straight forward health and safty advice
It is important to treat all targeted warning threats seriously
Typically such threats are made by telephone, but may be received online, by a text message, or
verbally. They usually involve a warning that your building, or any other building, is at risk; so it is
important that you try to obtain as much information as possible. The risk may be arson or other
physical damage, an explosive or fire bomb, or a terrorist or similar attack. All must be dealt with
promptly and without causing unnecessary alarm.
If you receive such a warning call:
keep the caller speaking for as long as possible, to extract as much
information as you can
ask the following questions:
what is the treat - if it is a bomb - when will it go off - what does it look like
why are you doing this - who are you
If the threat is made by telephone, then try to obtain information about the caller, for example -
their sex, accent or speech mannerisms, also listen out for background noises. When the call has
finished, immediately inform the Police by calling 999, move everyone in the area
away from the potential danger and arrange for the building to be evacuated.
In the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack :
RUN - to a place of safety - if there’s nowhere to go, then …
HIDE - remember to turn your phone to silent and turn off vibrate - barricade
yourself in if you can - then finally and only when it is safe to do so …
TELL - the police by calling 999.