Employers shall ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe and without risks to health’ are some of the general duties stated in Part 1 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Section 2. Risks to health includes an employees’ mental health as well as physical health. People respond to stressful situations in a variety of ways. Prolonged exposure to stress can result in both psychological and physiological harm.
The course is designed to explore understanding about work-related stress. It considers human factors, the demands made in the workplace and other work factors that cause people to suffer ill health. Employers must approach work-related stress the same way as other causes of work-related ill-health. That is, risk assess work activities that may cause harm, manage effective controls, monitor and support employees who are suffering harm.
Who should Attend:
Anyone responsible managing and supervising workers.
• What is meant by stress and common human responses to stressful situations
• Health effects – physical, psychological and behavioural symptoms
• Underlying mechanisms responsible for activating stress responses
• H&S law covering work-related stress
• Sources of information, HSE guidance and HSE’s Management Standard approach
• Systematic approach to managing work-related risk factors
• Actions and strategies to minimise potential problems
2-hours. Held at a location of your choice. This course can also be conducted using either Zoom or Teams applications.
At the completion of the course delegates will be given a certificate of attendance. This course is not accredited.