Violence Assessment Tool (VAT)
The Violence Assessment Tool provides a snapshot of a client’s immediate risk of violence. The VAT was developed (as part of the Individual Client Risk Assessment Tool) for employers and employees in the healthcare and emergency services sectors. It’s designed to help these care providers identify risk factors and levels associated with workplace violence. By conducting regular client-risk assessments, providers can apply control interventions that promote both employee and client safety, as well as ensure client-centred care.
The VAT should be completed at first contact with a client, and on an ongoing basis depending on client population, individual client circumstances, and the employer’s operational policies.
NOTE: The Individual Client Risk Assessment tool has been disabled until the process to consider edits to the tool for alignment with Privacy requirements is completed.