Where a work role entails a serious risk of employees being attacked, stabbed or shot, employers will have a duty to minimise the risks.
One ‘risk reduction’ measure available is body armour.
It can be an expensive purchase, which includes not only buying the protective equipment, but also training staff in its use and the on-going care and maintenance regimes.
It is essential an appropriate Risk Assessment is carried out to determine whether body armour would be a proportional mitigation against the risks that your organisation and front line security staff may face.
It is recommended that you review the advice in the CPNI guidance on Body Armour.
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