SIP Shelter in Place and Evacuation
The government now generally recommend that when businesses are faced with CBRN or Bio terrorist event the best option is to shelter in place. The alternative to shelter in place is evacuation and this is generally fraught with danger especially as terrorists today are most likely to plant secondary devices aimed at evacuees.
The risk faced by evacuees travelling through potential "Hot Zones" or contaminated areas, without protection and faced with gridlock or failed transport systems means that Shelter in Place provides the safest option.
Shelter in Place means that building occupants must find an area which is suitable for protection and this can vary from building to building. Resources capable of sustaining comfort and security are essential in any shelter in place plan and of course where evacuation is considered as the only option suitable training and PPE should be considered.