Civil disturbance, siege or attack

On being instructed to implement a lockdown

  • If you are in an open space, take shelter within the nearest safe building.
  • Close and lock the windows and doors of the room you are in. If necessary barricade the door with furniture.
  • Close window blinds and turn off room lights.
  • Remain calm and quiet. Turn off or switch to silent mode on all telephones (this may require lifting off the handsets of desk phones).
  • Move away from doors and windows and take shelter behind/under desks, tables, etc.
  • DO NOT sound any fire alarms or activate break glass alarms, etc.
  • Only evacuate under the instructions of either emergency services personnel or campus emergency control personnel.
  • If evacuation is ordered, move to the nominated evacuation assembly area, and do not leave the evacuation assembly area until advised to do so.

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