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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.
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 Shops, Late-Night Working: Preventing Violence to Staff and Keep Your Cool: Tackling Heat Stress at Work.