Prevent Workplace Violence: 4 Steps

Preventing workplace violence in 4 steps can be a daunting task, especially depending on the workplace environment. For example, if you work in the nightclub industry, you are likely faced with a stream of potentially violent individuals emboldened by liquid courage on a nightly basis. We believe that sending your security staff to the latest martial arts or defensive tactics class is focusing energy on the wrong end of the confrontation and is likely to end up causing more harm than good. Not to mention additional liability to your staff and organization.

Prevent Workplace Violence – Seasoned Professionals

Any seasoned professional who has dealt with challenging persons and crisis situations will tell you that prevention is worth far more than learning a new move or technique. Renown expert in self-defense and combatives Tony Blauer would say, “The only thing faster than action is being “in-action” (vs. reaction to action or complete inaction).”

We believe entirely in his logic, and thus apply it to the concept of training to prevent workplace violence, and deterring crisis situations from happening altogether, instead of trying to train employees what to do after the episode becomes highly escalated and potentially violent. That is another training altogether. Nowadays, organizations want to minimize harm, reduce restraints, eliminate risk, and reduce chance of injuries and violence. For this reason, we offer this process below:

Prevent workplace violence in 4 steps:

Step 1 = Identification of risk, routine, and non-routine crisis situations likely to occur/occurring

Step 2 = Define goals and outcomes desired and required from future training

Step 3 = Implement the training process and embed the curriculum into the culture of the organization

Step 4 = Regularly review, assess, evaluate, and predict potential situations that may occur to reduce future incidents

Let our company help your organization reduce violence and crisis situations through our Verbal Crisis Intervention, Physical Crisis Intervention, Active Shooter Response Training, and related workplace violence prevention courses.