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Addressing the Risk of an Active Shooter in Retail and Restaurant Settings


Preparation and training, including emergency response plans and tabletop exercises, can help protect customers and employees in the event of workplace violence.

How a retailer or restaurant responds to a shooting can threaten or enhance its operations, financial performance, brand, and confidence among investors, customers, employees, and local communities.

Maintaining a safe workplace involves paying attention to a range of issues for retailers and restaurant owners, including the threat of what law enforcement calls an “active shooter” event. These tragic incidents can result in the injury or death of employees and customers, property damage, business interruption, reputational harm, and the loss of business at a single location or across the enterprise.

In “Addressing the Risk of an Active Shooter in Retail and Restaurant Settings,” we cover several issues to help you to mitigate the exposure, including:

  • Specific steps to take to prepare for the potential of an active shooter.
  • Measures to employ after an event to mitigate the damage to your organization.
  • How to understand insurance coverage and its potential limitations in the event of workplace violence.

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