06-07-12 Reasons why a company should have a workplace violence policy
This week we are going to look at 3 different perspectives of why we need a workplace violence policy. Over the past few weeks we have had different interpretations and points of view added to both our blogs and our training sessions with various companies. We have also approached it from the angle ‘why bother’, or does it make any difference to the person or organisation?
Some of the feedback that we have had has been quite interesting, i.e. it does not protect the staff or it’s just another expense that can also add to very tight budget. Our approach is slightly different as we help identify if a policy is actually needed or if training is needed. The easiest route to take is to look at your role, the role of the staff and see if there is a risk, and if so well it is you that now has taken the chance.
Every company we have recently worked with in implementing a policy has stated it does work, as it clearly shows the line between abuse and a threat and that it is also ok to walk away if you feel you need to. Plus added direction on lone working also protects all and ensures that everyone plays their part in protecting each other.
Tomorrow we will look at the benefits for the management:
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