ARE YOU? AND CAN YOU NOT AFFORD TO BE?
Critical incident prevention and response training is no longer just a good idea; increasingly, it is mandated and, according to both plaintiff and defense attorneys consulted by team members, a critical factor in mitigating collateral liability stemming from Active Shooter events and other critical incidents. It ranges from preparing personnel to respond with a prevention and survival mindset to understanding the human toll and recovery needs involved. For example, few seem to know that not all post-event counseling and therapeutic support is the same. Even many seemingly qualified mental health professionals are still using approaches shown by empirical investigations (i.e., meta-analyses) to be potentially harmful to many people in the wake of a traumatic event…imagine if your best efforts to comply and provide support following an event actually causes more harm and the liability implied by that!
In this age, even planning for the Information Technology (IT) consequences during the aftermath of a critical incident is now at the hub of concerns as our lives become increasingly “digitized.” These standards have recently been added and posted by OSHA: “Physical access to IT infrastructure systems supporting financial reporting should be restricted. Mechanisms to control access could be as simple as a lock and key or as sophisticated as biometric systems such as facial recognition or retinal scanners.”
Active Shooter Prevention Project (ASPP), LLC heard the compliance messages clearly. Building upon an active shooter and workplace violence prevention training program he developed in 2007, Chris Grollnek continues to provide services to as many as he can reach to equip them with the tools they need to avoid becoming a statistic in tragedies such as the ones the President of the United States has called out by name. “We can do better,” says Chris Grollnek…and the Strategic Partners he has assembled know this and work tirelessly to help American citizens and beyond learn survival techniques and ideals that go beyond common sense but stop well short of creating fear. Our mind is the most powerful weapon we have, and to “out-think” someone that wishes to do harm is the greatest asset we as individuals have, absent a first responder on the scene when an incident starts, which isn’t typically the case.
ASPP is committed to teaching those principles and helping create safe areas and work environments. The goal is to empower people with just a basic understanding from an ASPP active shooter prevention training program to survive. All of the methodologies are derived from personal experience, not just theoretical training, as are the courses offered by many. We at ASPP hope you will join us at our next speaking event or call for a personalized training quote. Feel free to enjoy all of the complementary resources we provide along the way as well, particularly should you miss our session(s).
Respectfully, Chris Grollnek #activeshooterexpert
Security philosophies that meet federal and legal guidelines of compliance should be similar to that of an onion: LAYERED…
Establishing physical boundaries can be difficult in today’s distributed computing environments. A data center supporting a large enterprise resource planning (ERP) system may have very strong security controls, but a departmental SQL Server may be located under someone’s desk in the office. In either case, physical access to the systems should restrict non-essential personnel and audit authorized personnel only. This goes beyond mere access control and should be monitored and reviewed on a periodic basis by professional consultants and subject matter experts (SMEs). For this and more in-depth planning and recovery guidance, call us at your convenience.
* Company executives, HR professionals, facility managers, and every leader within an organization needs to realize ONE THING: Active Shooter and Critical Incident Security Prevention Training are more than “Compliance” and beyond a “Mandate.”