|Title:||Code Black Bravo - Active shooter|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0593/15|
|Date of issue:||Wednesday, 11 March 2015|
|Description:||Hospitals and Health services are required to have in place procedures guiding the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery to an active shooter incident, Code Black Bravo.|
|Applicable to:||WA Hospital and Health services|
|Framework:||Public Health Policy Framework|
|Period of effect:||from 24 February 2015 to 24 February 2020|
|Review date:||24 February 2020|
|Authorised by:||Professor Bryant Stokes, A/Director General, Department of Health WA, 27-Feb-2015|
|Print version:||View print version|
Code Black Bravo - Active shooter
Hospitals and health services are required to have in place procedures guiding the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery to an active shooter incident, Code Black Bravo. Health care facilities are responsible for identifying designated staff requiring mandatory training in Code Black Bravo procedures.
To ensure hospitals and health services have adequate procedures in place to respond to a Code Black Bravo including the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery aspects of an active shooter event. The primary objective of the Code Black Bravo procedure is to minimise an offender(s) access to potential victims.
This policy, along with the Code Black Bravo – Active Shooter Procedure Guidelines (Appendix 1) and the Code Black Bravo – Active Shooter Procedure Template
Individual health care facilities are responsible for the creation and maintenance of a Code Black Bravo procedure appropriate to their location and service and integration into existing emergency procedures.
Professor Bryant Stokes
This circular last updated: Thursday, 2 April 2015 at 1:21pm