Active Violence Emergency Response Training
LifeSafety365 offers life-saving strategies to help you anticipate potential danger, react quickly if active violence occurs, and become an immediate responder to life-threatening bleeding through the instructions of HSI's AVERT.
With AVERT, you'll get unmatched training and product solutions that prepare you for active violence and acute bleeding situations, wherever you are. While other programs focus solely on active shooter or stop the bleed, AVERT goes beyond by combining both of these important topics in one training program.
What is AVERT
Once taught only to industry professionals, the content in AVERT has been specifically adapted for the general public by medical and law enforcement experts. Unlike other training programs that focus solely on Run, Hide, Fight techniques, AVERT uses a dynamic method to teach proactive awareness, how to react and protect yourself and others in a violent situation, and how to respond to stop the bleed of severe injuries that are often a result of these occurrences.
The AVERT course is delivered in a “blended” training format. This means students will first receive online training introducing them to the subject and preparing them for the instructor-led session. In-person sessions last approximately three hours and include hands-on training, realistic drills, and education with encouraging tips and feedback. Class sizes are limited to 15 people or no less than 5 so that all participants will leave the AVERT program with the confidence to respond with appropriate action if active violence or a life-threatening situation arises.
AVERT certification is valid for two years. We recommend training staff annually or every two years and maintaining a workplace violence program as required by OSHA [section 32.0.2(1)]. Clear policies and procedures should be reviewed and updated annually. When contracting LifeSafety365 we offer to instruct a refresher course a year after the initial training.
Reacting quickly to life-threatening situations is critical for any work environment. With the help of AVERT, your team will understand warning signs of potential violence and learn how to develop situational awareness.
Various response procedures, including escaping, evading or attacking, and other relevant emergency response procedures, such as using bleeding control kits, are taught.
A bleeding injury can happen anywhere, and we have all seen them happen too often – whether on the news or in everyday life. The person next to a bleeding victim may very will be the one most likely to save them.
With AVERT, you'll learn to be an immediate responder, a person who recognizes life-threatening bleeding and can act right away using stop the bleed methods.
AVERT instructors use training materials that have been specially developed to teach you proper bleeding control techniques. You can be assured that the instructors will keep working with you until you are confident in demonstrating the proper skills in controlling life-threatening bleeding. Instead of being a witness during an attack, accident, or disaster, you can move forward with the confidence that you have the knowledge and skills to be an immediate responder.
This active violence emergency training is designed to help empower and educate the participants to make vital survival decisions during an attack. Active shooter preparedness solutions need to include not only proper training but also must give your people the confidence and preparation to respond quickly to an active shooter situation.
Live scenario training with LifeSafety365 via AVERT, covers vital aspects of violent encounter response such as alerts, communication, evacuation, and in some circumstances countering a violent attacker.
Seconds count when responding to an active shooter or violent encounter threat and with Active Violence Emergency Response Training, you will learn under realistic circumstances how to recognize the signs of danger, make rapid survival decisions and decide whether to Escape, Evade, or Attack.
AVERT is designed to consider the specific needs of your organization and environment, delivering tailored training and vital live scenario experience.
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What does AVERT stand for?
AVERT stands Active Violence Emergency Response Training. AVERT goes beyond active shooter training by including emergency bleeding control basics to ensure all participants know how to respond appropriately and help individuals who may be injured before medical responders arrive on scene..
Who should be trained in AVERT
All employees and/or personnel who support a facility should participate in the training to ensure they know how to prevent and respond if met with an active violence situation.
Is AVERT training designed for a specific type of industry?
AVERT training supports anyone who could be involved in an active violence situation, and it’s appropriate for all industries and types of venues such as Government, Healthcare, Places of Worship, Schools, Sporting Venues, Manufacturing, Office Settings, and Retail Environments.
What medical components are taught in AVERT?
AVERT goes beyond single training topics and teaches topics from both active shooter and emergency bleeding control training. By combining these two integrated topics in one dynamic hands-on course, AVERT covers everything you need to handle a life-threatening situation.
What is the standard AVERT class size?
The AVERT certification course is an active program that integrates a lot of hands-on skills and techniques, making it necessary to require a maximum class size of 15 students per Authorized AVERT Instructor.
Is Active shooter/workplace violence training required by OSHA?
OSHA does not have a specific standard for workplace violence. However, under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act, or the Act), the extent of an employer's obligation to address workplace violence is governed by the General Duty Clause, which is often interpreted to include protection from workplace violence.
Does AVERT use weapons in the training?
Authorized AVERT instructors use orange replica weapons to discuss the types of weapons most commonly used in violent situations. They are also used to demonstrate how to disarm an attacker if other alternatives, such as evading and escaping, are not possible.
Does AVERT support the use of tourniquets & provide training on how to use them?
Yes, AVERT uses training tourniquets to prepare students to respond to potential injuries that may occur in an active violence or emergency bleeding event