B.T Bomb Threat Policy
BOMB THREAT POLICY :
A Bomb Threat may be received on any phone at any time - YOU MUST
A suspect package or object may be found anywhere - YOU MUST KNOW
WHAT TO DO.
It is ESSENTIAL that you READ THIS DOCUMENT and keep it readily available
The Incident Controller (IC) will manage all emergency situations
building for the protection of BT people. If you have any queries on the
content of this leaflet, please advicse your IC or the BS Zone Customer
Centre on telephone numbers shown in your Local Bomb Threat Notice.
This leaflet is intended to give general advice for action in the
event of a
Bomb Threat or discovery of a suspicious package or object. It is considered
good advise, though common sense may dictate that on a particular occasion
another approach should be used to achieve the same goal.
People can contribute greatly to their own safety by looking out
reporting deficiencies in security, challenging strangers, reporting
defective locks, windows, etc, to the BC Zone Customer Centre.
Unfamiliar objects can be more easily spotted if you exercise `good
housekeeping', i.e, keep your room and corrudors tidy and unoccupied offices
TELEPHONED BOMB THREATS
If You Receive The Call:
Take details of the actual words used in the threat.
As soon as possible advise the Incident Controller of the situation
and act on his advice. (In the event that the IC or Deputy is unavailable
then telephone the police and act on their advice, and also advise the
Zone Customer Centre who will locate someone to attend).
A formal record of the Bomb Threat Call should be made on the form
to the local Bomb and Bomb Threat Procedures Notice, issued seperatly,
fowarded to the incident controller.
To Trace A Call.
If your colleague advises you that he is taking a Bomb Threat Call,
IMMEDIATELY try getting a trace on the caller:
- Contact the public exchange operator and ask for "A call trace
on a Bomb
Threat call being received on .............." (quote the phone number
threat is being received on)
- The results on the trace (whether successful or not) should be
your collegue receiving the call and phoned through to the incident
SUSPECT OBJECTS, PACKAGES OR VECHICLES
Action on Discovery.
If you discover a suspect object, letter parcel or vechicle:
- DO NOT move, cover, or interfere with it
- The highest ranking person in the immediate vicinity (you may be
person, regardless of your grade) must then IMMEDIATLY arrange for all
people to clear the room, the surrounding rooms, and if thought necessary,
the whole floor.
- Whilst arranging the evacuation, ensure that the Incident Controller
urgently advised of the situation by phone and act on his advice. (In the
event that the incident controller and deputy are unavailable, then
telephone the police and act on their advise, then advice the BS Zone
Customer Centre who will locate someone to attend).
- Complete the form attached to the local Bomb and Bomb Threat Notice,
seperatly and the foward to the Incident Controller.
IDENTIFYING A BOMB
A bomb can be anything large enough to hold explosive or incendiary
ranging in size from a matchbox to a suitcase or even larger.
A reliable indication may be the discovery of an object which is
that location, unusual in appearance, hidden from casual view and/or, of
A letter or parcel bomb can be of almost any size the can travel
DON'T OPEN IT, leave it in a clear area for investigation.
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