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Developing Dynamic Lockdown Procedures

A guidance note on developing Dynamic Lockdown Procedures

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Developing Dynamic Lockdown Procedures

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Developing Dynamic Lockdown Procedures

This note provides guidance to develop procedures to dynamically lockdown their sites in response to a fast moving incident such as a firearms or weapons attack, either directly at the site or in the vicinity. Due to the differences between the vast array of sites in the UK it is not possible to give prescriptive advice, however this guidance details planning considerations applicable to most sites.

What is dynamic lockdown?

Dynamic lockdown is the ability to quickly restrict access and egress to a site or building (or part of) through physical measures in response to a threat, either external or internal. The aim of lockdown is to prevent people moving into danger areas and preventing or frustrating the attackers accessing a site (or part of). It is recognised that due to their nature some sites may not be able to physically achieve lockdown.

Published 18 November 2015