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Safety/Emergency Response

LU‘s campus includes teaching and learning facilities, field research areas, accommodation, leisure activities, and playing fields. 

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students, staff, visitors, and contractors.  We have various teams, services and resources in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone on our campus. 

Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Download SAFELU

SAFELU is a mobile app that gives the University a way to communicate the status of safety events on campus. 

Health and Safety Policy

Lincoln University is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for staff, contractors, consultants, students and visitors. We aim to continually improve and achieve excellence in the management of Health and Safety by building awareness, involvement and commitment to the safety, health and wellbeing of our campus community, and to continually strive for excellence in health and safety management. Read the policy. 

Student Responsibilities around Health and Safety

Depending on your course of study there are various health and safety processes students must follow. There may be additional training you need to undertake to keep you safe during learning and research activities. This might include attending safety inductions or learning and following protocols for managing risks, working around hazardous substances, field activities, and using specialist equipment. Your course supervisor will inform you of the health and safety requirements specific to your course. Safety information could be delivered directly through LEARN, or via lecturers, tutors and lab managers. 

Clean air campus

Lincoln University is a Clean Air campus, embracing a vision of integrating health and wellbeing into the culture and processes of our campus to eliminate exposure to tobacco smoke for all staff, students, contractors and visitors, and supporting the Government’s vision for a smoke-free New Zealand by 2025. Our Clean Air Policy also applies to the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), personal vaporizers, and electronic nicotine delivery systems. All areas of the Lincoln University campus are deemed as smoke-and vape-free, with the exception of designated outdoor smoking concession spaces for the years 2020-2022. This policy applies to all staff, students, contractors and visitors. Read the policy

Smoking cessation information and assistance is available to students and staff, and we work with Te   Waitaha who offer free stop smoking support to anyone in Canterbury. 

Emergency contacts

In the event of a fire, medical emergency or harm to people call 111 immediately. The operator will ask you what your emergency is and if you want the Fire Brigade, Ambulance or Police. The operator is there to assist you, so try to remain calm and answer their questions so they can provide the appropriate emergency responders. 

Emergency Flip Charts around campus provide information on what to do and who to contact in various emergency scenarios, and also list the nearest person who is First Aid trained. The Emergency Flip Charts are usually found next to the fire call points. 

If it is a not a life-threatening situation, call Campus Security on 0800 545 388 and they will provide the appropriate assistance. 

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