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Workplace Violence and Active Shooter Risk Management

CIS consultants assist clients around the globe in managing risks of workplace aggression and targeted violence.

Over the past twenty years, CIS has assisted clients worldwide in managing risks of workplace aggression and active shooter violence.

For organizations primarily concerned about violence originating from current and former employees, CIS provides a range of services focused on workplace violence prevention and intervention. Alternatively, in situations where the primary threat concerns are outsider adversaries (e.g., terrorists, etc.), our activities often focus on facility security design and emergency preparation. To address the needs of organizations seeking a comprehensive solution, CIS developed the Guardian SafeWorkplace Program™ as an integrated and multi-layered strategy for protection against targeted violence.

Although the risk management principles underlying our methodology are universal, the solutions provided by our team are always customized to address the unique priorities and operational concerns of our clients.  

Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention

The first line of defense against workplace violence is creating a framework of preventive policies and procedures to define aggressive behavior and management actions in response to threatening situations. To assist clients in this process, CIS consultants work collaboratively with decision-makers to design policies and procedures addressing issues such as pre-employment screening, employee behavior and threat reporting, termination protocols, and management actions in response to behavior of concern.

Another component of workplace violence prevention is establishing a process for threat assessment and management. Many acts of workplace homicide are precipitated by communications or behavior that, if properly recognized and assessed, can indicate a developing threat situation and facilitate intervention before crisis occurs.

CIS consultants can assist in the design and implementation of a corporate threat assessment program by authoring necessary policies and plans, training corporate threat assessment teams, and providing expert assistance in practical implementation.

Threat Assessment and Management

For organizations confronted with a present threat situation, CIS subject experts can assist in assessing the behavior of employees of concern and navigating complex and sensitive decisions essential to managing risk. Click here for more information about our behavioral threat assessment services.

Security and Emergency Readiness Assessment

Robust risk management programs integrate a number of approaches to mitigate the risk of workplace violence. Issues such as WVPI-related policies, threat recognition and assessment, EAP programs, and positive workforce culture all contribute to reducing the probability of mass homicide in the workplace. However, if measures employed to prevent attacks are unsuccessful or an adversary targets the facility in a manner that evades our proactive influence, physical security design and emergency preparedness become the most critical lines of defense influencing the overall consequences of the event.

As a leading authority on facility design and emergency preparation for active shooter events, CIS has assisted clients worldwide in assessing the vulnerability of facilities against armed attacks. Some of the many issues encompassed in these assessments include:

    • Facility Operations
    • Security and Emergency Infrastructure
      • Public address capabilities
      • Mass Notification Systems
      • Panic alarms and special alert systems
      • Intrusion detection systems
      • CCTV
      • Radio systems
      • Electronic access control
      • Security personnel operations
      • Security control rooms
      • Emergency medical preparations
    • Policies and Procedures
      • Access control and visitor management
      • Security plans for special activities (e.g., childcare, worship services, etc.)
      • Suspicious activity procedures
      • Staff knowledge and training
    • Facility Grounds and Facilities
      • Outdoor barrier design and egress
      • Obscuration of outdoor assembly locations
      • Façade and entrance design
      • Lobby design
      • Safe room design and availability
      • Egress design and obstructions
    • Emergency Response Preparations
      • Emergency Response Teams.
      • Emergency Response Plans (e.g., comprehensiveness, procedural measures, safety issues, etc.)

Guardian SafeWorkplace Program™

CIS launched the Guardian SafeWorkplace Program™ in 2015 as a comprehensive and integrated approach to protection against targeted violence in corporate environments. Click here to learn more.

Experience and Accolades

    • CIS consultants have assisted a diverse spectrum of organizations in assessing and improving readiness for active shooter events. Our clients include corporations, community organizations, financial institutions, hotels, government agencies, schools and universities, and religious institutions.
    • CIS consultants are committee members in the development of the new active assailant supplement for the revision of ANSI standard  “Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention” (ASIS/SHRM WVP.1-2011).
    • CIS subject matter experts have trained thousands of professionals at seminars and conferences worldwide in workplace violence and active shooter risk management topics.

Guardian SafeWorkplace Risk Management Strategy

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– U.S. Special Operations Command

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– Shorecrest Preparatory School

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