Violence against security staff is unacceptable
We’re running a national campaign to promote safer workplaces for security staff. We want to encourage security operatives to report violence against them. We also want to remind employers and venue managers of the important part they play in keeping their security staff safe.
If you are assaulted at work you should report the attack to the police, your employer, and to us
If you have been a victim of a violent crime and have already reported it to the police, you may be able to claim compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
Employers and venue owners/managers
Please encourage your staff to report any incidents of violence against them. Your support in the face of violence is vital.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publishes a range of material for employers with advice on preventing and managing work-related violence.
The HSE also offers a toolkit that can help reduce the risk of work-related violence. Originally designed for licensed or retail premises, the practical advice it gives can be applied to a wide range of business environments. It tells you how to conduct a risk assessment and suggests a number of possible control measures that other businesses have found effective.