Active Shooter Training

Preparing for active shooter situations in Supermarkets and Retail

AVERT (Active Violence Emergency Response Training) is a comprehensive program designed to educate employees on how to respond to the possibility of an active shooter or other violent incident. Supermarkets and other retail settings can be particularly vulnerable to such threats based on amount of individuals that pass through the doors everyday. It is essential for employees to be trained in how to recognize warning signs, how to escape, evade, or attack, and how to apply critical bleeding control techniques.

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Identify the warning signs of potential active violence in a Supermarket

A key component of AVERT training is learning to recognize the warning signs of potential violence. These can include behavior changes, aggressive language, threats or violence towards others, or the acquisition of weapons. By understanding how to identify these red flags through listening and observation employees can be better prepared to take proactive measures to prevent tragedies from occurring.

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Responding to an active violence situation in a supermarket

If an active shooter or other violent incident does occur, AVERT training teaches employees how to safely escape and evade. This can involve knowing the nearest exit, locking themselves in a secure location, or using tactics such as running, hiding, or as a last resort, fighting back against the individual or individuals. The goal of this active violence training is to help get employees to a place of safety as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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Emergency training for bleeding control

AVERT training also covers critical bleeding control methods such as applying tourniquets and packing wounds. In the event of a shooting or other violent incident, there is a likelihood that individuals may suffer serious injuries that require immediate medical attention. With the training provided, employees can be trained how to save lives and reduce the risk of death via blood loss.

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Why choose AVERT for Active Shooter Training for Supermarkets

There are significant benefits to providing AVERT training to employees in a supermarket or retail setting, including:

  • Enhanced safety: By learning how to recognize warning signs, escape and evade, and control bleeding, employees can protect themselves and others in the event of an active shooter or other violent incident.
  • Greater peace of mind: Providing AVERT training can help employees feel more prepared and confident in their ability to handle crisis situations, reducing stress and anxiety in the workplace.
  • Improved teamwork: AVERT training can help employees work together as a team in the event of an emergency, enhancing communication and cooperation.
  • Enhanced preparedness: By understanding how to handle crisis situations, employees can be better prepared for a variety of emergencies, not just active shooter situations.
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If you are interested in providing AVERT training for your supermarket or retail employees, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Our team will be happy to assist you in developing a customized training plan that meets the needs of your organization. Together, we can work towards creating a safer and more prepared workforce.

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