This procedure provides the minimum standard for the prevention and management of occupational violence risks across the department with the intent of protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of staff who have the potential to experience occupational violence.
The department recognises that occupational violence is a serious and complex matter requiring a measured and consistent procedure across the department. The department has the lowest appetite for risks associated with workplace health and safety of staff and the community.
As far as reasonably practicable, the department is not willing to accept or be exposed to risks that compromises its ability to meet our workplace health and safety commitments. The department has a zero tolerance stance towards occupational violence, and responses must be evidence based, measured and preventative.