Workplace Violence and Active Shooters is not a new happening. Over the years, we have experienced the acute traumas of the Aurora Massacre, the shooting at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin and what not. Catastrophes like this will happen without warning, and it is your duty to be well prepared for it. Active shooter incidents (ASI) and workplace violence can be definitely controlled if citizens, schools and workplace officials are aware of the happenings and warn the law enforcement officials well in advance. Most of these unfortunate events hint towards the fact that the happenings occurred just because the law enforcement department was informed after the shooting had started.
The most important role in workplace safety and active shooting emergency is of the first responders. They are efficient and quick. It should be also taken into consideration that the law enforcement department is as efficient when it comes to solving the problem. It is important for all the members of the society to take part in informing if they see something wrong. Similarly, active shooting and workplace violence will be avoided only if the employers and employees are proactive and take active part in providing correct information at the right time.
An active shooter’s deadly phase is over in the workplace, usually in the first four to eight minutes – or to say, before the police can arrive on the scene and deploy them. This means only one thing, employees are the first responders. Once an active shooter incident unfolds, it happens in lightning speed and the aftermath can be horrific and deadly.
Your crisis communication response must start in the first minute of your response to an active shooter emergency. Social Media and the 24/7 TV world ensure your workplace will be the target not only of the active shooter, but the target of the entire world watching you and your management respond. What are your best strategies to ensure that your personnel and company reputation aren’t killed due to an erroneous response and there is continuous workplace safety?
Beyond the first minutes of response, you—as the employer—have specific responsibilities, exposures and liabilities towards workplace safety. Learn how to address your issues for this growing threat of active shooters in the workplace in this session by expert speaker Bo Mitchell.
Who Should Attend:
Bo Mitchell CEM, CPP, CBCP, CHCM, CHSP, CHEP, CHS-V, CSSM, CSHM, CFC, CIPS, CSC, CAS, TFCT3, CERT, CMC
Bo Mitchell, President/Founder 911 Consulting, CEM, CPP, CBCP, CHCM, CHSP, CHEP, CHS-V, CSSM, CSHM, CFC, CIPS, CSC, CAS, TFCT3, CERT, CMC was Police Commissioner of Wilton, CT for 16 years. He retired in February 2001 to found 911 Consulting which creates emergency plans, training and exercises for organizations like G... More info