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
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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?
With the recent bout of terrorist attacks, there has never been a more important time to raise awareness of being threat aware. Although this is important for the public as a whole, it is absolutely vital that we do this in the workplace too. a The workplace tends to be one of the primary targets