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Managing work-related stress at an organisational and individual level
According to the latest statistics, the total number of cases of work related stress, depression or anxiety in 2014/15 in Great Britain was 440,000 cases - or 1,380 per 100,000 workers, with the total number of working days lost as a result, estimated to be 9.9 million days - an average of 23 days lost per case.
In 2014/15 stress accounted for 35% of all work-related ill health cases and 43% of all working days lost due to ill health.
The figures have remained broadly flat for more than a decade, which means that not enough is being done to relieve the workload pressures such as tight deadlines, too much responsibility and a lack of managerial support work, (factors cited by respondents as causing their problems). Bearing in mind the costs involved when employees take time off work through ill-health, a course being held next month at the Health & Safety Laboratory, may prove worth attending.
Taking place on 9th and 10th February in Buxton, Derbyshire, the comprehensive two-day course will consider the management of work-related stress at the organisational level and examine individual stress management.
The programme will include a discussion of the legal aspects associated with work-related stress and how to practically implement the risk assessment approach at an organisational and individual level.
The course will take an interactive approach, involving a variety of practical group activities and discussion exercises, to help you take the approach forward in your organisation. It will also afford the opportunity to share experiences with other delegates and HSL experts.
Suitable for managers, health & safety or human resources professionals who will be in a position to apply this approach in their organisation, the course will cover:
- A definition of work-related stress - its causes and symptoms.
- The legal aspects of work-related stress.
- The Health & Safety Executive Management Standards for work-related stress.
- HSE's risk assessment approach.
- Guidance on interventions for work-related stress at the organisational and individual levels.
- How to adapt HSE's Management Standards approach to carry out an individual risk assessment.
- How to manage an individual's return to work
Image: Estimated rates for prevalence (total cases) and incidence (new cases) of stress, depression or anxiety caused or made worse by work, for people working in the last 12 months
For further details or to access the online booking form:
T: 01298 218806
14th January 2016