B.T Bomb Threat Policy

iNFERNO 1995 


 A Bomb Threat may be received on any phone at any time - YOU MUST KNOW WHAT 

 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 for 
subsequent REFERENCE. 


 Incident Controller 

 The Incident Controller (IC) will manage all emergency situations in this 
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. 

 General Advice 

 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 for, and 
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 


 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 by phone 
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 BS 
Zone Customer Centre who will locate someone to attend). 

 A formal record of the Bomb Threat Call should be made on the form attached 
to the local Bomb and Bomb Threat Procedures Notice, issued seperatly, and 
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 the 
threat is being received on) 

 - The results on the trace (whether successful or not) should be advised to 
your collegue receiving the call and phoned through to the incident 


 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 that 
person, regardless of your grade) must then IMMEDIATLY arrange for all the 
people to clear the room, the surrounding rooms, and if thought necessary, 
the whole floor. 

 - Whilst arranging the evacuation, ensure that the Incident Controller is 
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, issued 
seperatly and the foward to the Incident Controller. 


 A bomb can be anything large enough to hold explosive or incendiary material, 
ranging in size from a matchbox to a suitcase or even larger. 

 A reliable indication may be the discovery of an object which is alien to 
that location, unusual in appearance, hidden from casual view and/or, of 
questionablee ownership. 

 A letter or parcel bomb can be of almost any size the can travel by post. 

 DON'T OPEN IT, leave it in a clear area for investigation. 

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