LRD Booklets October 2007

Tackling violence at work - a guide for union reps

Introduction (443 words)

Violence at work — meaning attacks on workers by members of the public, clients and service users — is a major health and safety ...

1. The scale of the problem (2662 words)

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

2. The law on violence at work (1282 words)

Health and safety law applies to risks from violence, just as it does to other risks from work. The main pieces of relevant legislation ...

3. Official guidance on tackling violence at work (2809 words)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published guidance explaining how employers should tackle violence at work, including guidance for particular sectors such as ...

4. Union action on violence at work (3453 words)

Union campaigns, collective bargaining and industrial action have been used across sectors to reduce violence at work. As a result, most of the improvements ...

Further information (427 words)

Labour Research Department, 78 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8HF; tel: 020 7928 3649; web: www.lrd.org.uk. LRD provides an enquiry service for affiliates and the ...