This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Require all frontline security staff to be issued with stab vests
GMB, the trade union for security workers, represents guards working in areas of high risk, such as job centres and shopping centres where there has been a sharp increase of incidents being reported involving knifes and other sharp objects, in one case a samurai sword.
The Government should require, as part of its security licencing regime, that all frontline security officers are provided with a stab vest as part of their employment.
Over 95% of members surveyed said it was not acceptable that they are treated differently. When asked the question "Would you wear a lightweight stab vest as part of your normal PPE if your employer provided this free of charge?", 76% of responders said they would welcome this.
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