British Library Incident Rehearsal – Monday 25 June
As part of its Olympic Games preparations, the British Library’s St Pancras site rehearsed an emergency incident during the morning of Monday 25 June 2012.
This important exercise simulated an emergency situation and involved us asking staff and Readers to move from one part of the building to another.
Staff and Readers were notified about the rehearsal to avoid unnecessary anxiety and every effort was made to minimise disruption while we undertook this important exercise.
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