In our last post, we discussed how to spot a suspicious package. Once you have identified a package as suspect, what do you do with it? In this post, we will give you a guide to handling unsafe packages without causing injury or property destruction.
Call the Police – When you think there is a suspicious package in your workplace, the first thing you need to do is contact the police. Do not take a chance with this type of thing – it is better to be safe than sorry, and the police will handle all of these cases with the utmost care.
Stay Away – Under no circumstance should you move, open, examine, or otherwise disturb the suspicious package. If this is an unsafe package, you do not want to risk injury by messing with the item. Stay away from it and make sure others in the immediate area do not touch it.
Do Not Place in a Confined Area – Do not place the object in a filing cabinet, desk, or other confined space.
Open Windows – To keep exposure to deadly or explosive gases to a minimum, ventilate the area. Open all of the windows if possible.
Isolate the Package – Clear the area until police arrive. Make sure no one approaches the package and risks harming themselves.