Workers Health & Safety Centre

WHSC Lockdown training supports safer schools

Bomb threats, someone wielding a gun, a nearby train derailment—these are but a few ‘what if’ scenarios that make lockdown plans and training in them essential.

Depending on the crisis, the response may involve a full or partial lockdown, a shelter-in-place order or an evacuation. Even when the threat turns out to be unfounded, proper planning, review and execution of a workplace lockdown plan cannot be left to chance.

Workers Health & Safety Centre’s Lockdown: A Crisis Response training is intended for schools, colleges and universities and is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and tools that will enable them review, assess and make recommendations for adjustments to their existing lockdown plan, or to develop an entirely new plan.

WHERE Online, virtual classroom
WHEN June 13, 6:00PM-9:00PM
COST $75
REGISTER Lockdown: A  Crisis Response - Virtual

Please note: Registration closes two weeks before each training date. Courses are filled online on a first-come, first-served basis.

Upon completing this three-hour program, training participants will be able to apply the key principles of an effective lockdown plan. Among others, the training also addresses the importance of using consistent terms, planning evacuation routes, designating safe shelter areas, identifying vulnerable areas, accommodating disabled staff and students, worker education, and lockdown drills. The program also emphasizes the importance of worker participation throughout the cycle of a lockdown plan.

Note: If their organization has an existing lockdown plan, participants are encouraged to bring it with them to the training.


Don’t see what you need? Beyond the scheduled classes listed above, and where participant numbers warrant, we can work with you to coordinate almost any of our training courses for all workers, workplace representatives and supervisors.

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