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Stress Risk Assessment

IIRSM (International Institute of Risk and Safety Management) Approved Stress Risk Assessment Training course

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or phone 0141 354 1431

Dates for 2021

24 March 2021
19 June 2021
16 September 2021
2 December 2021

Book for next live virtual training session

To book, complete form at foot of page
or phone 0141 354 1431

This full day IIRSM approved 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.

The course will help with meeting legal requirements and is divided into 5 sections and takes you through guidance on how to implement the Management Standards and understand the issues in tackling work-related stress.

Section 1
Why should you carry out a Stress Risk Assessment?
Explain the legal case for work-related stress and employers' responsiblities. Why you should carry out a Stress Risk Assessment. Why it is important to tackle work-related stress at source.

Section 2
Impact of Stress at Work
This section looks at the impact of stress at work and risk factors in relation to organisational, managerial, and individual. Causes of stress at work and interventions to manage these causes. Identifying employers responsibilities and the moral case to manage work-related stress.

Section 3
The Management Standards approach
Identifying the main risk factors for work related stress and describe the six key areas of work design. Helping employers focus on the underlying causes and their prevention and providing a guage by which organisations can measure their performance in tackling the key causes of stress.

Section 4
Five Steps to the Stress Risk Assessment process
Takes you through each step of the process and identifiying appropriate control measures being in place and the actions and required.

Section 5
Stress Risk Assessment tool
Stress risk assessment tool and a step by step approach with solutions to each of the stress risk factors. Evaluate risks, explore problems and identify solutions.  Carry out a stress risk assessment, action plan and review. Goes through the monitoring and review process and continuous improvement.

Who is it suitable for?
Suitable for Directors, Heads of Department, Managers, Health and Safety, Human Resources, and Occupational Health professionals.

Why should you attend the training?
It is essential to attend to enable that you comply with the law around stress within the workplace. The law requires employers to tackle hazards including work-related stress.
Pre-course Reading
There is pre-course reading sent out prior to the course to give an overview of stress and the impact it can have.

What will you learn?
By the end of the course you will be able 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 stress risk assessment process
  • Evaluate risks, explore problems and identify solutions
  • Carry out a stress risk assessment confidently
  • Understand the importance of a stress policy
  • Develop an action plan

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’ H&S

Certificate of Passing
At the end of the course, there is a short assessment and all who pass will receive an IIRSM Certificate of Passing

Cost includes pre-course notes, handouts.    Virtual live training £195
Face to Face £295 (not currently available)      

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