This article was written by Colonel (Ret.) Beni Tal – Founder and Owner of BTS Security
Unfortunately, attacks aimed against the medical staff become a popular trend that refuses to leave the headlines. Only skilled security guards will be able to prevent the next incident.
During the last year we have all witnessed an alarming rise in violence against medical staffs around the globe. These attacks become natural and often viewed as a routine. This shouldn't be the case. These attacks are dangers because frustrated people take whatever they can put their hands on and use it against the doctors and nurses. I believe that those criminals should be "awarded" with a clear-cut sentence of prolonged jail time.
So what can we do?
First of all, the court must issue a very clear message – those arrested will not be released the next day. Apart from the penalties, the hospitals themselves must be prepared against similar incidents. Today, hospitals take measures against terror threats but given the situation they must hire the service of an experienced security company that will ensure safety at all costs.
An organized security company can ensure the safety of the medical staff even when he is not armed because most of the guards know KRAV MAGA very well. Their strength and solid body structure will deter people from hitting a doctor or a nurse.
The guards must know the hospital like the palm of their hand because the time they arrive at the scene can make the difference between life and death. The mere fact that a security guard is situated at the entrance of a ward – can make the difference.
Today, the law allows security guards to temporary detain criminals until the police arrive. They can also use reasonable force in order to prevent an attack. If the guards see a person hitting a doctor or a nurse – they should go in immediately and do whatever they can to stop it.
BTS Security knows how to handle those thugs because we send in security guards that are used to managing similar cases with the law on their side. Just last week we were summoned to help at a children's ward in a hospital located in Beer-Yaakov. This trend must end, and it must end now.