Emergency management

The University has an obligation for the duty of care for Charles Darwin University (CDU) staff, students and other persons working at, studying or visiting the University to provide emergency response capability in the event of a critical incident, disaster, crisis or threat in accordance with the relevant legislation and standards.  CDU must be prepared to respond to any emergency that may affect our people, property and/or environment. The CDU Emergency Management Procedure (EMP) supports the health, safety and security of the University community, and aims to minimise disruption to those affected by a University emergency. The EMP defines when University management is alerted and mobilised to provide support and direction to manage a University emergency.

Emergency and Critical Incident management is the processes, decisions and actions taken to resolve an emergency incident and to support recovery that will enable the community to return to normality.  Emergency management arrangements must be flexible enough to adapt to any type of incident and provide sufficient support to allow for sound and rapid decision-making, particularly during the response phase.

Preparing for an emergency

Preparing for an emergency

Emergencies can occur at any time and can arise from a number of causes. The key to a successful emergency response is being prepared. Are you ready?

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During an emergency

During an emergency

Everyone should take steps to ensure their own safety and the safety of others in an emergency. Know the University's emergency procedures and your role in an emergency.

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Recovering from an emergency

Recovering from an emergency

The activation of relief and recovery arrangements can occur in many different ways, depending on the nature of the event.

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