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Violence can lead to increased staff sickness, poor morale, and a damaged reputation, making it difficult to recruit and keep staff. It can also mean extra cost, with higher insurance premiums and compensation payments.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) ‘defines’ work-related violence as:

‘Any incident in which a person is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their work.’

This can include verbal abuse, threats (face-2-face or online) and physical attacks.

The HSE guidance is aimed at safety representatives and people responsible for health, safety and staff welfare across the workplace.

Work-related violence can have an impact on both you and your workers, including those who may witness an incident.

Contact us to learn how to assess the risks and put the right control measures in place to protect your staff.


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