Proactive About Safety and Security - Interactive

Proactive About Safety and Security - Interactive

Seven Dimensions
Updated May 10, 2020

Preventing crime at work starts with implementing proactive safety and security policies. In this course, Colin McLaren, former homicide task force leader, outlines the measures needed for proactive safety and security within teams and in the workplace. Learn to create a culture of safety, provide training and establish strong policies.

A safe workplace requires being on the lookout for warning signs (e.g. unusual behaviors, moods, threats, bullying, thefts) and diffusing buildups where possible. Leaders should consult a safety expert and introduce newsletters, scenario training and security protocols. A business’ assets also need securing and proper surveillance. Be vigilant with the surrounds of your business too, so it is less prone to arson and vandalism.

Key points covered:

  • Proactive safety policies
  • Spotting warning signs (behaviors, moods, threats, bullying)
  • Developing a security regime
  • Safety updates for all staff
  • Skilled management
  • Scenario training
  • Security protocols
  • Lock up process
  • Protecting assets

This interactive course is one of the Insights and Strategies Series, featuring psychologist Eve Ash interviewing a range of experts and business leaders who share their experiences and practical strategies for achieving best practice.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Identify how workplaces and taskforces are confronted with aggression or crime
  • Create and implement proactive safety policies and security protocols
  • Identify warning signs (behaviors, moods, threats, bullying)
  • Reduce #MeToo behaviors and vulnerability to overtures
  • Implement scenario training and safety updates for all staff
  • Utilize strategies to protect possessions, stock and assets