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
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.