“There are inherent risks for real estate agents when conducting private showings and holding an Open House. We contacted Safeguard Risk Solutions to help us reduce these risks for our agents.
Safeguard Risk Solutions developed a three hour training that was approved by the Ohio Department of Commerce for Continuing Education. Gary and Mick delivered the instruction at two of our offices. Feedback from our agents was not only favorable in terms of what they learned, but they also were appreciative of this much needed training.
We were extremely satisfied with Safeguard Risk Solutions in meeting the needs of our company and our agents. Mick and Gary delivered quality training in a format that presented relevant information to give our agents the ability to sell homes safely.
I highly recommend Safeguard Risk Solutions for any organization looking to improve the safety and security of their employees.”
Mic Gordon, REALTOR
Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty
“Our library system hired Safeguard Risk Solutions in response to staff training requests after the Sandy Hook tragedy. From the beginning to end of the process, Gary and Mick continually impressed us with their expertise and ability to tailor their knowledge to a public library setting. They took the time to meet with us to discuss our needs, organization, and culture in order to develop a comprehensive plan that best serves the community and our staff. Gary and Mick developed a plan to meet both our training needs and improve our emergency response plans. We highly recommend Safeguard Risk Solutions for any organization needing to improve their safety and security.”
Director Greene County Public Library
“Gary Sigrist’s knowledge and expertise as it relates to active shooter response is superb. Gary can relate to safety issues from a police officer, teacher and administrators perspective. Gary has participated in active shooter instruction courses for both our police department and school system. He brings a level of understanding to all involved with his vast array of experience, and has the ability to communicate this information in an understandable fashion. I would recommend Gary for your active shooter response needs anytime.”
Chief Jim Hill
Plain City PD
“Unfortunately, the realities associated with school safety and security cannot be overstated. The potential for school-related events, that could compromise a safe school environment, are too unlimited to leave school security to chance. However, the development of school safety plans, subsequent staff training and the deployment of action are too comprehensive and skill specific to be developed by school personnel in isolation.
For these reasons I highly recommend Safeguard Risk Solutions, LLC as a consultant in your organization’s safety planning solutions. It was my good fortune to have worked with now President Gary L. Sigrist, Jr. while he was employed as a teacher, as well as the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) coordinator, in the South-Western City School District, for four years in my capacity as Deputy Superintendent. In that role a portion of my responsibilities included the coordination and deployment of district-level safety strategies with individual building plans. Gary’s expertise was invaluable in helping me to effectively fulfill those responsibilities.
In his capacity as REMS coordinator Gary Sigrist lead the district of 20,000 students and 2,500 staff members through the development of individual building and department comprehensive safety plans. These plans were developed with the involvement and cooperation of the various city and township first responders along with school district/building personnel. Additionally, Gary worked tirelessly and patiently with building principals and district-level administrators to conduct safety training exercises.
Gary Sigrist brings a wealth of expertise – classroom teacher, law enforcement and safety – as President of Safeguard Risk Solutions, LLC. I am confident this blend of expertise, along with his passion for creating safer environments, will produce effective and realistic safety planning solutions for your organization.”
Deputy Superintendent (retired)
South-Western City Schools
“Our preschool TUMPS, and our sponsoring church, Trinity United Methodist Church, hired Safeguard Risk Solutions and specifically worked with Gary Sigrist, president of the company. Like many other schools and companies, the Sandy Hook tragedy compelled us to make sure that we were offering the safest environment possible for our students and church members. Upon recommendation from Upper Arlington Schools, we began working with Gary. Gary met with us many times to physically examine our building and make recommendations. He also met with us many times to just discuss our situation in order to come up with a plan to meet our personal needs. He put together a very concise and useful guide for our specific environment. Gary came to our school staff meeting for a training session for teachers, church staff and interested church members. He followed that up with another walk through. He even came to our Parent Open House one evening. He continues to e-mail us to check in. He has helped us come up with an immediate plan to update our Emergency Procedures and also a next step plan. The school and church are very pleased with Gary’s services and know that he will be here to help us navigate continual improvement in our safety plan.”
Sandy Federer and Sue Simpson Co-Directors, TUMPS
“I would highly recommend the REALTOR Safety class that Safeguard Risk Solutions offers. We recently had Mick and Gary teach a class for our REALTOR ® association, and it was one of the most interesting and relevant classes we have ever had. My members are still talking about this class and asking when will we bring it back! The content was fascinating, useful and presented in a way that held everyone’s attention.”
Midwestern Ohio Association of REALTORS®