Resilience - Stress Awareness

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.

Aim:

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.

Course Outline:

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

Duration:

2-hours.  Held at a location of your choice.  This course can also be conducted using either Zoom or Teams applications.

NOTE:

At the completion of the course delegates will be given a certificate of attendance.  This course is not accredited.