The holiday season is supposed to be about goodwill, however, what begins as a fun evening can turn ugly when alcohol is involved. According to the UK’s Alcohol Concern “alcohol misuse costs England around £21bn per year in healthcare, crime and lost productivity costs“. The costs can be significantly higher when taking into account the damage to a business’s reputation, insurance and refurbishment costs.
To assist managers, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and local authorities have developed an easy-to-use toolkit to help reduce the risk of work-related violence in a licensed or retail premises.
The toolkit provides practical advice and can help managers and owners prevent or control violence by:
- Tackling work-related violence towards employees;
- Reducing the risk of violence to customers and members of the public on the premises; and
- Reducing the risk of crime against a business.
The toolkit contains information on a wide range of possible control measures and examples of good practice that other businesses have found effective.
Find the toolkit on the HSE’s website at: Prevent Violence.