Evacuate the premises immediately and move in an orderly manner to the nominated Assembly Area
What does this mean?
All staff to evacuate the premises immediately following building evacuation procedures and proceed to the nominated evacuation site as directed by Emergency Services.
When is it used?
When it is assessed an area within the CBD requires evacuation for safety and control reasons. This assumes that the building’s usual Evacuation Point is unavailable or is perceived to be dangerous.
How should you respond in a live emergency?
Mobilise Safety Wardens and activate Building Evacuation Plan
Communicate nominated Assembly Area location to Wardens (and all staff if possible).
Proceed to nominated location, taking directives and checking for updates along the way
Follow standard evacuation procedures once at the nominated Assembly Area with staff identifying themselves with the appropriate safety representatives.
Await further information regarding transport, travel home, moving to another area or returning to your building.
More information for your planning
As well as Sydney and North Sydney CBD locations, there are now nominated Assembly Areas within close walking distance of the city, in case one of the nominated sites is unavailable.
Once at the Assembly area it is important that those responsible for the safety of staff remain in communication with members of the crisis management team and stay informed via updates from Emergency Services on the ground, via SydneyALERT, social media and all other channels outlined in Warnings & Communication.
Particular attention should be paid to people with disabilities or special needs who may need to be directed to Welfare Services at an Assembly Area Control location.
Nominated Assembly Areas in Sydney’s CBD Zones
FOR SYDNEY CBD
Cook & Phillip Park
Hyde Park (North)
Hyde Park (South)
Moore Park Golf Course
Moore Park playing fields
Moore Park precinct
Prince Alfred Park
Royal Botanic Gardens
FOR NORTH SYDNEY CBD
Anzac Park, Cammeray
St Leonards Park (North Sydney Oval), North Sydney