Health and Safety

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Workplace Emergency Kits

You are expected to be self-sufficient for 3 or more days if you are unable to leave the university in the event of an emergency. Workplace emergency supplies should include the following:

  • Essential  personal medication
  • Food – non-perishable, high energy, ie canned food, muesli bars
  • Warm clothing/wet weather gear
  • Good walking shoes
  • Water – at least 3 litres per person per day
  • Torch and batteries
  • Contact details for family
  • Backpack

A 'starter kit' comprising an A3 size cardboard box with emergency information and a 5 litre water container are available to all staff.

Please contact safety@vuw.ac.nz for a free starter kit.