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Tutor Training: Introduction

Before You Begin


Purpose of Safety Training

At the University of Saskatchewan, employees, faculty, and students are entitled to work and study in a safe environment. Part of that involves becoming familiar with the safety protocols and resources available to help address the various situations that may arise during your time here. As your employer, we need to ensure that you receive safety training appropriate to your role in the library, because everyone in the workplace has a responsibility to keep it safe. Incidents and true emergencies are rare, but you need to be prepared should the situation arise. 


This Safety Training course will cover three key areas:

  1. Working Safe
    • Calling Protective Services
    • Reporting an incident
    • What to do if you feel uncomfortable but not unsafe
    • What to do if you feel uncomfortable and somewhat unsafe
  2. Facility Emergencies
    • Power outages
    • Fire
    • Lockdown procedures
  3. Medical Emergencies
    • ​​Responding to a medical emergency

Safety Apps

The AlertUs and USAFE apps are available as free downloads to your phone or tablet.

  • AlertUs is part of the multi-device emergency alert system to notify the campus community when an emergency situation occurs. You will receive information and instructions on your phone or tablet if an emergency situation requires immediate action.
    • There is also a desktop version of the app for your desktop computer or laptop.
  • USAFE is the University's safety app, which features emergency contacts, safety tips, personal safety tools, maps, and more.

Just click the links above or search "AlertUs" or "USAFE" on the USask website to find instructions for downloading and installing the apps.