This course is suitable for managers, health and safety, HR, and occupational health professionals on how to implement the Management Standards and understand all the issues in tackling work-related stress. This course is designed to help employers to meet their duties 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.
This accredited IIRSM Stress Risk Assessment course you will learn how to:
Explain what is meant by work-related stress and its impact in the workplace
Understand the HSE Management Standards approach
Understand the six key areas and solutions to existing problems
Understand the risk assessment process at an organisational and individual level
Evaluate risks, explore problems and identify solutions
Understand the importance of a stress/wellbeing policy
Develop an action plan
This course will provide guidance on how to implement the Management Standards and understand all the issues in tackling work-related stress. You will learn how to describe the organisational approach to work-related stress, explain the risk assessment approach, describe the management standards in detail and develop an action plan.
Employers have duties 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.
Comments from previous courses - ‘very knowledgeable trainer with good delivery method’, HR Manager
‘Enjoyable day with small group’ OHA
‘Refer to occupational health sooner than we currently do’ HR Manager
▪ Define work-related stress and the impact within the workplace.
▪ Explain the legal aspects of work-related stress.
▪ Explain the HSE Management Standards for work-related stress.
▪ Describe the six key areas of work design.
▪ Explain how to assess performance against the Management Standards
▪ Identify the stress risk factors
▪ Explain how to focus on prevention and managing the causes of work-related stress
▪ Evaluate the risks
▪ How to adapt HSE's Management Standards approach to carry out an individual risk assessment and action plan.
The trainer is Jessica Smyrl who has an in-depth knowledge of the impact of stress within the workplace. She is a specialist member of IIRSM and is able to provide real life scenarios as she continues with a clinical and management role to enhance the training experience.