Combatting Work-Related Violence and Aggression: Practical Insights for Building a Workplace Strategy Webinar


Event Details

25 March 2022, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Work-related violence and aggression (WVA) involves any situation where a team member feels threatened. This can include physical aggression and verbal abuse. The findings from Safe Work Australia revealed are alarming. 37% of workers indicated they were sworn or yelled at in the workplace. Furthermore, 1 in 3 mental health claims filed by women involved some form of harassment or bullying. For men, this 1 in 5.

Unfortunately, this is an ongoing issue that warrants attention in our communities. WVA is a growing concern within most workplaces, including those who cater to vulnerable populations in the health, community and aged care space. About 22% of those workers reported that they were physically assaulted or threatened by patients or clients. Organisations need to actively look to address WVA to best support their workforce, to meet legal obligations under the WHS legislation, and to provide and maintain a working environment that is safe and without risk to health.

This webinar will cover:

  • What is WVA and how does it occur?
  • What are an employer’s legal obligations in respect to WVA?
  • Identifying the early warning signs and environmental risk factors to WVA
  • Practical strategies for de-escalating emotive and stressful situations and dealing with the aftermath
  • Developing a protective and supportive workplace culture

This webinar will be presented by Georgie Chapman, Partner at HR Legal and Brianna Cattanach, Principal Consultant at Gallagher Workplace Risk.

Event Details:

Venue: Online via On24; in browser webinar platform
Date:  Friday, 25 March 2022
Time:  11:30am to 12:30pm AEDT
Cost:  Free

To register for this webinar please click here.

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  • Our seminars, webinars and workshops are for the benefit of those working in organisations who are seeking learning and development opportunities in employment law and workplace safety. As per this, we do not allow competitors to attend our seminars. HR Legal reserves the right to cancel the registration of those who may be a competitor to our organisation or Gallagher Workplace Risk. Please note that if we note that your organisation offers similar services to ours we will cancel your registration.