Safer Workplaces

Violence against security staff is unacceptable

In late November, early December 2019 we ran a national campaign to promote safer workplaces for security staff. The aim of the campaign was to encourage security operatives to report violence against them. We also wanted to remind employers and venue managers of the important part they play in keeping their security staff safe.

Security Staff

If you are assaulted at work you should report the attack to the police, your employer, and to us

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If you have been a victim of a violent crime and have already reported it to the police, you may be able to claim compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

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Employers and venue owners/managers

Please encourage your staff to report any incidents of violence against them. Your support in the face of violence is vital.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publishes a range of material for employers with advice on preventing and managing work-related violence.

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The HSE also offers a toolkit that can help reduce the risk of work-related violence. Originally designed for licensed or retail premises, the practical advice it gives can be applied to a wide range of business environments. It tells you how to conduct a risk assessment and suggests a number of possible control measures that other businesses have found effective.

View the HSE violence reduction toolkit- this link opens in a new window

You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your machine to view the documents shown below.

 
Image shows the cover of the 'Violence at Work' document

'Safer Workplaces' Poster 1

Published:
November 2019
Size:
1 page / 376kb
Content:
This A3 poster encourages security staff to report violence or abuse against them. It features a picture of a male operative with the statistic "70 percent of security staff have been assaulted at work".
Targeting:
This poster is intended for security staff and the businesses employing them. It is also a reminder to the public to treat security staff with respect.
Image shows the cover of the 'Preventing Workplace Harassment and Violence' document

'Safer Workplaces' Poster 2

Published:
November 2019
Size:
1 page / 425kb
Content:
This A3 poster encourages security staff to report violence or abuse against them. It features a picture of a female operative with the statistic "34 percent of security staff have been hospitalised by an assault at work".
Targeting:
This poster is intended for security staff and the businesses employing them. It is also a reminder to the public to treat security staff with respect.
Image shows the cover of the 'Physical Intervention: Reducing Risk (Retail) document

'Safer Workplaces' Poster 3

Published:
November 2019
Size:
1 page / 434kb
Content:
This A3 poster encourages security staff to report violence or abuse against them. It features a picture of a male operative with the statistic "45 percent of security staff have been assaulted with a weapon at work".
Targeting:
This poster is intended for security staff and the businesses employing them. It is also a reminder to the public to treat security staff with respect.