Health & Safety

The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors is very important to us. We work hard to make sure everyone is safe on all of our campuses.

All campuses are smokefree because we support a healthy work and study environment for all. This means that no person is permitted to smoke on any campus, which includes all buildings or parts of buildings, land holdings and perimeters (including car parks and green spaces) that are under our management.


How to stay safe 

Remember, you’re also responsible for your own safety when you’re at a Whitireia & WelTec campus. You can stay safe by:

  • making sure you’ve declared any and all medical issues on your enrolment forms

  • following safety directions and rules 

  • knowing what to do in case of fire and emergency

  • telling a staff member about any hazards or dangers on campus that you know of

  • wearing the right personal protective equipment in class, such as safety glasses and earmuffs.

Emergency evacuation procedures

Our staff are prepared for emergencies and disasters, but here’s what you need to do in an emergency.

  • check where the nearest exits are in the building or buildings you occupy

  • read the Emergency Procedures information brochures displayed on all floors of the Whitireia & WelTec buildings

  • know your nearest designated assembly areas for the building/s you occupy

  • be aware of safe practices for emergency evacuations due to fire/earthquake/tsunami

  • be aware of safe Health and Safety practices for the area/s you occupy.

What to do when an alarm sounds

  • start emergency evacuation

  • remain calm

  • listen to and follow instructions from Wardens or staff

  • if no instructions have been provided, use your best judgment.

What to do in an emergency evacuation

  • remain calm

  • alert those around you

  • listen to and follow instructions from Wardens or Whitireia & WelTec staff (if no instructions have been provided, use your best judgment)

  • leave personal items behind and food or drink behind

  • do not use your cellphone in stairwells

  • use the stairs to evacuate the building via the nearest fire exit

  • if you are with someone who is unable to use stairs due to a disability, let the nearest Warden know immediately. Do not attempt to take this person down the stairs. If you can, arrange for someone to stay with the person to keep them calm

  • keep smoke stop doors closed at all times

  • make your way to your nearest designated assembly area.

What to do if you discover fire

  • activate the nearest fire alarm

  • dial 111 to get the New Zealand Fire Service and let them know the nature of the emergency, location and building address

  • evacuate the building via the nearest exit

  • assemble in your designated assembly areas

  • do not re-enter the building until authorised to do so.



We want our students to feel safe and secure at all of our campuses so Whitireia & WelTec provides security services.

In an emergency, call 111 and ask for either the Police, Ambulance, or Fire. 

We have on-site security guards from 6 am to 11 pm, Monday to Friday, and 10 am to 7 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. You can call them on 021 240 02077 if you have any security concerns.


On-Site Security:


6am - 11pm, Mon-Fri

10am - 7pm, Sat-Sun

021 240 2077
Porirua  6am - 11pm, Mon-Fri 027 223 6298  

Te Kāhui Auaha

Hospitality (Cuba)

6am - 11pm, Mon-Sun

4pm - 11pm, Mon-Sun

027 243 3677

027 584 4331

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