Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We completely understand that you are likely to have many questions regarding how we engage your company on such a serious and potentially sensitive topic.  There is always the inclination to keep questions and concerns unspoken.  We truly encourage you to review this exhaustive list of questions and then…if we have missed something, please go to the contact form and ask away!


Is TSC training one-time training?

We desire to establish a relationship with your organization.  But, if we do a one time training or consulting engagement with you, that’s OK too.  Our training will give you the tools you need to be successful during a critical incident.  Because we hope to establish a relationship with your group, we hope to return as often as needed to train new employees and sustain current employees.


How long is the “Workplace Violence Incident” training?

After conducting our initial Vulnerability Assessment, we meet with your CEO / Executives for 2-4 hours for a debrief and Q&A session.  We then schedule training time for the line level supervisors and employees and complete 6 to 8 hours of classroom training combined with Reality Based Training (RBT).


How long is the “Workplace Incident De-escalation” training for Mangers and HR personnel?

After conducting our initial Vulnerability Assessment, we meet with your CEO / Executives for 2-4 hours for a debrief and Q&A session.  We can also meet with Managers and HR Personnel to address current trends regarding de-escalation techniques that might be used during a stressful workplace incident.


Is the training customized to our facility/business location?

Absolutely!  We prefer to train where you work.  We build a Safety Plan that is unique to your facility.  We start with a Vulnerability Assessment of your workplace so that we can plan for success and provide a safety plan specific to you.


Does each employee receive a certificate of completion when the training course is done?

Absolutely!  Every student who successfully completes our training will receive a Certificate of Completion for the safety training.


What is involved with “reality based” training?  Will I be handling a firearm?

The Reality Based Training (RBT) is an extremely valuable piece of the training.  In a controlled environment, we use stress inoculation to build mental pathways for success under stress. We will guide you through crisis rehearsal and prepare you for crisis situations.  You will NOT handle a firearm in our trainings.


Are you going to teach us to shoot a violent perpetrator at my place of work?

No.  Our methodology for success under stress does not include firearm use. We help you navigate “…the most important 10 minutes of your life…” while controlling the psychology and physiology of the incident.


What if I don’t want to take part in your training that my company has selected?

The decision to not participate in the training is up to your organization.  We believe the training is beneficial and all should attend so everyone knows what to expect during a crisis.  If a person chooses not to participate when an incident starts, that is a personal decision.


I have this weird feeling that one of my co-workers may be unstable because of a domestic situation and they have used threatening language.  Should I say something to someone at my workplace about this?

Your company policies and procedures should guide you in the workplace.  If you believe a co-worker may be unstable, it is appropriate to contact local law enforcement to make them aware of the situation.


What should I do if I see one of my co-workers with a firearm in their car?  It wasn’t brought into the workplace but should I be saying something to someone about this?

Your company policies and procedures should guide you in the workplace.  The fact that a co-worker has a firearm in their personal vehicle does not mean they are a potential threat and does not necessarily make it illegal.  Your local laws and ordinances should guide you.  If you believe a co-worker may be unstable and armed with a gun, it is appropriate to contact local law enforcement to make them aware of the situation.


My workplace is a designated gun free space.  What do I do if there is someone on the premises with a firearm?

If local laws or ordinances dictate that a certain area is a “gun free” zone, then it is appropriate to notify local law enforcement for guidance.


If I hear gunshots at my place of employment, should I contact my boss first?

If you hear gunfire at your place of employment, immediately move to where you are safe (evacuate the building, barricade your location, etc).  Once you are safe, call 911 and report as much information as you have available.


 When should law enforcement be called when there is a threatening incident at my office?

In general, any time there there is a threatening incident at your place of employment, you should call local law enforcement.  It is not your job to determine if the incident is “real” or if it is against the law.  Law enforcement would rather respond and intervene before a violent confrontation rather than after violence has taken place.


 What should we do if an employee threatens another employee with a knife or other dangerous sharp object.

If an employee threatens another employee with ANYTHING at your place of employment, immediately move to where you are safe (evacuate the building, barricade your location, etc.).  Once you are safe, call 911 and report as much information as you have available.


How can I know if my company has planned for a potential lethal workplace violence incident?

You need to ask.  Talk with co-workers, supervisors and your Human Resources.  If your company has not planned for potential workplace violence incidents, become proactive and ask for safety training.  OSHA’s “General Duty Clause” allows employees to be safe while at work and your employer could be liable if there is not a safety plan in place.


Why is it important for me to understand the “Chronology of the Incident?”

Tekton operates in probabilities not possibilities.  Understanding the “Chronology of the Incident” helps you work through potential mental roadblocks.  You will understand your biggest enemy in critical incidents…. Time.  When you understand how time affects the event, you can be successful making decisions under stress.


Why is it important for me to understand the “Psychology & Physiology & of the Incident?”

Understanding the “Psychology and Physiology of the Incident” is the most valuable asset you have in these types of events.  When you understand what your mind and body are doing under stress, you are more likely to gain back valuable time to make life saving decisions.  The mental aspect always overrides the physical aspect of critical incidents.


What makes Tekton Safety Consulting unique from other potential providers of this type of training?

Tekton Safety Consulting teaches you to understand the mental side of stress related events.  We understand that not all people are, or should be, comfortable handling a gun.  We do not teach you to “confront the threat” while armed with a gun, but rather, help you understand the value of navigating the most important 10 minutes of your life.


Does Tekton Safety Consulting providing training for schools, churches and government institutions?

Tekton is focused on providing training and consulting where the most lethal incidents occur – the workplace.