Violent situations

In case of life-threatening violence,
assess the situation.

What is the best thing to do? Run, Hide or Fight

 

    People running away from something. Foto: Skjalg Bøhmer Vold/Sikresiden
    People running away from something. Foto: Skjalg Bøhmer Vold/Sikresiden
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    Violent situations

    In case of life-threatening violence,
    assess the situation.

    What is the best thing to do? Run, Hide or Fight

     

      People running away from something. Foto: Skjalg Bøhmer Vold/Sikresiden
      Icon representing violence

      Violent situations

      aa Call 112 (the police) 

      Acute and life-threatening violence (PLIVO)

      RUN if you can

      • Run to a safe place, not the fire assembly point
      • When you are safe, let your next of kin know

       HIDE if you are not able to run

      • Lock or close the doors (barricade)
      • Put your phone on silent
      • Call 112, do not hang up – the police can listen and trace the call
      • Block lines of vision, turn off the lights
      • Be silent
      • Can you evacuate now? RUN
      • Consider what you can do if the perpetrator enters the room

      FIGHT, if you do not have any other Choice

      • What may be used as a weapon?
      • Make a simple plan to act in a coordinated manner
      • Attack the weapon or the perpetrator’s eyes and throat – try to bring him or her down

      If you see someone being subjected to violence

      • Do not intervene
      • Call 112 (the police)
      • Follow the instructions from the police
      • Call the security guards and tell them that the police are on their way
      • If it is safe to do so, provide first aid

      When you are the victim of violence

      • Call out for help and try to get away
      • Call 112 (the police)
      • Follow the instructions from the police
      • Call the security guards and tell them that the police are on their way

      Rape

      • contact or go to the nearest Sexual Assault Referral Centre (NO)
      • it is better to go there immediately after the assault, in order to secure evidence and be offered preventive medicines
      • do not wash your hands, change clothes, shower or brush your teeth, and avoid going to the toilet
      • look after the person who has suffered the assault
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