a “Workplace violence is broadly defined as any act or threat of physical violence in which a company employee is involved.” a With such a broad definition, this term includes violent incidents that range from bullying, intimidation and harassment to theft, physical violence and even terrorism. So with such an important subject that can impact
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a What is a threat? Threat Noun 1. A statement of an intention to inflict pain, injury, damage, or other hostile action on someone in retribution for something done or not done. 2. A person or thing likely to cause damage or danger. a The word “threat” means different things to different people. After all,
Running threat drills in the workplace to respond to situations such as workplace violence or terrorism is extremely important. Especially now with the escalation in terrorist attacks, being more threat aware is the only way that we can be prepared and therefore respond appropriately. The response of staff in a threat situation could lead to
Threat drills are routine across many industries, from the police practicing for active shooters to school fire drills and retailers preparing for Black Friday’s crazy shoppers. It makes sense, being prepared for the worst case scenario, as people need to respond effectively, but what actually makes these drills a success? When we think back to
An employee confides in you that they overheard a co-worker talking about wanting to harm another colleague. What should you do? A client threatens a staff member publicly, shouting “If you do that, I’ll kill you!” How should you respond? If you ever found yourself in work and a terrorist attack took place, how would you react and manage the situation?