The Management of Stress in the Workplace

Location: 
IOM Edinburgh
Duration: 
1 Day
Date: 
05/11/2019 - 05/11/2019
Time: 
09:30 - 16:00

£295 + VAT

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OVERVIEW

Stress has been recognised by the HSE and many others as one of the biggest single causes of work-related sickness absence.  Its causes are multiple and, although non-work activities are undoubtedly important, there is a widespread belief that work factors can make a major contribution in some instances.

Reduction at source is the best approach to any work-related risk to health and stress is no different.  Although non-work factors can undoubtedly play a role it is important for employers to recognise the part that work can play and to appreciate what they can do to reduce or remove that part.

OBJECTIVES

This course will briefly outline what we understand by stress; what factors at work (and outside) can contribute to it; and what the potential consequences are for the individual or an employer. 

The presentation will then focus upon what is considered to be an appropriate course of action for employers, with primary prevention (prevention at source) coupled with both secondary and tertiary measures.  This will reflect what is currently recognised as best practice.

By the end of the day attendees will:

  • Have a better understanding of what is meant by the term stress;
  • Be aware of the potential role for work factors and have an appreciation of what those factors are;
  • Know how to approach the process of risk assessment in the context of stress;
  • Understand how to go about addressing stress problems in the workplace;
  • Have an appreciation of how best to deal with any individual employee suffering from stress at work.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Anyone, such as HR or OH professionals, with a responsibility for assessing and managing the risks of stress in the workplace.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • What is stress? Definitions and theories
  • Common causes of stress in the workplace
  • Effects/Impact of stress on the individual and the employer
  • Stress at work: the risk assessment approach
  • Risk assessment – interpreting the outcome
  • Risk reduction
  • Managing the individual suffering from stress

CERTIFICATION

Attendees will be awarded a certificate of attendance on completion.

COST

Price is £295.00 + VAT per person. This is an open (public) course and may be subject to minimum numbers attending

Location: 
IOM Edinburgh
Duration: 
1 Day
Date: 
05/11/2019 - 05/11/2019
Time: 
09:30 - 16:00

£295 + VAT

Book Now
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