There are four emergency procedures at NEC of which exhibitors and contractors should be aware.  Exhibitors and contractors are also asked to check for suspicious objects both morning and evening and ensure that their briefcases and bags are kept safely locked away at all times to prevent causing unnecessary concern.  Be aware of the location of the nearest fire extinguisher and nearest emergency exit.  Please ensure you brief all your staff on these procedures

1. SEARCH (“Staff Call 100”)

In the event of a bomb threat, you will hear the announcement (or receive the telephone call) as follows:

 “ATTENTION PLEASE.  ATTENTION PLEASE. STAFF CALL 100”

 Do not leave the building.  Inform your colleagues, and then assist in searching for suspicious objects in your work area.  If you find a suspicious object, do NOT touch or move it.  Clear the area of people calmly.  Report to NEC Security in Hall 2 giving the exact location of the object.  Please do not cause undue concern to visitors at this stage.

 If you receive a bomb threat directly on the stand, please obtain as many details as possible (see form overleaf), and then inform Security control.

2. FIRE If you discover a fire, or a fire is reported to you, operate the nearest fire alarm call point FIRST, then inform Security Control.

3. EVACUATION If evacuation is necessary, you will hear the following announcement:

 “ATTENTION PLEASE.  ATTENTION PLEASE.  HERE IS AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT.  IT IS NECESSARY TO ASK EVERYONE TO LEAVE THE BUILDING.  PLEASE MAKE YOUR WAY CALMLY TO THE NEAREST EXIT.  EVERYONE WILL BE RE-ADMITTED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.” 

Please leave the building by the nearest exit and assemble at the assembly point directed to you by NEC staff.

4. STAND DOWN

 The signal for a return to work is made by the cancellation of emergency procedures.  The search procedure is cancelled by the announcement : 

“ATTENTION PLEASE.  ATTENTION PLEASE.  STAFF CALL 100 IS CANCELLED.”