10/12/2003

Tackling violence and psychological harassment at work

Advice has been made available on an British website subject area concerning an
approach to tackling violence and psychological harassment at work.

It explains by definition what is meant by work related violence (WRV), the
legal position, information on its programme, the British Crime Survey and
enforcement action.

It relates how during the two most recent complete years (2001/02 & 2002/03)
there has been a virtual doubling of the number of Improvement Notices over the
previous two years (1999/00 & 2000/01), with two prosecutions relating to WRV
since 1998, in the social and health care sectors respectively.

From April to August 2003 there have been over 300 inspections conducted and 75
investigations commenced.

In detail the website gives information on free leaflets and research
concerning Violence and Stress as well as Guidance publications.

It offers aguide how to put policies into practice as well.

Further information


AplusA-online.de - Source: Health and Safety Executive (HSE)