Verbal abuse and threatening behaviour are the most common types of violence at work but physical violence at work still occurs.  Risk of violence can be managed by providing workplace security measures, establishing safe systems of work (especially for lone workers) and providing information and training.  

Violence at Work Risk Factors

Certain occupations and types of work are associated with an increased risk of violence.

The following factors are common to those occupations:

The first step in managing the risk of work related violence is to establish if any of your employees are at risk and in what way.

Questions that need answering:

Once these questions have been answered, identifying and implementing effective preventative measures will be much easier.

Violence at work is a matter that should be taken very seriously.  As an employer it is your duty to ensure the safety of your employees and the public.  For guidance and support speak to one of our consultants today.

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