violence risk assessment

According to WorkSafeBC, a risk assessment must be completed for a workplace if a risk of violence may be present (OHS Regulation, Section 4.28). 

The primary objective of the assessment will be to provide recommendations that improve worker safety through the lens of violence and aggression risk mitigation.  Our systematic process exceeds the requirements of WorkSafeBC OHS Regulations and Accreditation Canada.  Let us help! 

violence risk consulting

We can provide in-service training to your staff based on specific violence prevention models such as personal safety/situational awareness, personal space management, scenario training, communication and de-escalation strategies, break-away techniques, and safety planning.

We can also help by working with you to create policies and procedures that reduce the risk of violence for the location, nature, and circumstances of the work your employees are engaged in.

personal safety training

In or outside of the working environment, we can provide staff with the psychological and technical skills to deal with conflict that escalates into physical aggression.  Staff will learn how to implement a Personal Safety Game Plan that addresses contingencies when avoidance, de-escalation, and escape isn't available. 

A MENU OF SERVICES based on evidence-based and best practices

threat assessment

Our team has been trained in threat assessment by Protect International and in the use of structured judgement tools such as HCR-20, SARA, B-SAFER, and SAM, for assessing and managing violence risk.  

We have also been trained in delivering ASAP (Aid to Safety Assessment and Planning), to support developing a safety plan for targeted employees who have experienced violence in their domestic relationships.  

violence prevention training

Our violence prevention and management training is based on 3 pillars of personal safety - awareness, readiness, and preparedness, and streamlined into a game plan format for ease of learning, retention, and access when under duress. 

​Learners will apply what they’ve learned in high-fidelity simulations to increase self-efficacy when dealing with conflict situations where they work. 

The concept of keeping ourselves safe or 'safeguarding', is really about how we plan to mitigate the risk of violence and aggression by understanding what's happening with internally (how we’re being impacted emotionally) and externally (what’s happening in our immediate environment).  It's about implementing precautionary measures that help us detect and decide what to do during actual or perceived threats.  Our purpose is to help staff become more situationally aware, so that they will be prepared and able to deal with conflict before it has a chance to escalate.

boosting resilience

Leaders, researchers, and medical professionals all agree that resilience is critical for mental health and performance, but it’s also a construct that is widely misunderstood and misused.  Resilience isn’t binary; it’s not something you either have or you don’t.  Rather, it’s a matter of degree…how much you have or you don’t. 

We specialize in boosting personal and team resilience, with an emphasis on building psychologically safe environments for people to thrive and not just survive.