The full day course is an accredited International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) Stress Risk Assessment (SRA) course. Carrying out a risk assessment will help to inform, guide and support risk reduction.
Work stress can be managed effectively by a risk management approach as is carried out for other major health and safety problems. The challenges and positive aspects of the work environment can be assessed.
The causes of stress are hazards which are related to the management and design of work and working conditions. These hazards can be controlled and managed in the same way as other hazards.
The course is designed to ensure employers comply with the law which requires all employers to assess the risk of work-related stress and to put effective steps in place to manage these risks. Employers have a legal duty under the “Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations,” 1999, to assess the risk of stress-related ill health arising from work activities and under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. The Management Standards are not legal requirements, they are guidance which is intended to help and encourage employers to meet their legal obligations.
It is Divided into 5 sections and takes you through guidance on how to implement an effective risk management approach and understand the steps in tackling and preventing work-related stress.
Who is it suitable for?
Suitable for Directors, Heads of Department, Health and Safety, Human Resources, Managers, Team Leaders, Compliance and Risk Managers, Occupational Health professionals and those with an interest in developing the stress risk process within their organisation.
Why should you attend the training?
This practical one-day course will enable an organisation to comply with the legal duty to protect their employees from stress at work by carrying out a stress risk assessment and acting on it. The training will look at real life case studies and identify some of the hazards and how to control the risks. Updated every three years with input from risk managers, health and safety, human resources, and occupational health to ensure it meets the criteria should a HSE inspector visit.
There is pre-course reading sent out prior to the course to give an overview of stress and the impact it can have.
Overview of the course:
- Define work-related stress and the impact within the workplace.
- Identify psychosocial hazards, hazards and risks
- Identify work related stress legal duties
- Describe the effects of work-related stress on individuals, teams, organisations
- Explain a risk management approach to work-related stress
- Explain psychosocial hazards and the impact on work-related stress
- Describe the implementation of a risk management process successfully
- Assess risk factors and control measures
- Prevent and manage work-related stress in the workplace with evidence-based interventions.
Comments from previous courses:
'Every manager should attend this course - very worthwhile' - Head of Department‘very knowledgeable trainer with good delivery method’, HR Manager‘Enjoyable day with small group’ OHA‘We will refer to occupational health sooner than we currently do’ HR Manager‘Brilliant Trainer’ HR Manager‘Will need to get more managers trained as this is essential training for them’ - HR Director‘I learnt a lot more and will use it in practice’ Operational Manager‘Feel more confident around the process’ Health and Safety
Following the training, support is available around the templates and process.
Certificate of Passing
At the end of the course, there is a short assessment and all who pass will receive an internationally recognised IIRSM Certificate of Passing
Cost includes pre-course notes, handouts.
Below are the five sections
Cost £295 per person
Early bird £245
Public sector and charities £195