Creating A Security Culture

Employees are a security resource. This means that at the end of the day all employees are members of the security department. This small shift in perception makes a world of difference when it comes to reducing incidents and creating a safer workplace environment. If reporting an incident is always someone else’s responsibility, there’s a good chance many security threats will slip through the cracks unnoticed. Because people go about their days assuming that someone else will take care of it. With a healthy security culture ingrained into the foundation of a company’s value system, you will be able to nip problems in the bud and not be blindsided by easily avoidable crises. Now, we’re not saying we expect your employees to tackle anyone—but with Security Awareness Training, your employees will have a wealth of nonviolent and effective resources to draw from.

Observe And Report

Observe and report has been the cornerstone methodology of security for centuries. While this seems like a pretty straightforward concept, a person well trained in observation can spot any activity which would be deemed suspicious or illegal. With our training, we show your staff how to properly observe their surroundings. Once something has been observed, the correct people must be notified of a problem that has been witnessed. Not only that, but do it within the protocols required for reporting an incident. There’s no such thing as overreporting.

There are many times after a security incident has occurred where someone has mentioned that they had seen something suspicious earlier in the day but only mentioned it after the fact. What a difference it would have made if they had only said something before the incident ever happened. Or let’s say, the day shift at an organization has a problem with a disgruntled client or customer and has to turn them away, but they don’t tell the night shift about it. The night shift is now potentially walking into a dangerous situation completely blind. These are just a few of the ways having an entire staff trained in ‘Observe and Report’ also known as ‘If You See Something, Say Something®’ protocol can make your organization a more secure and safe place. 

Recognition – Assessment – Mitigation (RAM)

To address the emerging trend of violent and disruptive behavior in the workplace, we’ve created The Security Guru® RAM℠ Crisis Intervention De-Escalation – Training and Certification Program. Our program is very effective for most business environments. It was designed to meet federal regulations, state law, and accreditation standards—our training and certification program is offered exclusively by instructors who have experience working in law enforcement, classrooms, and hospitals. Our instructors have a wealth of experience and are ready to share that experience with your organization, to help your team become better prepared to deal with violent or disruptive workplace incidents. 

Our Learning Objectives meet California and Federal Guidelines:

  • Information on general safety measures 
  • Best practices related to personal safety measures   
  • Information on “The Assault Cycle”   
  • Information on aggression and violence predicting factors
  • Techniques to obtain history from a subject with violent behavior
  • Information on the characteristics of individuals who are aggressive and violent 
  • Best practices related to verbal and physical maneuvers to diffuse and avoid violent behavior
  • Techniques and strategies to avoid physical harm
  • Best practices on restraining techniques
  • Resources available for employees to cope with incidents of violence including, by way of example, critical incident stress debriefing or employee assistance programs
  • “Hands On” strategies to avoid physical harm

Drug Recognition Expert Training and Certification (DRE)

Our DRE Certification Program℠ focuses on how managers, supervisors, and educators should respond when encountering individuals who may be under the influence of mood or mind-altering substances. Specific techniques for observing, confronting, documenting, and confirming suspected abuse problems are demonstrated and practiced in the program. This training allows participants to feel more confident when addressing these issues. Managers, supervisors, and educators are also informed about the signs and symptoms associated with drug and alcohol abuse in addition to emerging trends involving methamphetamine and opioid abuse.  

DRE training courses exceed drug and alcohol training requirements for supervisors that are required by federal, state and local laws in addition to regulatory requirements. The training includes the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators of probable alcohol misuse and use of controlled substances.

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