This new course is now live in our Environmental Health and Safety Suite

Course Description

This online course encourages proactive thinking and awareness while providing practical safety advice and strategies for active shooter situations.

All tactics and procedures are based on currently accepted guidelines, bearing in mind each active shooter situation is completely different.

The course will start by examining active shooter statistics, then move on to describe motivations, locations, weapons used and duration of attacks.

You’ll learn how to prepare for an active shooter incident, and the warning signs that a co-worker may have the potential to become an active shooter.

The course stresses the importance of a comprehensive approach, involving early intervention, threat assessment, effective communication, training, and a supportive work environment.

You’ll learn about workplace issues that can “trigger” an active shooter, from terminating employment, to a perceived injustice or financial stress.

In particular, the course covers dismissal procedures and shows how to deal with potentially violent individuals.

The 5 Pillars of Security will be outlined, explaining the key aspects of a comprehensive security strategy.

The course will also cover the production of Emergency Action Plans and Lockdown Strategies, along with evacuation procedures, shelter-in-place protocols, and safe havens.

Regular employee drills and exercises are important and the course will describe the options.

Finally, you’ll learn how to respond to law enforcement and medical teams when they arrive on the scene.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

Examine and analyze Active shooter statistics.

Learn preparation techniques in the event of an active shooter situation.

Recognize that preparation and tactics or procedures need to alter for each situation and no one tactic is ‘foolproof.’

Understand why individuals become active shooters, weapons used and the scenarios that can occur.

Recognize violence indicators in the workplace and have an awareness of what can occur during an active shooter situation.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at anyone who may find themselves in an Active Shooter situation.


Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training around their work and personal life.

Duration: 50 minutes