Security Consulting for the Workplace
Professional Preparedness. Serious Success.
At Trident Shield, we offer comprehensive security consulting services that can help you assess and solve your security challenges. Whatever the size of your business, we’ll work with you to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your current emergency preparedness and offer you guidance on a revision plan.
Professional Security Consulting Services
Looking for more than just training, but not sure where to begin? Our security consultants can offer guidance on where you should focus in your Workplace Violence Program and get you started on the right path. Too many companies fail in their safety initiatives due to improper planning or being naive to all the components required to make their program a success. Our goal as your adviser during this process is to make sure that your program meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.
Site Security Assessments are often the best place to start, as they will expose the areas where your company is vulnerable, both in your physical security and your policies and procedures. Having all of this information from the beginning helps you prioritize your solutions.
An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is an OSHA required compliance document that designates response procedures for a variety of emergencies that your organization should be prepared for. Essentially, this is your play-book if something ever goes wrong.
Site Security Assessments
One of our most popular services, and a great place for organizations to start, is our Site Security Assessment. The assessment will help us understand how your business operates and what types of existing policies, procedures, and infrastructure you already have in place. It also identifies areas in which you could improve. From your physical security measures to any past incidents that have occurred, we analyze all relevant data to have a total appreciation of your company and what type of recommendations are most likely to be successful within your culture. These Site Security Assessments are a great place for organizations to begin when seeking to implement a workplace violence program, as they can offer guidance on the type of training and physical infrastructure worthy of your time and investment.
A More Indepth Look At Site Security Assessments
We perform assessments on many different facets of a building’s security, but one of the main aspects we closely analyze is physical security. A physical security risk analysis will include the examination of all the security equipment and physical precautions you’ve taken to keep your building safe from intruders.
Depending on how much security you think your organization needs, you might use many different types of physical security measures to keep your people safe. A few of the common security measures that facilities use include:
- Authorized access control
- Camera surveillance
- Security lighting
- Environmental design
While all facilities have unique needs, the above elements are the types of security measures that often have the largest impact. For example, if you want to protect employees at your office building from intruders or active assailants — you might decide to implement an access control system to make sure only authorized personnel can enter the building. Another addition may be to place bullet-resistant film on your entryway glass. Our recommendation report will give you advice on these security measures and many others.
When we do a vulnerability assessment for your business, we’ll also look at some other elements of safety, such as response and prevention policies for workplace violence and the risks of active assailant situations. Policies such as a Reporting Policy or to provide annual training on indicators of violence can help empower your employees to assist in preventing violence from ever occurring within your organization. Strong policies will also clearly outline your organization’s stance on weapons in the workplace, expectations for background checks upon hiring, and the use of security during a firing. These and others play a significant role in being properly prepared for workplace violence and we will offer guidance to fill in the gaps in your current policies.
The last part of our building security threat assessment is a full report, which we’ll use to provide you with all our suggestions and recommendations. Once our recommendations are complete, we will continue to offer support until you have satisfactorily accomplished your goal of corporate security risk mitigation for your organization. With knowledge and support by your side, you can take steps toward enhancing your physical security and policies in a way that fits your business’ needs. We do security risk assessments for all types of environments — whatever your requirements, we’ll be pleased to help.
Emergency Action Plans For Workplace Security
Every organization needs a workplace violence response plan. At Trident Shield, we’re dedicated to providing you with the most reliable safety advice and active shooter emergency preparedness support. Our consulting services include the construction of an Emergency Action Plan (EAP), which will streamline your emergency policies and keep everyone in the loop in case a situation arises. Our EAP documents go above and beyond the OSHA requirements by additionally providing you with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to accompany the EAP information. These SOPs provide you with the ‘how’ to do the necessary action that the EAP dictates to best ensure that procedures are properly executed.
While you may already have an EAP for other potential issues like fires, natural disasters, and medical emergencies, do you have a plan in place for workplace violence? If you need one, we’ll help you expand your EAP by creating a detailed plan for violence and assailant situations that will ensure all your employees or team members are up-to-date on important policies and emergency response procedures.
OSHA-Compliant Emergency Action Plan
If you need new or updated safety procedures for your facility, we’ll help you develop an OSHA-compliant EAP to protect your building, employees, customers and more. OSHA compliance is a standard founded by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which strives to keep safe and healthy practices in the workplace. By creating an OSHA-compliant document, you'll ensure that your safety policies are in the best interest of your team.
When you partner up with us, your crisis management action plan will include several components:
- A section detailing leadership roles and responsibilities before, during, and after an emergency
- Workplace violence protocols, including response procedures for an active shooter/active assailant
- Recovery plans
- Marked locations in the facility that relate to the response plan
- A chart containing violence warning signs
Following the creation of your EAP, it is recommended that you undergo some Emergency Action Plan training, or Tabletop Sessions, to assess the effectiveness of your new plans. We can assist you with this training so that you can take advantage of our expertise to determine whether any of your procedures for life-threatening and non-life-threatening violence situations should be modified before being made available to your employees. This is a crucial step to your workplace violence program if you want to keep employees, clients and visitors safe in your building.
Once you have an effective strategy in place, you can start putting it into regular practice — in due time, it will become familiar enough to your employees that they'll be able to better handle an emergency if one arises. Our active shooter training is designed to provide your people with the tools, understanding and emotional intelligence to recognize warning signs and act on them.
At Trident Shield, we build compliant OSHA emergency action plans for violence and active shooter situations — but if you’re also looking for an update to your other protocols, we can create procedures for weather emergencies, such as tornado emergency action plans, hurricane emergency action plans, and other potential crises that could impact your organization.
We know that the need for security goes further than a one-time strategy update. After we’ve helped you build a dependable EAP, we’ll offer you as-needed consulting on an hourly or retainer basis. This consulting will ensure that you have the opportunity to ask questions, receive advice, and fix other inconsistencies or weaknesses that come up. Keeping security up-to-date is an ongoing process in the workplace, so we'll work with you as long as you need us.
Our Security Consulting Services can be offered on a retained basis. Gain access to our expert staff precisely how and when you want with our retainer model.
Security Concerns? Call Trident Shield.
We Won’t Let You Down!
Whatever your business’ needs, we’re ready to develop a plan that will allow both you and the people around you to feel safer in the workplace. We know how important safety is to you and your employees, which is why our goal is to do more than just direct you — we want to build a trusting partnership that will last. From site security risk assessments to emergency action plan training and more, we have all the resources and opportunities you need to better protect your people.
Let us help you create a safer working environment for your team. We’ll be glad to schedule a free consultation call with you to get started on maximizing your business’ security and safety measures.
Contact us now if you have any questions!
Free Resources To Get You Going!
Download Our Workplace Violence Prevention Checklist
Download Our Workplace Violence Behavioral Threat Assessment Chart
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