Emergencies can occur in the workplace. However, in as much as people expect weather-related emergencies to occur or for fire to break out, they tend to be caught more off-guard when emergencies and crises occur because of other fellow human beings.
In today’s world, acts of terror are now commonplace. On average, an active shooter situation lasts a mere 12 minutes. That leaves very little time to react and respond, while assessing the information that is available, warn employees, follow safety protocols, notify first responders and monitor developments after the incident.
While the window of time is miniscule when it comes to acts of terror and violence, remember to make active shooter preparedness part of your policies and procedures in as much as you do weather-related and medical emergencies.… Read more