Emergency Response Template

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Emergency Response Template

ACTIVITY NAME:

HOME BASE LOCATION:

Lat:

Lon:

Fieldwork Supervisor

KEY CONTACT NUMBERS ON TRIP

Name Contact No Alternative No

Fieldwork Leader on-site

(1) First Aider

(2) First Aider

School Emergency Contact

University Emergency Contact

COMMUNICATIONS ON TRIP

Mobile Phone

PLB no:

First Aid Kit

Nearest Medical Centre:

Type:

Satellite Phone

EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT

Travel

EPIRB

Standard no:

Remote Area

Type:

Type:

VEHICLES / VESSELS

Registration:

Registration:

Other Relevant Contact Numbers or Information

CHECK IN TIMES

Check-in with

DATE CHECK IN TIME

Every ____ Hours

UHF Radio Channel :

Itinerary Attached

YES

NO

EXPECTED LOCATION

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MEDICAL EMERGENCY PROCEDURE

Initial first aid to be administered.

Patient is to be made as comfortable as possible. Someone always stays with the injured person.

Decide whether the patient can walk to the recovery point agreed for that day, or whether help need be sought to carry the patient there.

If necessary, two persons should walk to the recovery point agreed for that day and raise the alarm. If necessary, use the satellite phone or mobile to call 000 for help.

Call the University security hotline in the event of any critical incident (02 93513333).

EXTREME WEATHER EVENT PROCEDURE

Inform School Emergency Contact that a system has developed, and provide daily communication for the duration of threat. Ensure that School Emergency Contact has a copy of the participant list and next of kin.

If safe to do so, evacuate all persons on the fieldtrip to a secure location.

Monitor the threat via the BOM website/radio. Assess the threat, and if the risk of serious incident seems possible the fieldtrip may need to be abandoned.

Inform all fieldtrip participants of the threat and provide regular communications to them at a minimum of every four (4) hours.

School Emergency Contact will inform Head of Department or equivalent of the situation and provide minimum of daily updates.

NO-CONTACT/MISSED CHECK-IN PROCEDURE

Alert other fieldworkers in the vicinity (they may be able to investigate without placing themselves at risk).

Enquire with accommodation if person has returned there.

Mobilise a vehicle to search wider area while Fieldwork leader continuously attempts to contact the missing person through normal communication channels for 3 hours (as well as checking for messages on phone message bank).

If after fter 3 hours person is still missing, contact their next of kin to check if contact has been made with them.

Contact station owner or ranger in search area to assist in search.

MISSING PERSON PROCEDURE

Advise local authorities / state emergency service of the situation and respond to their advice or instructions.

Once informed police will take charge of search.

If local authorities implement search and rescue, the Fieldwork Leader to liaise with emergency services and advise the School Emergency Contact.

The School Emergency Contact will alert the Head of School and USyd Security Service.

If missing person is found / contacted and a remote area emergency reported, the following procedure must be observed. Record :

Location and time of incident

Nature of the incident

Number of casualties

Action undertaken by field crew

What future action response required by field crew

Any additional information.

Once missing persons are located, contact RFDS and SES and notify that emergency is over.

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