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Armed Robbery Safety
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This course provides learners with an understanding of how to behave safely during a robbery situation.

Target Audience

While society seems intent on insisting that situations involving a criminal should also involve an equally heroic bystander or employee, in reality, intervening or not following what the person committing the robbery says just means that people are likely to get hurt, or worse, killed.

In reality, a robbery is no time to be a hero.

If you work at a business with a high cash flow, a retail outlet or somewhere with goods that are high value and can be difficult to obtain then you may experience a robbery situation at some point in your career. Should a robbery occur, it’s important to understand that the right behaviours may contribute to a safe outcome.

The course places an emphasis on the importance of safe behaviour during a robbery and repeats the key message that learners should not ‘be a hero’ in a robbery situation. Also emphasised is the need for people to understand how they can look after themselves after the robbery, from recognising common reactions to knowing that it is ok to seek professional counselling or support.

Learning Outcomes

Kineo Courses’ Armed Robbery Safety course has been designed to provide learners with an understanding of how to behave safely during a robbery situation. The course focusses on the following learning objectives:

  • how your behaviours may contribute to the safe outcome of a robbery related event
  • how a workplace setup can reduce the risk of harm in the event of a robbery
  • procedures and training that can reduce the risk of robbery and keep you safe, and
  • the post incident procedures to follow after a robbery.

This course contains important information on what security measures can be put in place to reduce the risk of a robbery. The main focus of the course is the safe behaviour that learners must know in the event of a robbery – from how to interact with the person committing a robbery, how to safely activate an alarm and how to avoid escalating a robbery situation.

The Armed Robbery Safety course is a 35-minute course that features engaging animations, updated imagery and new illustrations. It contains information about what can be done to reduce the risk of a robbery, case study activities to reinforce what you can do in the event of a robbery to stay safe, as well as examples of what can be done after a robbery to ensure your welfare and the welfare of the people around you. This course also emphasizes that robbery situations affect people differently, and that there is no shame in asking for help if someone who has been in a robbery situation is feeling, amongst other things, depressed, anxious, guilty or experiences flashbacks. We’ve also added a downloadable poster that can be placed somewhere visible for staff that contains the ‘golden rules’ of armed robbery safety: to always comply with an offender’s demands, and to never chase an offender after a robbery.

Contextualised Content

Prevention, high cash flow, retail outlet, high value, service station, petrol, pharmacy, hotel, club, jewellery, alarm, gun, hammer, knife, hero