June 20, 2013

Council Initiative to Tackle Violence at Work 

A sharp increase in the number of incidents of violence and aggression against its staff has prompted East Ayrshire Council to take action.

The Cumnock Chronicle reports on an initiative to tackle the problem which includes legal action against customers who verbally or physically abuse members of staff and possible restricting the services they receive.

The Council's Health and Safety team will establish focus groups to identify and develop ways that help reduce violence and aggression towards employees.