What to do in an emergency

Go in, stay in and tune in

In a major emergency, if you are not involved in the incident, but are close by or believe you may be in danger, the best advice is to go inside a safe building, stay inside until you are advised to do otherwise, and tune in to local radio, TV or social media for information.

Of course, there are always going to be particular occasions when you should not 'go in', for example, if there is a fire, or you are advised differently by the emergency services or your own common sense. 

5 essential steps for dealing with an emergency:

1

Dial 999 to report the situation and follow the advice you're given

2

Keep calm

Reassure others and think before you act

3

Help yourself

Dial 999 to report the situation and follow the advice you're given

4

Check for injuries

In times of panic or stress injuries can be missed make sure to check yourself and others

5

Stay informed

Watch local TV and listen to local radio to get up to date information