Browsing workplace violence preparedness (WPV) training for your workplace? Want to give your employees skills on situational awareness, verbal de-escalation, and active shooter readiness?

Are you looking for training that caters specifically to your industry?

You should be! The majority of active shooter preparedness training on the market is designed for an office environment, which can be helpful if that’s where your employees spend most of their time. But if your workplace is a retail store, a restaurant, a factory, a warehouse, an entertainment venue or some other unique environment, then your employees might be left with more questions than answers. There is also an abundance of quick video training options that leave much to be desired. Some organizations choose options like these because they can quickly satisfy the OSHA General Duty Clause obligation, but you’ll be doing your employees a disservice by choosing training that doesn’t consider the unique risk factors and challenges of your workplace.

If you’ve already decided that you need to implement training for WPV, now it’s time to consider personalized, comprehensive, industry-specific training (if you still need to research training in general, read this article first).

Optimize Preparedness – Industry-specific training provides specific skills and knowledge that general training often doesn’t. An office worker and concert venue worker have different work environments that require different training. For example, the concert venue employee might not have many places to hide and must prepare for open space attacks, something the office worker might not have to worry about. Conversely, someone working in an office needs to learn how to barricade office doors, and doesn’t need to worry as much about dealing with large crowds. Industry-specific training helps employees properly prepare for an active shooter event and better envision their escape plan.

TPOP offers industry-specific training for:

  • Office facilities
  • Utilities and energy companies (in the field and in utility facilities)
  • QSR and table service restaurants
  • Food retail
  • Commercial retail
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Mass gatherings and entertainment venues
  • Houses of worship
A woman working in fast food | Active shooter preparedness

Maximize Knowledge and Retention – Industry-specific training that aligns with an employee’s everyday workflow and environment is easier to absorb and easier to remember. Building muscle memory for acting under pressure is critical and that task is faster to develop when the lessons resonate directly with the learner.

Increase Employee Confidence – When your staff learns how to respond appropriately to workplace violence in their specific environment, this will increase their confidence and make them feel safer and more secure while at work.

Create a Safer Workplace – When workplaces are prepared, the risk of workplace violence is reduced and the consequences of an event can be less severe. Active shooter preparedness can potentially decrease the number of deaths and casualties, as well as potential lawsuits.

Secure Your Personalized Active Shooter Preparedness E-Learning

When you choose TPOP’s online training for verbal de-escalation and active shooter preparedness, you can further personalize the training in a number of ways. Our instructors are filmed on green screen backgrounds which means that we can “place” the industry experts in front of images in your workplace (your office, your restaurant, your warehouse etc.). This creates a more familiar surrounding and further personalizes the training for your teams. You can also create a personalized video introduction from your management which displays at the beginning of the training. And finally, we can customize the course content and duration to your individual training needs.

Let’s talk about your training needs today.