Doug Bedell — October 12, 2016, 3:13 pm

‘Active Shooter’ Readiness Requires Workplace Training

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Yes, it’s unthinkable. But it’s happening at an increasing rate – “it” being active shooter incidents either at businesses or K-12 schools and colleges.

SecurityInfoWatch has been keeping a watchful eye on trends in school and workplace violence. Watchfulness is, after all, the linchpin of site security. So active threat training is recommended, even though it’s not everyone’s favorite type of training. “However,” InfoWatch notes, “looking the other way is not a solution to any problem, much less one with harmful consequences.”

As in other types of less stressful corporate best practices, such training should include regular workplace drills and critiques. The InfoWatch post goes into some of the readiness realities involved.

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