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The Government has produced and distributed a booklet called "Preparing for emergencies: what you need to know" External Hyperlink. It lets you know what you should do in an emergency. It includes general advice as well as information for specific emergencies. Please read this booklet and keep it somewhere safe. You should also familiarise yourself with any plans or procedures at your workplace in connection with bomb warnings.

If a bomb goes off in a building that you are in, look for the safest way out and follow the advice of people in charge. If you are involved in a bomb incident and trapped in debris:

If a bomb goes off outside a building that you are in, stay inside away from windows, lifts and outer doors just in case there is a second bomb in the area. If you see an explosion, stay in the area in a safe place and tell the police everything you saw.


Chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) incident

If you are very near the site of a CBRN incident and think you may have been contaminated, wait for the emergency services to arrive and provide decontamination facilities. This will involve showering in a decontamination unit and dressing in temporary clothing provided by the emergency services. This must take place near to where the incident happened so that other areas are not contaminated.


If you are directly involved in a CBRN incident:


If you are not directly affected, follow this advice:

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