The best way to address potential acts of violence at your business is to be prepared to act before, during and after an act of violence occurs. Here are some programs you can use to ensure the safety of your employees and customers:
• Pre-employment screenings—Background checks can help identify candidates who have violent histories.
• Security—Security systems can ensure that only employees have access to certain areas.
• Alternative dispute resolutions—Techniques like facilitation and mediation can help solve a conflict before it escalates.
• Threat assessment teams—A designated team can work with management to assess the potential for violence and develop an action plan.
Stay tuned for ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Training available through WGBCO. Classes and training will be announced in August, 2017!