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Bomb Threat Procedures

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Bomb Threat Policy

Reporting a Bomb Threat

  1. ABOVE ALL: KEEP CALM AND DO NOT ALARM OTHER EMPLOYEES AND STUDENTS

    Responsibility

    Any person receiving or aware of a bomb threat or similar form of intimidation

  2. IF THREAT IS BY TELEPHONE:

    Prolong call – keep the person talking and ask:

    • Location of Bomb
    • Time set to explode
    • Do not replace the handset – enables call to be traced

    Responsibility

    Any person receiving a bomb threat or similar form of intimidation by telephone

  3. Treat threat as genuine and record information for police

    Responsibility

    Any person receiving a bomb threat or similar form of intimidation by telephone

  4. IF AN OBJECT IS FOUND:

    • Do not touch
    • Keep areas clear

    Responsibility

    Any person finding a suspicious object

  5. IF THREAT IS BY LETTER:

    • Do not handle more than necessary
    • Where possible the item should be placed into a plastic pocket to preserve any physical evidence.

    Responsibility

    Any person receiving a bomb threat or similar form of intimidation by letter

  6. Do not use mobile phones or other electronic equipment that may trigger a device – Turn off mobile phones

    Responsibility

    Any person receiving or aware of a bomb threat or similar form of intimidation

  7. RAISE THE ALARM:

    • REPORT TO SECURITY – DIAL 333 or use Red Emergency phone or Security Emergency Help Point
    • DO NOT USE – Break Glass Alarm, EWIS, PA, mobile phone etc.

    Responsibility

    Any person receiving or aware of a bomb threat or similar form of intimidation

Security Bomb Threat Assessment

  1. Where possible, a threat assessment team shall communicate and consider the information available, assess the legitimacy of the threat and determine the course of action.

    Responsibility

    Threat assessment team

  2. Where concerns for safety exist police shall be notified and requested to attend, manage the incident and investigate.

    Responsibility

    Threat assessment team

  3. The university may through its security staff and/or building warden direct the evacuation of any building, area or part thereof and/or request a search of the area be conducted by suitably trained security and/or emergency services personnel.

    Responsibility

    Security staff or building warden

Evacuation

  1. Be prepared to evacuate – await further instruction from security

    Responsibility

    All those in an area affected by a bomb threat

  2. Evacuate the building as instructed to do so by the emergency warden

    Responsibility

    All those in an area affected by a bomb threat

  3. Persons should be requested to remove all personal belongings when evacuating, e.g. briefcases, bags, articles

    Responsibility

    All those in an area affected by a bomb threat

  4. LECTURE THEATRES/ LABORATORIES

    It is the responsibility of the lecturer/tutor to maintain control of the students during the emergency until released by the emergency control officer

    Responsibility

    Lecturer/tutor in an area affected by a bomb threat

Incident Recording

  1. A Security Incident Report will be completed for all reported threats.

    Responsibility

    Security representative dealing with a bomb threat or similar form of intimidation

Recovery Assistance

  1. Where necessary the university’s counselling services are available to any person who has been involved in, or negatively affected by, the incident

    Responsibility

    University counselling services

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Version Number: 2.0Effective Date: 07-April-2014Contact: adm-PolicyBank@monash.edu