Emergency Warden Appointment
The Emergency Warden Appointment Procedure establishes the University's approach concerning the selection and appointment of Emergency Wardens at Macquarie University.
|Purpose||To describe the selection and appointment of Emergency Wardens at Macquarie University.|
The appointment of Emergency Wardens is a key strategy in Macquarie University’s commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy working environment and effectively managing emergency situations. Macquarie University is required to appoint appropriate persons to act as Emergency Wardens under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) and Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (NSW).
Emergency Wardens play a critical role in the University's emergency evacuation plan, specifically in the initial response to emergency situations and in any evacuation of staff, students and visitors. It is therefore important that the University appoint and maintain sufficient numbers of wardens.This procedure requires actions by the following:
|DETERMINE REQUIREMENTS FOR NUMBER OF WARDENS|
Note the following minimum requirements for each work area/building:
To ensure coverage, consider appointing full-time staff to Emergency Warden positions, or appointing several part-time staff.
Appoint Deputy Emergency Wardens to assist the Emergency Wardens.
Where a building or floor is shared, cooperate with other faculties/departments/offices to decide on the requirements and appointment of wardens in each area.SELECTION CRITERIA
Consider the following selection criteria when identifying staff for appointment as Emergency Wardens:
APPOINTMENT OF WARDENS
Appoint an Emergency Warden for a three year period. Appointment commences with completion of warden training.WITHDRAWING AN APPOINTMENT
Where it is necessary to withdraw an appointment do so by providing the Manager, Health and Safety with a written explanation for the withdrawal.
Maintain the Emergency Wardens List on the University website by undertaking an audit of current wardens every six months. This will involve forwarding the current list to Executive Deans and Directors and requesting corrections.Ensure Emergency Wardens complete Emergency Management training.
|Staff member||If you wish to have your appointment as an Emergency Warden withdrawn, notify your Executive Dean/Head of Office and the Manager, Health and Safety in writing.|
|Contact Officer||Manager, Health & Safety|
|Date Approved||15 July 2011|
|Approval Authority||Vice-President People and Services|
|Date of Commencement||15 July 2011|
30 March 2020 – Approval Authority updated to Vice-President People and Services in accordance with University Delegations of Authority.
5 Aug 2019 – Updated Approval Authority from Manager, Health & Safety to Vice-President, University Services and Strategy (VPSS) in accordance with VPSS responsibilities per Delegations of Authority Register.
|Date for Next Review||July 2014|
|Related Documents||Health and Safety Policy
Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW)
Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (NSW)