Phones

Emergency phones are available on every CIT campus. See the campus maps for their location.

Did you know…

000 is the emergency number within Australia for Police/Fire/Ambulance. To call this number from within CIT you need to dial 0 then 000.

  • Police 000
  • Ambulance 000
  • Fire Brigade 000
  • Mobile Phones, 112 is the number you dial for emergency when using a mobile phone. 112 can also be dialed in any network coverage area even without the presence of a SIM card or having the PIN number for the phone.
  • CIT Security 1300 721 238
  • Police Attendance Line 131 444
  • Poisons Information Line 131 126

Your personal security is important

  • Be aware of your surroundings and use your intuition to recognise dangerous situations.
    • - Assess the risks you take each day and have a safety plan that will help you get out of trouble. Think about what you would do if you felt threatened.
    • - Be prepared to scream or shout if you feel threatened or are attacked.
  • When you are socialising, do not drink too much; a clear head makes wise decisions about personal safety.
  • If you have felt threatened or have been hurt, report the incident to your teacher or any CIT staff member.
  • Ensure that you have all emergency numbers available in case you need to call someone.
  • Avoid isolated places particularly at night. Walk only on lit walkways and avoid shrubs and trees. Do not take short cuts.
  • Be alert and walk purposefully. Confidence deters attackers. Walk with a friend or stay with a group or walk closely to someone going in the same direction.
  • Be wary of strangers.
  • If you feel you are being followed change your direction and go to a place where there are other people. Report all incidents to the Campus Manager.

Your personal security is important

  • Be aware of your surroundings and use your intuition to recognise dangerous situations.
    • - Assess the risks you take each day and have a safety plan that will help you get out of trouble. Think about what you would do if you felt threatened.
    • - Be prepared to scream or shout if you feel threatened or are attacked.
  • When you are socialising, do not drink too much; a clear head makes wise decisions about personal safety.
  • If you have felt threatened or have been hurt, report the incident to your teacher or any CIT staff member.
  • Ensure that you have all emergency numbers available in case you need to call someone.
  • Avoid isolated places particularly at night. Walk only on lit walkways and avoid shrubs and trees. Do not take short cuts.
  • Be alert and walk purposefully. Confidence deters attackers. Walk with a friend or stay with a group or walk closely to someone going in the same direction.
  • Be wary of strangers.
  • If you feel you are being followed change your direction and go to a place where there are other people. Report all incidents to the Campus Manager.

Personal Property

  • Do not leave your wallet, bag or purse, or other items of property unattended or unsecured.
  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. Carry your bag or purse close to you.
  • Avoid placing your bag or purse on the floor when in a public toilet cubicle.
  • Personal Identification Number (PIN) must not be shared and kept secure. Mark your personal property clearly.
  • Report all thefts to the Campus Manager and to the police or if studying in Adelaide, Sydney or Melbourne to the AIE staff and Police in your State.
  • For lost/found property items, check with your Campus Manager or CIT Student Services on your campus.
  • All lost and stolen CITCards must be reported immediately to the CIT Student Services on any campus. If you find a CITCard please hand it into any CIT Student Services.
  • The Canberra Institute of Technology accepts no liability for any loss or damage of personal property on CIT grounds.

Public Telephones and Public Transport

  • Know where the public telephones are on campus. Check the campus maps.
  • Always carry correct change or a phone card for a phone call. You may need to call a taxi, friend or family member if you are stranded.
  • When using a public phone, turn your back to the phone and look outwards, always keeping a clear view of your surroundings.
  • Know your bus timetable to avoid long waits.
  • For information about bus timetables contact ACTION on 131 710 or visit the ACTION website at www.action.act.gov.au
  • If you are a CIT student studying at the AIE in Melbourne the Melbourne Trams and Buses are located on St Kilda Road.
  • Wait in an open, populated area where you are visible to the bus or taxi driver.

Vehicle Security

  • Park in a well-lit, busy area where possible. Do not leave valuables in your car.
  • Always lock your car.
  • Walk confidently to or from your car with your keys held ready to open the door.
  • Check the back seat or hatch for intruders before getting into your vehicle. Report any incidents to the Campus Manager.

Student Responsibilities for Health and Safety

In addition to the student responsibilities outlined earlier, there are specific student responsibilities for health and safety.

You must:

  • Ensure that you do not take any action that creates a risk or increases an existing risk to the health and safety of other persons within a CIT workplace or learning environment.
  • Ensure that appropriate personal protective apparel is worn such as footwear, eye and hand protection.
  • Use equipment in accordance with instructions provided.
  • Protect yourself from any overuse injuries by breaking repetitive work with non-repetitive tasks, exercises or short rest breaks, e.g. you will need to take frequent short breaks to relieve the
    strain associated with keyboarding.
  • Take reasonable precautions to protect yourself and others by not attending classes when you are aware that you have a cold or other infectious disease. If you have been diagnosed as
    suffering from an infectious disease you must advise a CIT member of staff.
  • Not willfully interfere with or misuse items or facilities provided in the interest of health, safety and welfare of CIT employees and students.
  • Follow CIT's Non-Smoking Policy and do not smoke anywhere on a CIT campus.
  • Cooperate with CIT such that it is able it to fulfill its health and safety responsibilities.
  • Be aware of hazardous materials or suspicious items, e.g. a syringe or abandoned parcel, on a CIT campus. If you come across such an item you must notify or ask a staff member to notify the Campus Management Office.

Health and Safety Officers

Staff occupying Health and Safety roles at CIT can be identified by the different coloured lanyards (neck strap). Please familiarise yourself with the different colours and roles:

Red baseball caps with WARDEN - Emergency Warden

Green lanyard - First Aid Officer

Emergency Information

Emergency Information Noticeboards

These noticeboards are in all buildings and classrooms and contain information on:

  • who to contact in the case of an emergency
  • emergency evacuation procedures
  • first aid officers.

Emergency Evacuation Procedures

You will find these procedures on every floor.

  • CIT Bruce Evacuation Plan
  • CIT Fyshwick Evacuation Plan
  • CIT Reid Evacuation Plan

When you hear the standby alarm (fast beeping beep, beep) prepare to evacuate.

When you hear the evacuation alarm (long whooping whoop, whoop) a verbal message stating "emergency" and "evacuate now" will sound.

Please follow the procedures below.

  • Leave the building immediately by the nearest emergency exit or as indicated by a Floor Warden taking personal property with you.
  • Assemble in class or work groups in assembly areas indicated on map located in your classroom or emergency board.
  • Check that your class or work mates are with you. Notify the Emergency Warden or fire brigade of any absences.
  • All staff and students are to return to the building when the “all clear” signal is given by the Emergency Warden or Chief Warden.

Any fire, hazard or suspicious activity should be reported to the Campus Manager

CIT Bruce: (02) 6207 4000
CIT Reid: (02) 6207 3540
CIT Fyshwick: (02) 6205 3148

If you are unable to reach any of the above contacts phone Security on 133 277 for assistance.