Locking down a health sector site or building/zone could occur for many reasons. A lockdown may be called in response to several kinds of security breaches, including:

  • Altercation in Accident and Emergency (ED),
  • A suspected infant abduction,
  • Intense media attention or crowd control,
  • CBRN incident, Major Incident, Internal Incident, BC / Hazmat Incident
  • Management of a highly infectious patient(s) i.e. EBOLA
  • Flooding
  • Fire
  • Outbreak i.e. Covid / Norovirus etc.
  • Bomb / Marauding Firearms etc.

NB: This list is not exhaustive



This plan describes the key reasons why the Trust would initiate lockdown procedures, how to lock down and key staff (involved in lockdown) roles & responsibilities.


Policy Details

Download: N/A
Compiled by: Head of Emergency Planning & Resilience
Assistant Director of Facilities Support Services
Facilities Support Manager
Ratified by: TEC
Date Ratified: June 2024
Date Issued: July 2024
Review Date: June 2025
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Head of Emergency Planning, Security Leads


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