At my company we have flexible hours but sometimes, according to a schedule, we have to stay on till late to lock up and switch everything off. I've only done this a few times and normally I switch everything off, lock the office I am in and leave, I don't have the means to lock the building.
I did not realise until recently I'm supposed to leave with the other person as they lock up so last time a colleague came looking for me and realised they were in the building alone and got a bit confused, also was dark.
I didn't get into trouble or anything, I've done it before and it's never been brought up, simply wasn't explained to me properly, easy mistake.
What I'd like to do is email the colleague and just explain and apologise, what should and shouldn't I say?