Violence at Work (UK)


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21/09/2010

Security guard 'unlawfully killed Swansea shoplifter'...

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20/09/2010

A council tenant has been served with an Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction (ASBI) after abusing and threatening a female Council Officer...

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11/09/2010

Railway workers are threatening to go on strike after the number of attacks on staff soared by 22%...

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11/06/2010

One in ten further education employees have been subjected to physical violence, according to a report by the University and College Union (UCU)....

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01/06/2010

Bar and club bouncers to get restraint training...

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30/04/2010

It is estimated that in the UK a social care worker is the target of verbal abuse every 10 minutes and physical violence every hour...

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17/03/2010

A man who threatened staff with knives at the Daisy psychiatric ward in Prospect Park Hospital, Reading, has been given a conditional discharge ...

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23/02/2010

Assaults on NHS workers to be treated more seriously by Crown Prosecution Service...

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06/02/2010

Nearly half of new teachers do not feel properly equipped to deal with violence in the classroom, a survey by ATL suggests ...

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05/02/2010

Councils have rejected a proposal from unions for a National Register of violent incidents involving social care staff...

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03/02/2010

Skills for Care issues new guidance for social workers on dealing with threatening situations...

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02/02/2010

A mental health charity has been fined £30,000 for failing to protect support worker Ashleigh Ewing, 22, who was stabbed to death by a service user in 2006. ...

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26/01/2010

The Institue of Conflict Management is requesting feedback for its Work-related Violence Survey...

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26/01/2010

HSE is inviting feedback on the Tool-Kit for Managing Violence in Licensed and Retail Premises. Please contact: Emma Wilde on Tel: 01298 218370 ...

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26/01/2010

Violence at Work: Findings from the British Crime Survey 2008/9 published ...

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25/01/2010

A man has been sentenced to 15 weeks in prison for attacking a bus driver by spraying an unknown substance into his face in June last year ...

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18/01/2010

Physical assaults on staff at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust increased by over 150 per cent last year ...

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04/01/2010

Bullying in the workplace has doubled in the past decade...

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07/12/2009

A Conference & Exhibition on Lone Worker Safety is being planned for 11th May 2010 at Earls Court Conference Centre ...

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18/11/2009

Advice and training from conflict specialists MAYBO has helped reduce assaults on staff by 52% at University College Hospital, London ...

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17/11/2009

Assaults on NHS staff are occurring at the rate of 150 per day, according to the latest latest figures, 70% of attacks involve people with mental health issues ...

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17/11/2009

New (free) guidance on preventing workplace harassment and violence launched ...

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16/11/2009

National Safety Symposium: Delivering a knock-out blow to violence ...

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11/11/2009

Attacks at work are 'part of the job' according to a security worker at Scunthorpe General Hospital. ...

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10/11/2009

HSE has issued an Enforcement Notice to Hillingdon Hospital after complaints of security officers being expected to work alone...

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09/11/2009

A 2008 survey of 1,100 retail staff found 80% of respondents had been abused verbally and 7% claimed to have been victims of physical violence...

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08/11/2009

Bullying at work in the UK has doubled in the past decade according to a recent survey of 7,000 workers for public sector union UNISON...

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02/11/2009

The latest survey from USDAW suggests 1 in 10 shopworkers has been physically assaulted whilst at work...

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09/10/2009

Official figures show the total number of assaults against public sector workers in Scotland has fallen to 32,267 from 25,046 incidents in 2008 to 2009...

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19/09/2009

Two mental health support workers who carried out a sickening assault on a dying elderly dementia sufferer could be facing a jail sentence. ....

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10/09/2009

Onlookers at a bar warned bouncers they were going to kill a man who died while being restrained, a jury at Winchester Crown court has heard. ....

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10/09/2009

CIPD factsheet (free download) looks at the legal implications of workplace bullying, as well as providing guidance on employers' and employees' responsibilities....

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09/09/2009

Eighty staff at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals were victims of violence or aggression during the first six months of this year ....

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08/09/2009

Harsher penalty charges for rail passengers are putting staff at risk of assault says RMT Union General Secretary, Bob Crow....

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12/08/2009

Body cameras have reduced incidents of verbal abuse by 60% at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital....

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31/07/2009

The NHS Security Management Service commences roll out of the Personal Alarm Device that has been approved for Lone Workers....

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31/07/2009

A man has been arrested following the death of a man who was restrained by shopping centre security staff in Swansea....

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18/07/2009

Door Supervisor who used a Full Nelson hold when attempting to eject a customer resulting in them being paralysed is jailed for four years... ....

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08/07/2009

HSE RIDDOR figures show 176 school staff suffered acts of violence in 2007/8 and 26 attacks resulted in major injuries....

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02/07/2009

A store worker who fought off a drug addict who threatened her with a knife has packed in her job because she is too afraid to stay. ..

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18/06/2009

Inquest to open into restraint-related death of black prisoner Godfrey Mayo at HMP Belmarsh ..

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08/06/2009

NHS trusts given funds to allow staff at risk of violence to be provided with body armour ..

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04/06/2009

Assaults on staff in the service industry are far from rare - the case for self-defence training for staff...

