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

  • A suspected infant abduction,
  • Intense media attention or crowd control,
  • CBRN incident, Major Incident
  • Management/movement of a highly infectious patient
  • Flooding
  • Fire
  • Outbreak ie CoVid/Norovirus/Ebola etc.
  • Building works/deliveries

NB: This list is not exhaustive

The speed of response by Ashford & St. Peters Hospitals (ASPH) will be of paramount importance in protecting its staff, patients and visitors, (including its properties and assets).



This plan sets out how to lock down all or part of ASPH sites. This plan is therefore applicable to all staff within ASPH.


Policy Details

Download: N/A
Compiled by: Claire O‘Brien
Ratified by: Trust Executive Committee
Date Ratified: September 2021
Date Issued: September 2021
Review Date: September 2022
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Claire O‘Brien


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