Searches. After a receipt of a bomb threat, responsibility for mounting a search lies with the organization concerned, not the Police. Search teams should be organized and assigned definite areas. In view of the risks, involved teams should consists of volunteers.
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After a receipt of a bomb threat, responsibility for mounting a search lies with the organization concerned, not the Police.
They (or their deputies) must be ready to move into action immediately and must be fully aware of what to do.
It is difficult to generalize about where the search team should turn their attention first as naturally much depends on the individual building.
“The most vital instruction to searches and general staff alike if a suspicious object is found is that it should be touched or moved.”
It is advisable for anyone guarding the area pending the arrival of explosives experts to keep a wall or other substantial barrier between their position and the object.
Careful advance planning and rehearsal is essential for rapid and efficient evacuation in the event of bomb threat.
While automatic evacuation of premises upon the mere threat, of a bomb may appear prudent, occupiers are asked to consider the following points when formulating their plans:
If it became known to the staff of an organization that automatic evacuation would follow a bomb threat, certain dissatisfied employees or ex-employees may attempt to disrupt the work of the organization or in the case of the employees obtain a respite from their routine work.
Unnecessary evacuation would result in a considerable number of loss working-hours.
Until any unexploded. bomb has been located, automatic evacuation may result in people being led from comparative safety into danger areas which may well be on lower floor levels rather than higher levels.
In the event of the evacuation, no one remaining should stay closer than three hundred feet from the suspected object.
In the event of unexpected explosion, controlled evacuation should begin immediately and staff and public directed away from the site of the explosion. The
Postal bombs may be sent in envelopes no thicker than a quarter of an inch or in parcels up to a maximum of 22 lbs. In the latter case, they may be either of the explosive or incendiary variety.
In which case, treat as very suspect.
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Polyester Film, 0.004€ thick, is applied with adhesive to the inside of glazed areas. In the event of an explosion shattering the glass, it is held together by the film.
On existing glazed areas, the film should be applied up to the edge of the putty or glazing bars.
The curtains should be of Terylene 70 denier woven or 90 or 100 knitted in lockstitch.
The excess length of curtain should be folded concertina wise and laced in shallow troughs at window sill level.