If you are a prime target:
- Keep your home, office and workplace secure.
- Do not advertise your presence or your movements, even a wedding announcement could tell an assassin where you are going to be at a certain time.
- Book hotel accommodations under an assumed name.
- Do not stick to a pattern. Vary transport, times and routes to work. Avoid roadworks and congested streets. Change vehicles during longer journeys.
- Make a habit of looking out of the window before leaving a building. Watch out for people loitering on foot or sitting in parked vehicles.
- Glance over your shoulder frequently but unobtrusively, you do not want to attract attention. Use reflections in shop windows to see if you are being followed.
- Be 'friendly' with neighbors. You may need them to let you know if anyone is asking questions or taking an unusual interest in you, but do not divulge you business or movements to them.
- Telephone ahead when making journeys and telephone base when you arrive.
- Arrange a coded phrase to be used if you're in danger or under duress and need help. Choose an arrangement of words that can be added into normal conversation and innocent sounding such as "I didn't bring a raincoat" or "the roads were clear" or "sorry" or "this is a really bad line."
If you see a suspicious package or container:
- Do not touch it, moving it may trigger an explosion.
- Do not shout "Bomb." This could cause dangerous panic.
- Move away and tell others do to the same, but tell them quietly and calmly.
- If you are on a moving underground/subway train, do not activate the alarm between stations. In some countries the train will stop immediately, which could jolt the package. Usually the emergency signal only alerts the driver, who will stop the train at the next station.
- On trains with doors between cars, tell other people to move away and alert the guard or conductor.
- If you see someone leave a bag or package behind, call after them. If they deny any association or just run off, treat the object as suspect.
- Make a mental note of the appearance of the person. Your description of them may prove vital later.
- If you have a camera with you, take a photograph, even a back view may be helpful in identification.
- Inform a police officer or other responsible official or telephone a police emergency number.