What it is and how to manage it, including the Work Positive Tool
While it is good for us to experience some challenges and pressures in life, excessive or long term pressure can lead to stress. If this continues, it can lead to a number of physical and mental health problems.
As an employer, you are expected to carry out a suitable and sufficient risk assessment for stress in your organisation. You are also expected to address any problems identified.
To help you carry out a stress risk assessment we have produced a resource called Work Positive. This is aligned closely with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Management Standards.
You can find out more about each of these below.
Work Positive includes a free online survey tool. This can be used to help you fulfil the requirements of stress risk management in your organisation. All results are anonymous and meet the requirements of data protection law.
You are able to
To start using Work Positive, all you need to do is complete our short online application form. We will then send you a username and password. We will also offer advice on sending the survey to your staff.
Register for Work Positive
Management standards for the workplace have been developed by the HSE. They cover six key areas of work design that, if not properly managed, can lead to stress and/or poor mental health amongst your staff.
The six areas are
You can find out more about the Management Standards on the HSE website.
Visit the HSE site for Management Standards
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