New Workplace Violence Course Series
Have you ever experienced a moment where you felt unsafe at work? Or asked yourself, “What would I do if someone started shooting at work?” Or queried, “How would I handle a resident with violent intentions who cornered me?” Unfortunately, these questions are asked all too often because incidents of violence in the workplace continue to increase. One’s workspace should be a safe place, however, many employees feel uneasy for a variety of reasons, among them inadequate security measures, lack of a clear response plan and unsecured facilities. Employees experience heightened anxiety when they do not know what to do if they experience an incident of workplace violence.
Conflicts with coworkers or customers, community tours, service calls, and random acts of violence are just some of the risks employees in the multifamily industry face. Learning the warning signs of workplace violence and practical strategies for dealing with these situations enables employees to respond quickly and appropriately if such an event occurs.
In violent situations, every second counts.
Grace Hill’s new Workplace Violence series will help you learn how to recognize the signs of workplace violence and practical strategies for addressing violent situations if they happen. The series is meant for all on-site employees and corporate employees. Each course is only 20 minutes.
Employees will learn how to keep themselves safe when doing things like conducting tours and doing maintenance in residents’ apartment homes. All employees will learn the basics of what to do in an active shooter situation based on the Department of Homeland Security’s Run, Hide, Fight guidance.
The Workplace Violence Series contains three courses:
Understanding Workplace Violence
There is more than one type of workplace violence. In this course, learn how to identify the warning signs of workplace violence and your role in creating a safer workplace. Topics covered include:
- Types of Workplace Violence
- Your Role in Creating a Safe Workplace
- Warning Signs of Workplace Violence and How to Respond
Preventing Workplace Violence
This course helps you learn practical strategies for improving security and preventing workplace violence, including environmental controls, security measures, and situational awareness and support services for employees. Topics covered include:
- Implementing Environment Controls
- Security Measures (including safety during tours and when working in apartment homes )
- Situational Awareness
Active Shooter Awareness
Active shooter situations are becoming more and more common. This course is designed to help learners prepare for and respond to an active shooter in the workplace, including how to quickly assess the situation and follow the Department of Homeland Security’s Run, Hide, or Fight guidance. Topics covered include:
- Understanding the Risks
- Run, Hide, Fight
- What to Expect from Emergency Responders