How often do you hear about violence in the workplace or schools? Too often is the answer.
No matter how distasteful this behavior is, we have to recognize that it’s become a part of our modern society, and we need to be prepared for it. There are a few ways that we can be ready to prevent or deal with incidents of this type. Professional security consulting provides a truly customized crisis communication and notification solution just for your business. In addition, quick communicate with your entire staff about any emergency situation is key to preventing casualties. Comprehensive planning helps you be as safe as possible during an incident and helps you ensure the safety of others.
Early Warning Signs For An Attack
Before a situation in the workplace escalates to violence, there are often some early warning signs you can watch for to avoid a violent attack.
You are going to be aware of changes in behavior, especially ones that are frequent and intense disruptions to the workplace. A few of the warning signs can include:
- Crying or Temper Tantrums
- Disrespect for Authority
- Swearing or Emotional Language
- Poor Reaction to Criticism
- Social Isolation
- Holding Grudges
- Lack of Personal Hygiene
Physical signs can range from pacing, trembling, and violent gestures to loud talking, glaring, and abusive language.
A further look at a profile that may indicate a propensity for violence will encompass threatening or intimidating behavior, increased stress, negative personality characteristics, and marked changes in mood.
How APS Can Help Your Business Be Prepared
As your business works towards recognizing early warning signs, you must also be prepared with comprehensive training. Through a combination of security consulting and our fixed-mount life-safety device Team Alert Pad, Alert Protection Services helps make you aware of potentially hazardous situations and how to respond properly should they occur. Contact us today to learn how we can help your business.