What will happen?
If an emergency event occurs in the Brisbane CBD (unless you are in immediate danger) you should remain in your building and await specific instructions.
Advice and directions will be issued by emergency services. These may be direct to you in person, phone or media (radio and/or television).
Ensure you have access to a battery operated radio and/or TV. Warnings over media may contain general advice and specific directions.
Obey any directions given to you by emergency personnel.
If your building is directly affected by the event you should use your building's normal emergency or evacuation procedure.
Your building's concierge, fire warden or security will advise of what you need to do. Listen to and follow their directions.
If your building is affected by an emergency event, emergency services may provide any or all of a number of directions. These include:
If the situation warrants, you may be directed to evacuate. Emergency services will provide advice regarding the best place to assemble and the best evacuation route. Be aware that your building’s designated assembly area may not be suitable and you may have to marshal your building’s occupants to another location.
If you are not at immediate risk, you may be directed to shelter-in-place. Shelter-in-place directions may include directions to move to a certain level, side or part of a building or location.
Mass Evacuation (including to an Emergency Support Site for those needing assistance)
If a major evacuation of the CBD is to occur you may be directed to marshal your building’s occupants to an Emergency Support Site. You will be advised of the appropriate site and the best route. People who do not require transport or other assistance may simply leave the CBD.
For example: where persons are immediately at risk, directions will be given to evacuate when it is safest to do so. Generally this will be to evacuate to the building Assembly Area. Persons not at immediate risk will generally be asked to shelter-in-place and await further instructions.
Persons within CBD buildings that are not affected by the emergency may be advised to carry on as normal. Business-as-usual means you should go about normal business within your building; however, you may not be able to access other parts of the CBD. Also be aware that public transport may not be operating as normal and vehicle access to your building may be restricted.