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Violence prevention at work

This article out in August from WA discusses some govt initiatives to address the increasing trend of violence in the health care industry. Our own work with NSW Ambulance and many other organisations who encounter community violence as part of their work confirms how widespread and serious this safety issue has become for so many. Not surprisingly, providing staff training is one of the strategies but in order to be effective that training needs to be relevant to each operating context and include practical steps for people in high risk workplaces so they can build strong protective behavioural habits.

Any violence prevention training should include opportunities for participants to practise dynamic risk assessments and develop skills in situational awareness. It should focus on preventative risk management strategies and provide participants with basic self defence tactics that they can use when confronted with physical violence as part of their work.

If you would like to know more about tailored violence prevention programs for your teams, please get in touch on

To read the article please click WA Hospital Violence

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