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:

  • 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

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: Head of Emergency Planning, Facilities Support Service Leads
Ratified by: MI and BCP Meeting
Date Ratified: January 2023
Date Issued: January 2023
Review Date: January 2024
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Head of Emergency Planning


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