Responding to Violent Attacks in the Workplace – Australia

  • 3 topics | 18m
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
This course helps you prepare to respond to an active armed offender situation. It begins by describing the typical characteristics of active armed offender incidents. It then explains how to determine the options for action in such a situation depending on the circumstances: escape, hiding in a secure location or physically engaging with the armed offender. The course then lays out the principles you should follow in relation to each of these options. Finally, you'll also learn about what to expect and how to react when police arrive. These course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.


  • identify statements that describe characteristics of active armed offender or violent attacker situations
  • identify the components of an effective emergency plan
  • recognise the preferred course of action to take in an active armed offender situation
  • identify guidelines to follow when attempting to escape from an active armed offender
  • identify appropriate actions to take when you have to hide out during an active armed offender incident
  • identify when it is appropriate to engage with an active armed offender
  • identify appropriate actions to take when police first responder personnel arrive


  • Being Aware and Prepared
  • Surviving an Incident
  • Reacting to Police and Ambulance Services