One Low (Caution)                  Exercise normal precautions

Preparedness strategy involves defining threat levels based on the growing seriousness of the situation starting with threat level one.

Each ascending threat level represents an escalation in the situation. The Strategy should entail a phased evacuation starting with dependants and ending with essential staff based upon the level of threat.

Normally the situation is expected to graduate in sequence through the threat levels but it may be that the situation escalates quickly to a higher level. If this occurs you should carry out the specific duties for the appropriate threat level and for all lower threat levels.

Triggers Points/Tripwires/Red Flags

Establishing escalation indicators or ‘Tripwires’ is an important step in understanding the changes that are occurring which may precipitate an evacuation. Your own organisation/Personal risk appetite/tolerance will drive these indicators. According to our experience SafeExpat, has been set but not limited on the follow indicators:

  • Small-scale demonstrations and spontaneous violence within the capital area
  • One of serious security incident
  • The perceived ability authorities to control outbreak /quick response to incident and effective crows control
  • Nationalist propaganda/government sponsored
  • Government approved demonstrations
  • Media/gov warning increased social disorder
  • Acts of random violence and destruction of property
  • Embassies issue travel advisory