Banks do it, and now schools do it. Cities and towns are doing it, too. The majority of everybody else doesn`t bother with crisis and contingency planning unless they have experienced a good reason to do so. Unfortunately, by then, it`s too late.
Usually following an incident, or threat of violence in the workplace, we are contacted to perform a security survey or install CCTV surveillance equipment. It is at that time that our clients have begun to understand the importance of crisis and contingency planning, and are interested in learning more. Our experienced professionals can assist in planning a course of action during crisis, and the subsequent contingency plan to be implemented. Workplace violence does not have to be the catalyst for businesses to become motivated in planning for crisis and contingency, like it was for schools.
Either on its own, or in combination with a Security Risk Assessments, our assistance with crisis and contingency planning can help you prevent or minimize the common occurrences of violence in the workplace, and address other vulnerabilities, such as:
- Local crime
- Cyber crime
- Robbery and/or hostage situations
- Dissatisfied/deranged customers
The American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) has compiled a manual of comprehensive guidelines for the development of a strategy for the private sector`s response to Department of Homeland Security alerts. Click here to view the ASIS guidelines for crisis and contingency planning.
To obtain more detailed information concerning specific crisis and contingency planning or violence in the workplace matters, you may inquire online by clicking here.