Is your office safe?
Our hearts are broken in light of the loss of 17 lives in Parkland, Florida this past week. And now, large scale debate is breaking out across the country on issues ranging from gun control to mental health to school entrance safety.
In light of the many shootings that our country has experienced recently, everyone is discussing safety and prevention. That means that when folks walk into a church, a concert, and yes, your office, they are asking themselves if they are safe.
In light of that, ask yourself, “Is my office safe?” Here are a few questions to think through to guide you.
Does your front desk know what to do if an active shooter walks through the door?
Do all of your employees know what to do if someone, already in your office, begins shooting?
Are your exits clearly marked for staff and patients?
Are there safe places in your office, and do all of your staff know where they are?
Do you provide information to your patients (fliers, pamphlets, etc) that make them aware of your active shooter plan?
Answering these questions will help you determine whether your office is as safe as it can be. Some of the answers may very well give you some pretty large to-dos. No matter where you are in the spectrum of office safety, now is the time to evaluate or create your active shooter plan. Your staff and patients will thank you.
If you need help developing a safety/active shooter plan, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We have experience working with offices creating plans, and we would love to help you.
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Gordon Duncan is an award-winning educator, salesman, teacher, manager, and writer. He has taught in the public school system, lobbied for school's accreditation, managed eye clinics, led sales' teams, and also publishes books on theology, church, and culture.