Work-related violence: A guide for employers (PDF version)

Guidance to help employers prevent and respond to work-related violence.

Published: 17 May 2022
File type: PDF
File size: 1.08 MB
Length: 32 pages
Reading level: Medium

Definition of work-related violence

Work-related violence involves incidents in which a person is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their work. This definition covers a broad range of actions and behaviours that can create a risk to the health and safety of employees. It includes behaviour sometimes described as acting out, challenging behaviour and behaviours of concern.

What it contains

Guidance in this handbook may help employers control the risk of work-related violence in the workplace. The information may also benefit employees and health and safety representatives (HSRs).