We live in a dangerous world, and while we can’t eliminate every threat, we can boost our ability to recognize and prevent violence. This is why every organization should have HR Policies for Active Shooter, Hostile Threat Protocol, and Emergency Action Plan (EAP). As a business owner or manager, it is vital to have policies to turn to in case anger boils over to violence.
All industries face a variety of threats, both internal and external. These threats can include outside groups, disgruntled employees, and lone wolf situations.
Insider threat incidents are possible in any business. Unfortunately, no company is immune to this potential risk in today’s world. An insider threat is typically a current or former employee, third-party contractor, or business partner. To combat the insider threat, businesses can implement a proactive, prevention-focused mitigation program to detect and identify potential; threats, assess risk and manage that risk – before an incident occurs. In addition, alert employees and managers who know how to spot suspicious activity and possible threats and report it can be valuable assets to a business.
Employees and managers who are trained will be able to:
- Describe the actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and to assist responding law enforcement officials;
- Recognize potential workplace threats and violence indicators;
- Describe steps to take to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter incidents; and
- Describe how to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident.
SACS Consulting & Investigative Services, Inc. can help your organization establish a life-saving HR Policy for an Active Shooter, Hostile Threat Protocol and develop an EAP. After all, having the proper protocol in place can be the critical factor in saving a life, including your own. Contact us to speak with one of our Human Resource Policies specialists today!