workplace violence


‘Over 90% of retail staff have been assaulted, threatened or abused in the last 12 months’

Union USDAW has urged shop workers to ‘report it to sort it,’ after preliminary results from a study highlighted the levels of abuse faced by retail staff. Read More

Study reveals significant levels of verbal and physical violence towards security staff

A new study conducted in May this year of over 1,000 security professionals from Workingthedoors.co.uk has revealed the levels of verbal and physical violence security staff receive while at work. Read More

Euro 2020: Concerns raised over policing as 5,000 ticketless fans sieged Wembley Stadium

An estimated 5,000 fans forced their way into Wembley Stadium for England’s Euro 2020 final clash against Italy, leaving ticket-holding fans to stand on the stairs. Here, Jack Bibb reports on what he saw and how protocols have changed since May’s COVID test events. Read More

Violence and abuse against shop workers increasing

Violence and abuse against shop workers is on the rise but the perpetrators are rarely prosecuted, according to new research. Read More

How to protect yourself and others: Guidance for door supervisors

The SIA has released guidance on good practice that can help door supervisors protect the public and keep themselves safe. Read More

Inspections to look at how schools and colleges work to prevent sexual harassment, online sexual abuse and sexual violence

Ofsted has published updated education inspection handbooks, clarifying how inspectors will assess how schools and colleges confront sexual harassment, abuse and violence among children and young people. Read More

G4S sentenced after employee attacked at a youth offender training centre

A private security company has been fined after an employee suffered life-changing injuries when he was assaulted by four individuals at a young offender’s training facility in Milton Keynes. Read More

Government to protect workers’ rights and clamp down on workplace abuse

A new workers’ watchdog is to be created to protect the rights of UK workers, the government has confirmed. Read More

Work-related violence and aggression: Don’t accept it. Report it. Prevent it.

In this article Helen Beers from the Health and Safety Executive and Sheena Johnson from the Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester discuss work-related violence and aggression – the importance of staff reporting incidents to their employers, and of employers understanding the problem and taking action to prevent it. Read More

Body cams for ambulance staff after rise in attacks

England’s ambulance trusts are expected to be given body cameras by the end of the month as assaults on ambulance workers rise by almost a third in five years. Read More



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