1. Verify the authenticity of the bomb threat.
This means confirming that the threat is not a hoax or prank. This can be done by contacting the person who made the threat, if possible, or by other means such as checking with law enforcement or security officials.
2. Notify law enforcement.
Notifying law enforcement is important so they can investigate the threat and take any necessary precautions.
3. Evacuate the building in an orderly fashion.
Evacuating the building in an orderly fashion helps minimize the risk of injuries or a stampede. Employees and visitors should be directed to evacuate in an orderly manner, following any instructions from law enforcement or security personnel.
4. Do not touch any suspicious packages or objects.
Touching a suspicious package or object could cause an explosion or other injury. If there is any suspicion that a package might be explosive, it should be reported to law enforcement immediately.
5. Keep people calm and avoid causing a panic.
A bomb threat can cause a lot of panic, so it is important to keep people calm and avoid causing a stampede. Employees and visitors should be directed to evacuate in an orderly manner, following any instructions from law enforcement or security personnel.
6. Cooperate with law enforcement officials during their investigation.
Cooperating with law enforcement officials during their investigation is important so they can determine whether there is a real danger and take appropriate action. This may involve providing information such as contact information, physical descriptions, or photos of suspects.
7. Keep a written record of all events related to the bomb threat.
Keeping a written record of all events related to the bomb threat can help document what happened and may be useful for investigations or legal proceedings. This record should include the date and time of the threat, any information about the person making the threat, and any actions taken in response to the threat. If possible, this record should be kept in a secure location such as a safe or locked filing cabinet.