UoNalert - Are you registered to receive SMS alert warnings?
Focused on safety and security, the Vice-Chancellor has established the Emergency Planning Committee (EPC), responsible for coordinating the development, implementation and maintenance of the University’s emergency management plan. The EPC brings together expert and key stakeholder areas from across the University, and is chaired by the Chief Operating Officer, Dr Brok Glenn.
A current review of the University's emergency response procedures has identified valuable opportunities to enhance the University's emergency preparedness. The SMS facility, known as UoNalert, provides the capacity to communicate rapidly with large numbers of students and staff in the event of an emergency by way of bulk Short Message Service (SMS) messaging.
EPC member and Associate Director, IT Infrastructure Services, James Vidler, has noted poor staff take-up of UoNalert. "The figures have revealed less than one third of all UoN staff are registered to UoNalert," James explained. "This means if an evacuation is required valuable time will be lost trying to get the word out to staff."
To make sure you receive warnings sent out using via UoNalert, simply log on to HRonline and follow these instructions:
- Click on My HR>Personal Details>My Staff Directory Details.
- Choose Attribute Type HR - Staff Contact Details, then Critical Incident SMS (emergency use only).
- Enter your mobile number in the comments field.
- Click Update.
Now you’re registered!
EPC Members from left: A/D Risk Assurance, Anne Siegers; A/D Health & Safety, Neill Bourne; Chief Operating Officer, Dr Brok Glenn; Director Regional Campuses ,Trevor Gerdsen; A/D IT Infrastructure Services, James Vidler; Chief Information Officer, Ann Walters; Director Infrastructure, Peter Eaton; and Project Officer Resources Division, Rebecca Sipeki.
Security Manager Jamie Daniluck and A/D Operations and Planning, Peter Lloyd, are working together with all the members of the EPC to enhance UoN emergency management plans.