To receive a copy of the Departmental Lockdown Plan Template, please contact the Occupational Health and Safety office at ext.2225 or via email at george.georgopoulos [at] mohawkcollege.ca.
An “Active Threat” refers to a current dynamic incident which may involve an imminent danger to the community.
“Lockdown" and "Hold and Secure" are emergency measures that can be used in response to an Active Threat, to protect people inside a building from a dangerous situation taking place either inside or outside the building.
Lockdown: A situation where there is a direct threat to the safety and well-being of the College community such as a shooter, a hostage situation or a terrorist attack. The goal is to remove yourself from the area of immediate threat, exit the building if it is safe to do so or go to a secure area to hide and remain out of site. You may need to FIGHT as a last resort to protect yourself. Lockdown announcements will only be initiated by Security and will include the following:
Hold and Secure: A protective measure that could arise from threats outside the building where safety is at risk, such as from some sort of police action, environmental hazard or weather related activity outside the College. These do not pose a direct threat to people inside the building. In this case, the College would conduct business as usual but all entrances to the College would be locked. This action would deny access to the building from the outside.
These procedures will be ordered upon identification or notification of a threatening situation and will be communicated by announcements over the college speakers, and will be visible on computer screens, TV monitors in corridors. Messages will also be sent via social media and text messaging (you must register your phone to receive emergency text messages).