Posts made in December 2019

Recognizing the Early Warning Signs for Violent Attack

Signs of AggressionHow 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. Active threat response training is one of the main and most effective ones. Comprehensive training helps you be as safe as possible during an incident and helps you ensure the safety of others.

 

Before a situation in the workplace escalates to violence, there are often some early warning signs you can watch for.

 

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.

 

When your organization undertakes active threat response training, it helps make you aware of potentially hazardous situations and how to respond properly should they occur.

Why Proper Use of Force Training and Certification is Important for Security Teams

Security Tactical TrainingYou’ve made the move of having a security team put in place at your workplace or school. That’s a positive first step, but it’s not the only one you should take. It’s important to have those team members trained to the highest level possible.

 

At Hedge Tactical Solutions, we know not every company with a security staff recognizes this, and that is why we’ve written a post on the topic. We want people to realize that security tactical training is vital and beneficial for the safety of everyone concerned.

 

Proper training and certification are important for several reasons. The first is that with the right training, your security officers will be able to do their jobs effectively. That means keeping people safe, and that’s the bottom line with which we are all concerned.

 

An officer with proper use of security tactical training knows how to subdue and restrain someone who poses a security threat without resorting to excessive force. This minimizes the risk of injury to both parties and limits legal liability for the officer. It also covers your company from a legal standpoint too, as you have taken the step to provide proper training.

 

Since the legal protections that apply to police officers in the discharge of their duties are different than the ones that cover security guards, making sure your team has the right training provides peace of mind for them and you.