Understanding & Tackling Work Related Stress    

Under UK law, employers have a legal duty of care to ensure their employees are not harmed by work-related stress. They also have a duty to assess the risks arising from hazards at work, including stress. To help organisations meet these duties, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) introduced Management Standards and guidelines on work-related stress.

Benefits to you and your organisation
By the end of the workshop, participants will understand:

• Stress: the business case
• Stress: the legal implications
• The (HSE) Management Standards & targets set for tackling work-related stress
• The six key areas (or “risk factors”) that can be causes of work-related stress
• The five step approach to Risk Assessment
• The importance and purpose of a Stress Management strategy
• Common signs and symptoms of stress, & coping strategies

Learning Methods
The workshop consists of a combination of informal lecture, discussion and syndicate group work.

Who Should Participate
Managers looking to develop their skills, identify the causes of work-related stress, and implement best practices to tackle stress in the workplace, in line with the HSE management standards.

Content
• Stress in the workplace
• Signs and symptoms of stress
• The Business Case – Return on Investment
• The legal implications
• Targets for reducing stress related illness
• The Management Standards approach
• Risk Assessment
• Stress Management strategy
• Stress Management Interventions
• Performance versus Pressure
• Effects of stress on health
• Managing Stress