Does your company require ethics training?
Sexual harassment prevention training?
How often have you or your workers actually had to use that training?
The risk of cyber-attacks and data breaches in the workplace can be low, but the training is still required for many companies. Active shooter training should be no different. Just as your employees should be prepared for phishing, they should also be prepared for an active shooter.
The real measure of risk is not simply the probability of an event, but a combination of probability, vulnerability, and consequences. Risk is equal to probability multiplied by vulnerability and consequences. If your company’s probability, vulnerability, or consequences are high, your overall risk is high.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), companies have an obligation to keep the workplace safe and secure (OSHA General Duty Clause). This means identifying reasonable threats and taking steps to mitigate these threats. Active shooter events are increasing in frequency and severity, and are a threat to any industry, including yours. If an active shooter event occurs and you haven’t trained your employees, you haven’t met your obligation to address reasonable threats to keep the workplace safe. Not only are you putting lives and assets at risk, you are also risking the reputation and financial liability of your business.
While this training is essential in the workplace, it can also be used outside of work. Active shooter events are ubiquitous and can occur at concerts, movie theaters, malls, restaurants, and virtually hundreds of other locations. If one of your employees finds themselves in an active shooter situation in one of these spaces, they’ll be more prepared after taking our active shooter training.
For example, during the 2018 Waffle House shooting, James Shaw, a patron, utilized the active assailant prevention technique Run, Hide, Fight. Shaw ran to the bathroom to hide, and when confronted by the assailant, he fought and wrestled the gun away. These actions saved his life as well as the lives of many others.
Don’t just check the box; prepare responsibly
Want to prepare your employees, even outside of work?
Implement required active assailant prevention training into your company’s training regimen. TPOP’s superior training is delivered in short videos and quizzes to maximize engagement and retention. Learn baseline active shooter, situational awareness, and de-escalation training in less than an hour. You and your workers will get the knowledge and confidence they need to identify, prevent, and if necessary, survive an active shooter event. Fill out a contact form to begin providing life-saving training.