Are your security and insurance policies aligned in your organization? Do you certain that you are not missing key procedures or policies that will be verified should an incident occur?
Today, insurance carriers require certain measures to be in place in order for a policy to be issued and the existence of these will be verified after a claim is made. Responsible business owners should confirm that not only are they compliant but also covered for certain liabilities. General liability policies often exclude coverage of certain events, especially if they involve the use of a firearm or other force. If an institution gets this wrong, the liability on the owners and management can be significant.
No business is immune from risk, but effective risk management can mitigate threats. Your people should be your main concern. Organizations that invest in higher standards of safety and security show a commitment to their employees, clients, and students and a better understanding of potential litigation. Prevent what you can, manage issues should one occur, and safely maintain business operations when possible.
Our Windom consultants will be with you through it all.
Windom takes your business or school and the safety of your students and employees seriously. We offer site vulnerability and threat awareness assessments, offering you an updated snapshot of your security strengths and weaknesses. This intense study is essential in identifying risks and in taking swift remedial action to mitigate hazards. The assessment includes a team visit to your location(s), process and procedures observation and interview of key personnel. Through this process, we gain a comprehensive picture of the institution’s security posture. At the conclusion of the on-site inspection, we offer a comprehensive report of findings and recommendations for improvement. Of course, you’ll have continued access to our consultants for evaluation of any enhancements you may install or adopt.
Windom Security Strategies Today has a long history of effective crisis management, both overseas and domestic, during military and intelligence operations. Stateside, our founder held the position as Deputy Manager for Crisis Recovery for the 2008 Phoenix Superbowl and FBI Crisis Manager for both San Juan and Phoenix offices, appointed by the Secretary of Homeland Security. In other words, we have the experience to handle any size crisis for your school or business.
In an uncertain world, your organization may be running smoothly one minute and be buffeted by crisis the next. A current and effective crisis management plan will increase the safety and well-being of your employees, clients and students and provides you with the necessary skill sets and peace of mind when they are most needed. A good crisis management plan-and a well-trained staff-attends to the needs of personnel and their families, speeds institution recovery and provides a consistent and well-articulated message to the public. Before a crisis occurs, count on Windom Security Strategies Today for crisis management training and response evaluation.
You’ve already invested a lot of time and capital in building your business. So how confident are you in the ability of your business to continue operations in adverse conditions? What about your company’s survivability after a devastating natural or man-made disaster? Do you have a plan? Have you identified the risks and prepared your staff? A key learning metric is ensuring you have the wherewithal and essential safe functional capacity to service your clients and protect your employees and other assets. Windom will be with you all the way, guiding you to a safe, full recovery.
We’ve all heard of the horrible shootings that take place from time to time in cities large and small. Sometimes, a school is targeted. At other times, it is a place of worship or a theatre, cinema, shopping mall or airport. These violent interruptions cause mass chaos and death. In the aftermath, they leave a profound sense of fear, despair and loss.
How can we as a society better understand the active shooter? What is a “mass shooting”? Are there pre-attack indicators? Are there ways to predict who will become such a shooter (a shooter “profile”) and what are the warning signs? What is the role of law enforcement in preventing mass shootings?
Windom Security Strategies Today offers a basic “active shooter” awareness course. The course is designed to familiarize you and your employees with the phenomenon and provides insight into the “active shooter” mindset and possible situational triggers. It also conveys the basics of the “run, hide and fight” principle, providing attendees with the knowledge needed to take immediate action to thwart and attacker or to take evasive measures.
Workplace violence is a serious problem, both in the United States and elsewhere. Episodes of violence in the workplace are not limited to a mass shooting, although such an event may be the most devastating manifestation of the phenomenon. Employees have the right to work in a safe environment, free of harassment, violence or the fear of violence. Our familiarization course on workplace violence recognition addresses just what is meant by the term, what constitutes a threat and what measures both employers and workers should take, both in terms of preventing such actions and in responding to them, should one occur. Time is of the essence in addressing workplace violence and an effective plan, complete with a guide to resources, must be part of your workplace policies and procedures.