WHo we are

Empirical Safety Training

Empirical Safety Training, is a workplace violence prevention safety Training program in health care settings, psychiatric hospitals and retail establishments, like convenience stores. Regardless of whether your work site falls within these rules, every business should consider establishing a workplace violence prevention plan. Such a plan does not have to be complicated, time consuming or expensive. 

Ask yourself, “What kind of workplace violence could happen at my work?” 

Empirical Safety Training will make sure you are ready!

The Empirical Training Difference

 All our trainers have extensive skills and experience in dealing with workplace violence  Classroom & Practical Training 

We used classroom & hands-on teaching methods to help achieve your outcomes


Value without Compromise 

We offer value for money, with no compromise on quality, and expertise

YOUR Professional Development  

We are committed to your continued professional development  

Only When Necessary 

Those attending training are constantly reminded that physical skills are a last resort 

Techniques That Work 

All techniques have been risk assessed according to a process within the OSHA guidelines   


Lateral Violence is…

A deliberate and harmful behavior demonstrated in the workplace by one employee to another, is a significant problem in the Nursing Profession

Lateral violence (LV) is a devastating phenomenon in the nursing workplace. Also known as ‘Horizontal Violence’ or more commonly known as Workplace Bullying. LV is disruptive and inappropriate behavior demonstrated in the workplace by one employee to another who is in either an equal or lesser position

Who takes our program?

Empirical Safety Training was set up for employees, who at some point in their work, will need to respond appropriately and confidently when confronted with aggression. Many people are tucked away in their day to day jobs; there are those that are considered to work on the “front-line.” This includes roles such as: 

  • Residential home workers
  • Healthcare staff , contact workers, volunteers and physicians.
  • Retail staff
  • Those working with schools and educational facilities.

Employees who come face to face with patients, residents and the general public need our Empirical Safety Training programs.  


The benefit to the employers is that they will have staff that are less likely to be off sick or injured due to a situation at work and of course the general public, patients and residents will feel safe in the knowledge that staff will know exactly how to deal with the situation if or when they arise.

Risk Factors


  • Availability of guns and other weapons
  • Availability of medications or money
  • unrestricted movement of the general public through facilities
  • Presence of gang members, drug or alcohol abusers, or distraught family members 

Work Practices

  • Poorly lit parking areas work practices
  • Low staffing levels
  • Isolated work areas
  • Lack of staff training in recognizing and managing aggressive behavior 


  • Victims are often untrained and / or newly hired staff
  • Perpetrators often have a history of violent behavior and have been diagnosed with a mental illness or substance abuse disorder