Violence at the workplace poses a serious threat to employees’ safety and physical integrity. For this reason, a violence prevention system was introduced at Nuremberg Tech three years ago. The rollout was inspired and supported by Krisendienst Mittelfranken (the Crisis Service of Middle Franconia), which launched Germany’s first early detection programme for the prevention of serious targeted violence across an entire city in Nuremberg in April 2016. Through close networking of various different companies and authorities, as well as the training of so-called initial assessors, the aim is to identify and defuse threatening situations at an early stage. There is a need for action and research with regard to employees’ sensitisation and willingness to report at the respective organisations. Here, there is often a lack of knowledge as to the origins of violence at the workplace and specific possibilities for action to protect oneself and others. The aim is to close this gap by developing, implementing and evaluating a prevention programme to avoid violence at the workplace by training employees.

Duration: 15 July 2019 to 14 July 2020