Retail

Shop work presents health risks including aggression and violence, and RSI from repetitive tasks such as operating a till. Read on to find out how you can protect your health.

Further Information

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has information and advice on work-related violence for workers and employers, including guides and case studies, as well as research and statistics.

The HSE has also produced a number of publications relevant to work in retail, including: Working alone – Health and safety guidance on the risks of lone working  and Upper limb disorders in the workplace. 

Usdaw’s Freedom from Fear campaign seeks to prevent threats and violence towards shop workers. Usdaw also publishes the leaflets Checking Out Health and Safety in ShopsLate-Night Working: Preventing Violence to Staff and Keep Your Cool: Tackling Heat Stress at Work.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.