What CEOs Need to Know About Security for the Workplace

We live in a complex world. Spaces that once seemed safe or inoculated from danger are now open targets. That includes workplaces. Now, more than ever, it is critical that corporate and institutional leaders understand the very real risks that their organizations face – and take action to ensure the safety of themselves, their facilities, and, most importantly, their employees in the event of a crisis.

Every year, two million Americans report that they have been the victims of workplace violence. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, incidents of lethal violence in the workplace increased by 23% from 2015 to 2016; nearly 500 workplace homicides occurred in 2016, the highest figure since 2010.

The most vital thing to remember is that, today, deadly violence can erupt anywhere, at any time. From schools to government offices, hospitals to corporate office parks, no workplace is immune from the threat of an attack or other emergency event. Proper business resiliency starts with planning for any potential business interruption and ensuring your organization is ready. Risks from natural disasters, pandemic outbreaks, workplace violence, active shooter events or even acts of terrorism can cause lasting problems for organizations of all sizes.

Preparing yourself and your employees for the event of a crisis is an ongoing process, and it’s one you can start right now.

O’Gara Training and Services is here to assist your corporation, organization, or institution with safety and security at all levels, including:

  • Creating and executing a crisis management plan tailored to your organization
  • Evaluating overall security risk management programs and program governance in partnership with your security integrators and security consultants
  • Conducting drills and training exercises for all levels of the corporate or institutional structure, in strict adherence with all U.S. Department of Homeland Security guidelines (HSEEP)
  • Enhancing executive protection incident readiness
  • Conducting regular security audits through threat and vulnerability assessments
  • Providing situational  awareness training for employees at all levels, empowering individuals to mitigate risks and respond to threats

Our hand-selected cadre of instructors are experts in identifying threats and training people of all backgrounds and experience levels on how to avoid potentially dangerous situations.

Whether you oversee a corporate office, an NGO, a hospital or medical center, an education facility or institution, a tech facility, or a manufacturing plant, O’Gara can provide safety, security, and survivability solutions honed by years of experience, and tailor-made for your distinct needs.

Our team combines real-world, hands-on experience with proven methodologies to provide the most accurate security assessments and training possible. Our subject matter experts are some of the most qualified individuals in the world, with experience ranging from U.S. Intelligence Agencies, Department of State, Department of Defense to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Our training and consultative services are specifically designed to prepare individuals and organizations to recognize, avoid and mitigate risks while responding to threats in a complex world.

We can travel to you or we can offer access to our state-of-the-art facilities, conveniently located in Montross, VA and Alton, VA.

Do you have questions about our training programs, consultative services, facilities or support teams? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more information or  drop us a line at 571-446-4929.