Personal Safety and Self Defense
This four-hour course is designed to provide important safety tips and precautions for personal safety in the workplace. This is especially true for real estate professionals as they are very often in situations that expose them to unknown situations, with unknown persons. Instructor Preston Taylor has worked in law enforcement for over 20 years, is a Police Academy Instructor, and a Defensive Tactics Instructor for over 15 years. He has acted as a speaker/trainer for the National Association of Realtors and the Michigan Association of Realtors.
It is important to understand the legal environment surrounding self-defense and the physical limitations that can be a factor for each individual. There are key “Rules of Engagement” that will help those who work with the public to recognize and avoid dangerous situations. If a confrontation does occur, the instructor outlines and demonstrates the best and most practical ways to respond to and reduce potential harm. This program offers self-defense techniques from the stand-up position using easy and effective gross motor skills, to ground defense and ground avoidance (rape prevention).
Upon completion of this course, participants will:
- Understand what laws govern personal protection and the use of deadly force.
- Recognize the pros and cons of firearms, pepper spray, and stun guns.
- Be able to effectively use the most practical precautions during both home showings and open houses.
- Become more confident in the use of physical deterrents and self-defense techniques.
1. Taking ownership
2. Use of deadly force
3. Stand your ground laws
1. Rules of Engagement
1. Freeze, Flight or Fight
2. Physiological changes
3. What to expect
4. Energy conservation
SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
1. Safety at work
2. Safety at play
SAFETY AND REAL ESTATE SHOWINGS
1. Items in the home
2. Hiding spots
4. During the open house
SELF DEFENSE TACTICS FOR REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS
1. Onsite practical tips
Risk is the potential, or possibility that something bad or unpleasant, such as an injury or loss, will happen. The various risks we face are fines and penalties for violating the law, either intentionally or accidentally; loss of money due to damages awarded in a lawsuit; or even loss of our ability to make a living in our chosen profession. This also includes injuries to ourselves or others. Since some risk is inevitable in the marketplace, it is important to carry insurance to protect against inadvertent exposure to risk. Risk management allows you to assess, identify and then determine what kind of agreements, insurance or policies will best protect your business.
Types of Insurance
1. General Liability
2. Errors and Omissions
5. Business Interruption
6. Directors and Officers Liability
7. Workers Compensation
Choosing an Insurer
3. CLUE Reports
2. Loss Prevention
2. Damage Control
4. Data Security
2. Security Breaches
3. Privacy Policies
4. FTC Best Practices
Safety Issues and Risk Reduction
2. Premises Liability
3. Ownership of Premises
1. Copyright Violations
Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.
If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.
Student policies and procedures are always available by going to our website and scrolling to the bottom of the page (See Attendance, Privacy and Refund Policy).