How to deal with an explosion

If you believe the explosion came from inside the building, follow the evacuation procedures below.

If you believe the explosion came from outside the building, evacuation may not be the best course of action. Call 999 for advice and gather your people in a ‘safe’ part of the building, eg. away from windows.

If people are injured or at risk

Notify Emergency Services - if appropriate

Tell them the nature of the incident and that you have decided to evacuate.

If evacuation is required

If possible check safety of external evacuation routes and muster areas before evacuating.

How to manage an evacuation

If evacuation is not required and it is safe to do so

Make an assessment of the damage and report to P&FS helpdesk

Make arrangements to meet and manage any contractors

If the operation is impacted

Report to your line manager & CPC

Make arrangements for contingency arrangements especially for priority products & contracts.

If in doubt at any stage always call Central Postal Control (CPC)

Central Postal Control deals with issues on a regular basis and will be able to talk you through how to deal with any situation.