Two-minute risk assessment tool

Two minutes is all it takes to do a risk assessment of the potential for
violence in a work situation, training consultant Walter Brennan told the
conference. As workplace conflict and violence is estimated to cost
organisations between 5 and 10 per cent of their income it is time well spent,
he believes.

Brennan has developed a risk assessment tool that can be used quickly and
simply by any employee to help them assess the size of the threat of violence
facing them or a colleague.

See next month’s issue of Occupational Health for an article by Walter
Brennan explaining his two-minute risk assessment.

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