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20/05/2009

The latest report from the British Transport Police shows that assaults on London Underground staff reduced by 5% last year...

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20/05/2009

Man found guilty of attacking a Tesco security guard...

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15/05/2009

Local government staff report high levels of violence and abuse...

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12/05/2009

Hospital security guard attacked by a patient...

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15/04/2009

Robbers have launched a terrifying attack on Group 4 security guards delivering cash to an ATM in Rochdale ...

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14/04/2009

Schools are hiring bouncers to control rowdy pupils, it was revealed yesterday at the National Union of Teachers' conference.

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09/04/2009

An Inspector in the Cleveland Police Force has been branded a bully by a judge after a worker said she had been intimidated. ...

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06/04/2009

In a recent survey of 1,000 teachers, one in four had been attacked by pupils ...

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02/04/2009

A woman who bit a security guard's ear off after being caught shoplifting at Debenhams in Croydon's Centrale shopping centre has been fined...

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25/03/2009

Annual survey of NHS staff shows violence against staff remains relatively unchanged, but reports of bullying, harassment & abuse have declined...

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25/03/2009

A teacher attacked at work by a 12 year old pupil in 2004 has received £275,000 compensation after his school failed to warn him about the dangers...

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22/03/2009

Royal Mail staff at the Dorcan delivery office in Swindon have complained about bullying by management...

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19/03/2009

A have-a go-hero who foiled a bank robbery in Barry town centre last year has been given a special award...

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12/03/2009

Man who attacked a GP at the Latimer Health Centre in Hackney is jailed for eight months...

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10/03/2009

Dr Sheelagh Rodgers, head of NHS Highland's psychological services at New Craigs Hospital, Inverness, has been cleared of bullying staff...

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09/03/2009

A man has been sentenced to 16 weeks' imprisonment suspended for 18 months after pleading guilty to assaulting a student nurse at Warrington Hospital...

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05/03/2009

There were a thousand attacks on cash-in-transit couriers during 2008, a reduction of 6% on 2007...

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05/03/2009

Efforts to prevent physical and verbal abuse against workers within voluntary organisations in Scotland are being stepped up...

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04/03/2009

Economic crisis is blamed for bullying at British Telecom...

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03/03/2009

Royal Mail worker given a written apology from his bosses after staging a roof top protest about his treatment in relation to bullying allegations.

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18/02/2009

More needs to be done to protect Wales' NHS workers from violence, according to a report out today...

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16/02/2009

The number of assaults on teachers by pupils in Peterborough schools has surged by more than 200 per cent since 2005 ...

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15/02/2009

Three senior officials at the Unite Union have alleged they have been bullied at work by the PM's former spin doctor, Charlie Whelan ...

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12/02/2009

NHS Security Management Service and ACPO sign another agreement to get tough on violence to NHS staff...

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06/02/2009

A teacher who was assaulted by a pupil has been awarded £280,000 ...

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04/02/2009

G4S security guard took his own life after becoming convinced his bosses were out to get him...

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03/02/2009

Staff who are being bullied are suffering in silence rather than risk their job security by complaining, according to recruitment agency Hire Scores....

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29/01/2009

A fare dodger who repeatedly punched and head-butted a East Midlands Trains conductor has been jailed for three-and-a-half years. ....

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27/01/2009

Survey indicates that more than 70% of British adults feel as though they have been bullied or witnessed bullying in the workplace....

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26/01/2009

National survey reveals that one in five NHS Scotland staff have personally experienced a violent incident...

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22/01/2009

Care home manager wins £30,000 compensation from her employer after enduring months of harassment by a colleague...

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20/01/2009

A security guard has received £180,000 in compensation from his employers, London Borough of Waltham Forest, after being attacked at work ...

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16/01/2009

The Health & Safety Offences Act 2008 comes into force today, providing courts with greater sentencing powers for those who break health and safety law ...

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15/01/2009

Lone local government workers are increasingly vulnerable to attacks and traffic wardens, now known as civil enforcement officers, are particularly vulnerable... ...

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14/01/2009

Dr Sheelagh Rodgers, Head of NHS Highland's psychological services denies bullying and intimidating twelve colleagues in her department...

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13/01/2009

Eight people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a man during an armed robbery at a Worcestershire village post office. ..

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13/01/2009

A fast food delivery driver was assaulted and robbed while he was taking food to a customer in the Crouch Road area of Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire ..

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12/01/2009

Cleveland Police employee who ended up in hospital with stress after being bullied and overworked claims constructive dismissal..

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11/01/2009

Norwich gift shop staff attacked in violent robbery...

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09/01/2009

A Post Office worker was shot dead today and his father seriously injured during an armed robbery at their village shop in Fairfield, near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire...

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08/01/2009

Abusive behaviour against public sector staff is rising (check out the horrifying statistics in this article)...

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07/01/2009

Kitchen porter who was stabbed to death in a Wakefield Indian restaurant had been bullied at work by his alleged attacker...

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03/01/2009

A fashion store in Bournemouth was forced to shut after angry customers screamed abuse and hurled stock at staff...

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02/01/2009

New study suggests 1 in 20 British shoppers believe it is morally acceptable to verbally abuse a store employee if they were given poor customer service...

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