Bomb Alerts

Created on: 28 Jul 2023

 In addition to fire safety employers should also have procedures for handling the threat of terrorist attack.

It is in the interest of visitors, consumers and staff for employers to draw up policies detailing what should be done in the event of a bomb alert.

The policy should contain the following:

  • the procedures to be followed in the event of a fire bomb;
  • if staff are asked to search for suspicious objects, only trained volunteers should do this;
  • training for all staff at all levels; and
  • an outline of the after-care arrangements, such as counselling and financial support, for staff involved in an accident.

The policy should make it clear who will be responsible for deciding upon the action to be taken if a threat is received.