The number of incidents involving Aberdeen council staff being physically assaulted has dropped by 29%, new figures show.
Aberdeen City Council’s latest health and safety statistics reveal 38 of 111 incidents were because of physical assault by a service user on an employee.
As a proportion of total incidents, the July to September figures, show a drop from the previous quarter by 29% when 77 incidents related to physical assault.
The report said the main department where these incidents occurred have introduced a new “people centred” risk assessment process aimed at reducing the figures.
It added that for every incident an investigation will be completed to identify root causes and remedial actions.
This investigation allows further controls to be put in place.
Councillors on the staff governance committee will consider the report’s findings when they meet on Thursday.