Workplace safety is a daily concern in today’s corporate environment. HR managers and employees need to be vigilant in noticing little things that seem “off” and may require further investigation. Yet, even when an employee has been told “if you see something, say something,” they may try to justify a co-workers’ unusual behavior as just quirky. Or ignore the loose security door believing someone else will handle it. In the meantime, department managers are busy and don’t notice the day-to-day signs of a growing threat, like easy office access to the public. It could be time for a workplace security consulting expert with an objective point of view.
For example, on the morning of December 2, 2015, Syed Farook walked into a meeting at his company around 8am with a book bag full of pipe bombs and left them in the office. He
later returned with his wife and guns blazing. At no point did anyone notice, or question the book bag or his hasty departure. Reviewing the timeline of the San Bernardino pre-attack indicators were there. Yet co-workers who spent three years working alongside with Mr. Farook said they didn’t see it coming. These kind of tragedies speak to the need to take workplace violence seriously, and to audit risks in advance.
Workplace Security Consultants can Find Safety “Blind Spots” in Your Company
Although managers and staff have had workplace violence training, it is not their main purpose. Employees may be too focused on their own work to notice possible workplace security issues. With over twenty years of experience, the IMG workplace security consulting team can detect indicators and company vulnerabilities unseen by company employees.
Each company has different workplace security consulting needs. The danger may not be a current co-worker, it can be a fired employee with a personal vendetta. Or someone associated with an employee such as an abusive ex-spouse making threatening phone calls to the office.
The technical structure of the company can be weak, like a cybersecurity system open to eager hackers ready to cause mayhem.
Our IMG professionals have over twenty years of experience in all areas concerning workplace security consulting. From psychological evaluations to workplace violence prevention tools, IMG has developed the technology to detect and lower risk. Workplace violence takes many forms and so does workplace security consulting. Bring IMG experts in to evaluate the environment and detect possible red flags in your company. A consultation is the first step.