Now more than ever, organizations need to be proactive in the steps that they take to provide a safe working environment for their employees and customers. Our recognized violence prevention programs help organizations address potentially dangerous situations, and promote a culture of safety and respect within and across the organization.
One of the most important components of any enterprise-wide workplace violence prevention program is training. We know that any effective workplace violence prevention and intervention program must include initial and periodic refresher training for employees at all levels of the organization, including Threat Assessment Teams, managers and supervisors, general employees, front line employees and security and HR personnel.
All workplace violence prevention training delivered by WGI meets the requirements established by the Standard for Workplace Violence and Active Assailant - Prevention, Intervention and Response (ASIS WPVI AA-2020.) Training is practical, tailored to the specific audience and taught by skilled professionals with years of experience in the violence prevention field.
Situational Awareness is the level of consciousness that we have of our immediate environment and the events happening around us. This training addresses situational awareness as it relates to personal safety. It helps participants identify a “baseline” for each environment they may find themselves in, and teaches them to become aware when there are variations to this “baseline”. This training additionally helps front line employees identify obstacles to situational awareness and to utilize tactics to orient themselves to a variety of situations.
These tactics include being able to answer three important questions:
Additionally, this session will teach participants to recognize pre-assault behaviors to help avoid a physical assault, and help identify different types of threats, including interpreting threatening body language. Participants will also learn to recognize when someone is building momentum for an assault and be able to identify measures to help avoid physical injury.
Terminations are never easy, whether “for cause”, or as a part of a reduction in force or other restructuring. Sometimes, concerns around terminating a particular employee are elevated, especially when the individual has a history of making threats or behaving in a threatening manner. In these cases, it’s important to pay attention to those concerns; careful planning for a safe termination can make the difference between a peaceful separation and one that is hostile and potentially violent. There are steps you can take to increase the safety of the workplace during these difficult terminations.
Our experts can:
In these cases, strategy and forethought are key; the primary goal in assisted termination is first and foremost to reduce the potential threat of workplace violence and reduce potential liability to your business.
A security assessment is an on-site assessment and review of current security measures, whether they are physical security measures, technology, operations, facilities, security management, policies, training or any other aspect of the security program or measures. WGI’s experts can help assess the state of your organization’s current security protocols, make recommendations for security for new construction projects, or assist with other concerns related to the physical safety of your workplace.
In an active shooter event, individuals must be ready to think, move quickly and rapidly adjust to a dynamic situation. That’s why it’s so critical to know what to do before such an event happens. WGI’s Active Shooter Preparation and Response Training is designed to introduce techniques that can minimize injury and increase survival should something like this happen at your workplace.
Our training approach includes:
Participants also learn the concept of “situational awareness” and the importance of identifying a potentially dangerous situation, whether it is in the workplace, public, school or other environment. *The training provided by WGI is consistent with techniques that are advocated by the United States Department of Homeland Security.
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