This website uses non-intrusive cookies to improve your user experience. You can visit our cookie privacy page for more information.

Social media

Javascript is required to use HSE website social media functionality.

Work-related violence

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

Any incident in which a person is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their work

This can include verbal abuse or threats as well as physical attacks. These pages explain what HSE is doing to address the issue of work-related violence and provide access to a range of information.

The law

Safe & Sound at Work

Safe & sound at work: Do Your Bit logo

HSE places great importance on worker involvement and consultation.

Do Your Bit

Licensed and retail premises

HSE and local authorities have worked in partnership to develop this toolkit to help you reduce the risk of work-related violence in your licensed or retail premises.

Violence toolkit

Preventing Workplace Harassment and Violence

About the guidance

Subscribe

Keep in touch with all the latest news from HSE

Updated 2013-10-24