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Social care workers exposed to violence

19th January 2012

A social care organisation has been fined for exposing workers to the risk of violence and aggression.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launched an investigation at Dimensions (UK) Ltd, which provides support services for people with learning disabilities, after a support worker was kicked in the eye by a client on New Year’s Eve 2009. It found Dimensions did not have adequate processes in place to control the risk of workers being exposed to violence and aggression from this particular client. The company was fined £14,000 and ordered to pay £30,000 costs by magistrates in Newcastle.

 

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