Occupational Violence Policy

What is occupational violence?
Occupational violence is defined as any incident where a worker is physically attacked or threatened in the workplace or during workplace activities.

Within this definition:

  • Threat┬ámeans a statement (verbal) or behaviour that causes a reasonable person to believe they are in danger of being physically attacked.
  • Physical attack┬ámeans the direct or indirect application of force by a person to the body of, or to clothing or equipment worn by, another person where that application creates a risk to health and safety.

The term occupational violence applies to all forms of physical attacks on workers, including but not limited to:

  • Striking, kicking, scratching, biting, spitting or any other type of direct physical contact
  • Throwing objects
  • Attacking with knives, guns, clubs or any other type of weapon
  • Rushing, shoving, tripping, grabbing

Taipan has a zero tolerance policy on all/any violence in the workplace.