Occupational Violence and Agression (OVA)

OVA Training and Services

Occupational violence can have varying degrees of severity and can include homicide, physical violence, threats, stalking, bullying, verbal abuse, and a range of other behaviours that negatively affect recipients and have impacts on their health, safety and wellbeing.

A definition of occupational violence provided by WorkSafe Victoria is: ‘Occupational violence is defined as any incident where an employee is physically attacked or threatened in the workplace.

Within this definition:

“Threat” means a statement or behaviour that causes a person to believe they are in danger of being physically attacked

“Physical attack” means 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’ (WorkSafe Victoria, February 2003:18).

Under Health and Safety Legislation, workplaces have a responsibility to ensure a safe workplace for their employees as far as is reasonably practicable and this duty extends to identifying and controlling OVA Risk.

Quadrant Training and Consulting Group offers a suite of potential solutions that can help you manage and control this risk and assist with compliance with OHS Law.

Services we offer which can help you meet your obligations include:

  • OVA Environmental Risk Assessment utilising Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Principles.
  • Risk Assessment and Management Plans for patients with behaviours of concern.
  • Gap Analysis and development/ provision of safe systems of work including policy and procedures around OVA.
  • All relative De-Escalation Training for all stakeholders.
  • Breakaway training.

Contact us for more information on this and any of our other Health and Safety training.

Course Name: Occupational Violence and Agression
Unit Code: OVA
Pre-Requisites: None
Duration: This course is tailored to suit your specific needs and site.  More detail on content and duration will be organised with one of our safety professionals.

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