Stress, as defined by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), is the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them.
The HSE also reports that about 11 million working days are lost per year due to stress, depression, and anxiety. As well as having a profoundly damaging effect on an individual’s quality of life, workplace stress can also damage a business in many ways – from reduced productivity and low morale to disputes and an increased likelihood of accidents.
So, how can you tackle workplace stress as a business owner? One of the most important, foundational ways you can do this is by conducting a stress risk assessment. Just as you’d complete a risk assessment for a new piece of machinery or task that’s part of every day working life, you can also – and are legally obliged – to risk assess for workplace stress.
Not sure where to start? This beginner’s guide, created by our Health & Safety experts, will take you through the essentials you need to know about tackling workplace stress, including:
What are stress risk assessments?
Who is at risk of workplace stress?
Why are stress risk assessments so important?
What are some common sources of workplace stress?
What are the signs of stress?
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