Active Shooter Procedure – RUN

Our priority action should be to remove yourself and any others in your area from close proximity to the offender, or areas that they have or may be able to access.  Your ability to safely do this and your available options may be determined by the following considerations:

Under Immediate Gunfire

  • Take cover initially, but attempt to leave the area as soon as possible if safe to do so.
  • Try to confirm that your escape route is safe
    • Leave most of your belongings behind (except for mobile phone)
    • Do not congregate in open areas or wait at evacuation points
    • Provide guidance to people that might be unfamiliar with the area

Nearby Gunfire

  • Leave the area immediately and move quickly away from the area that the gunfire is coming from, if it is safe to do so.
  • In both situations you should try to maintain cover and concealment:
    • Brickwork or concrete walls.
    • Vehicles (if you have to hide behind a vehicle, hide behind the engine / chassis). 
    • Large trees and fixed objects.
    • Earth banks / hills /mounds.

Cover From Gunfire

  • Brickwork or concrete walls.
  • Vehicles (if you had to hide behind a vehicle, hide behind the engine / chassis).
  • Large trees and fixed objects.
  • Earth banks / hills /mounds.
  • Concealment from view (in addition to above options):
    • Building walls and partitions (internal and external)
    • Vehicle
    • Fences and other large structures
    • Blinds/curtains.