OSHA guidelines for workplace violence prevention aside, the reality is that the personal safety of your employees goes well beyond their time spent at work. Situational awareness is always key.

Criminals will strike when it best suits them. This may include targeting your employees coming and going from the office, in elevators, seldom used stairwells or quiet parking structures.  They may be victimised  on their way to or from a clients office, followed from a rental car lot at the airport or face threats while  going about any number of non work related activities.

Employees who telecommute become complacent with regard to home safety making themselves “softer targets”  and should be reminded to adhere to common sense safety and security practices when working from home.

Night shift lone workers are also at higher risk. Many services have been deemed as essential or critical per Department of Homeland Security, and attending awareness and precautions must be visited.

This training provides your employees with the foundation of a Safety Mindset which is built on gaining knowledge of crime as a process, improving  awareness of surroundings, providing effective crime avoidance strategies and reinforcing the importance of obeying intuition. (This approach to personal safety is also known as situational awareness or, SA)


  • Men and women in the workplace. Personal safety at work, home and anywhere inbetween.


  • 2-4 hour onsite training
  • Also available as a live, interactive webinar- 2-3 hour duration.
  • Content customized to best suit our clients needs.
  • Executive Overview This live 30 minute Teams presentation relevant to your needs is offered at no charge so you may better evaluate if we will be a good fit for you.

Topics/Issues Covered Include:

  • “Condition Yellow” and “Command Presence” Why are these so critical to personal safety?
  • Intuition. Never to be deemed irrational, silly or ignored
  • Crime as a planned process & recognizing pre-crime surveillance
  • The victim selection process. What makes me a “hard” versus “soft” target?
  • Non- escalation. Heading a problem off at the pass.
  •  De escalation. Emotional intelligence, preserving dignity, and what to say and NOT say
  • Trauma informed: What happened to you. Not what’s wrong with you?
  • Confronted over racial, religious, gender presentation bias. How will I deal with this?
  • Confronted for wearing a mask. What is my strategy to avoid escalation.
  • Dealing with aggressive people in confined spaces. (public transportation)
  • Strategy for early openers and last closers. The “Buddy Convoy System”
  • Early openers last closers: Avoiding the “Fishbowl Effect”
  • Low light, transitional environments, elevators and stairwells
  • Communication planning, “checking in” and “distress code phrases?”
  • Adhering to security protocol and preventing “tailgating.”
  • Violence erupts while visiting a clients facility. What will I do? Where will I go?
  • Active Shooter / Hostile Intruder in any environment. What is my strategy?
  • Affective versus Veiled Threats. Making a threat versus posing a threat.
  • Safety in elevators, parking lots, fringe areas and transitional environments
  • Fatigue and the erosion of situational awareness
  • ”Charming the Front Desk”. Recognition of when a visitor or caller is actually probing for information rather than posing authentic questions.
  • Underestimating a detailed visitors sign in sheet as a deterrent.
  • Hotel room selection and travel safety.
  • Domestic violence spill over into the workplace
  • Armed robbery. Mitigating against carjacking
  • Confronted: “Who are you and what are you doing here?”
  • Dealing with questionable strangers in isolated environments
  • Personal space. The personal space needs of those is crisis or distress?
  • When we cannot preserve our personal space such as public transportation
  • Attempted abduction. The primary vs. secondary locations
  • Road rage. The four primary triggers and never engaging in a “power struggle.
  • Safer sales calls
  • Weapons of opportunity.
  • Night shift lone worker safety considerations
  • A light source. When ever can carrying a small flashlight not be a good idea?

Related topics:

What is Situational Awareness?

Vehicle-Ramming Attacks: Personal Safety and Situational Awareness

Domestic Violence Spillover Into the Workplace

Schedule Sharing and Checking In With The Office

Early Opener or a Late / Last Closer?