A beginner’s guide to stress risk assessments

11 million working days are lost per year due to stress, depression, and anxiety, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). This problem is only getting worse, with workplace stress, depression and anxiety accounting for half of all working days lost to ill health in the UK in 2020/21.

As an employer, you’re legally required to tackle stress in the workplace by completing stress risk assessments – just like you’d complete a risk assessment for a new piece of machinery.

The idea of these is to spot any potential risks and find ways to tackle them, so you can then improve the safety of your workplace, cut down on absences, and even boost productivity and performance. 

Not sure where to start? This beginner’s guide, created by our Health & Safety experts, will take you through the essentials – including: 

  • What are stress risk assessments? 
  • What are your legal responsibilities when it comes to stress risk assessments?
  • The HSE’s six Management Standards
  • Who is most at risk of work-related stress and what are the signs?
  • How to help employees with work-related stress

 

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