The safety and security of AUT students and staff are, at all times, of the highest importance. This page provides details about the processes and systems that are in place at AUT.
AUT has 24/7 on-campus security. Our security control room has eyes on all three campuses through a network of closed circuit TV cameras. This allows the team to monitor and respond to incidents.
In any urgent situation, Emergency Services should be called on 111.
On campus, our security team are available to assist and can be contacted on 09 921 9999 ext. 9997 or 0800 AUT SAFE (0800 288 7233).
AUT has an Emergency Management Team (EMT) consisting of specialists from across the organisation who come together to manage a range of serious incidents. These include cases of notifiable diseases such as measles and threats to the health and security of our students and staff.
Emergency Wardens, otherwise referred to as Floor/Zone Wardens, are responsible for the evacuation of occupants from a building and ensuring every occupant reaches the assembly point safely. They will:
Responsible for the overall coordination of an evacuation of a building including communication with floor wardens. They will:
Active armed offender (shooter) situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of police is required, but prior to the arrival of police, how you respond to an active shooter will be dictated by the specific circumstances of the encounter.
Trying to stay calm is important and each person must use their own discretion during an active shooter event as to whether they choose to run to safety or remain in place. Flight/Hide/Tell are the options recommended by the New Zealand Police.
Our campuses are open to the public and the City Campus in particular has many public spaces. Given the nature of this campus the entire area cannot be locked down. Individual buildings can be locked, and should that be required, it would be done on instruction from the emergency services and managed from a central point. ‘Lock Down’ effectively means that no one would be able to enter a building, but does not prevent people from leaving a building.
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