A major incident is an unexpected event on campus which has the potential to require more resources than usual to contain the situation. A major incident is an incident that can cause serious harm to UNSW including but not limited to any one of the following:
- serious or fatal injuries;
- an event that leads to a ceasing or slowing down of our operations and continuity;
- a financial viability threat;
- adverse attention by national media or government agencies; and litigation either actual or threatened.
Major incidents are rare, but UNSW has a Major Incident Management Plan ready to be activated when required to ensure the safety of our students, staff, contractors and visitors.