Successful Lockdown Drill @H6 - Code Purple

On Tuesday 21st January 2020, staff and students at Haringey Sixth Form College were engaged in arrangements to deal with events that involve significant disruption to normal college business, in line with their Critical Incident and Business Continuity Plan. The aim of carrying out such activity is to avoid personal distress as well as business disruption. So, in the unlikely event of any unfortunate incidents, everyone is well prepared on what to expect and how to conduct themselves.

Russ Lawrance Principal & CEO explained that at Haringey Sixth Form College, safeguarding and safety are taken extremely seriously. Where there have been incidents locally, nationally and internationally involving the safety of students and staff, Haringey Sixth Form College decided to adopt a proactive, rather than reactive approach to dealing with threats by first implementing ‘Code Purple’, a lockdown drill at the college in February 2019 and a second one on Tuesday 21st January 2020.

A lockdown drill is a health and safety procedure. The college’s ‘Code Purple’ lockdown procedure would be used when there is a threat to the safety of students, staff and others in the college, and when it is safer for everyone to remain in college rather than evacuate. The aim is to keep everyone safe by successfully moving large numbers of people into a confined, safe and secure area. Practicing such procedures ensures that the college remains a safe learning environment.

Situations where the college’s 'Code Purple' lockdown procedure are likely to be conducted include:

  • A local disturbance or dangerous situation that could affect the college
  • A local chemical incident or other risk of air pollution
  • A potentially dangerous person or animal on the college site
  • An incident related to terrorism or other national security threat

‘Code Purple’ at Haringey Sixth Form College was a complete success. All students and staff acted accordingly and had clear indications and expectations.

It is anticipated that the college should never have to use the ‘Code Purple’ procedure for real, but in the unlikely event that they do, everyone is clear and set on the guidelines and expectations.



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