The brutality of the recent shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, has left people speechless. The uncertainty and fear this incident has spurred mandates workplaces to have targeted communication strategies and the ability to recognize obvious signs of impending disaster.
The unfortunate reality is mass shootings are more common than we realize. There have been over 571 mass shootings involving the death or injury of four or more people in the past 16 months, according to The New York Times.
Recent tragedies include the Las Vegas massacre, a hospital attack in New York, multiple killings at a UPS facility in San Francisco, slayings at an Orlando factory and an Ohio nursing home. "It will never happen here," is not a strategy.
Join former FBI terrorism expert and corporate security consultant Rob Haley to learn how to prepare for and possibly prevent tragedy from occurring at your office, warehouse or factory.
Why You Should Take This Training
More than 500 workplace homicides occur in the United States every year. The trend is increasing. Haley says shootings often bear common characteristics, citing the Texas church shooting as an example.
"The tragic attack that killed 26 in a small church in Texas bears striking similarities with other active shooter attacks. Attackers are often people with a known history of violence, an affinity for firearms and exhibited prior behaviors that may have indicated a potential for violence in the future. It is so difficult to accurately predict that an active shooter attack will occur, but it is always possible to prepare. " -- Rob Haley
The former special agent will walk you through what happens when a violent gunman enters a place of work, worship or public venue. He will also provide your organization with the foundation for an OSHA-compliant Emergency Action Plan to protect you and your business if disaster looms.
This fast-paced 90-minute online training for HR, training and security leaders provides real-life stories, pertinent facts, and steps you can take to prepare for and respond to an emergency. In addition to a compelling narrative from former agent Haley, your company will secure the guidance and information tools to update or implement your legally compliant Emergency Action Plan (EAP) along with specific Active Shooter Preparedness Guidelines.
Bring safety and peace of mind to your workplace. Your employees will thank you for it.
Top 6 Takeaways
- Characteristics of "typical" active shooter incidents - (there is almost never an emergency plan in place)
- "Predict, prevent, respond" - warning signs of dangerous individuals and what to do about them
- "Run, hide or fight" - the choices we must make and how to make them in crisis
- Simple steps to implement effective workplace violence and active shooter preparedness plans
- Workplace violence red flags and know how to address them before an escalation
- Written policies to keep your building prepared for ingress, egress and general safety in case of emergency
- Workplace Violence Preparedness and Response Plan Template
- Active Shooter Evacuation Plan Template for your Employee Handbook
- Official FBI handbook on “Workplace Violence: Issues in Response”
- Infographics and pamphlets you can share with co-workers
- Interactive breakout opportunities to address your personal concerns about workplace violence, active shooter preparedness, and OSHA requirements
- 1.5 Hour continuing education credit (HRCI, SHRM, CLE)
Your Avant Expert
Robert E. Haley, III, is president Veritas Security Solutions, LLC. Previously he served as Chief Security Officer of ESS and FortreESS Group after retiring from the FBI in 2015. His FBI service included the Violent Crimes/Fugitive Unit (VC/FU) at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for the national fugitive program, and all violent crime matters within the southeast region of the United States. After 9/11, he volunteered for re-assignment to the FBI's Usama Bin Laden Unit (UBLU). He was later selected to supervise the Orlando, Florida, Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). Mr. Haley then served as the Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge (ASAC) in Birmingham, Ala., where he oversaw all criminal and administrative programs and executed COO-level responsibility for personnel, facilities, operations (budget, audit, compliance, staffing, training, SWAT, Evidence Response Team and Crisis Negotiations).