Employers have a responsibility to idnetify sensible measures to control risks in the workplace and one of the key risks to an employee's health is stress, which means that the importance of carrying out stress risk assessments should not be overlooked. Organisations that implement an effective strategy to deal with stress and the things that affect it will note that the benefits are considerable.
Not surprisingly, employers are becoming increasingly concerned about the issue of work-related stress and the effect it can have on organisational performance. Further, the potential costs of absence and employment tribunal claims have brought into sharp focus the need for companies to be more proactive in their management of stress as a real and present workplace issue.
A stress risk assessment is a process which enables employers to begin to tackle stress at work. Ideally, it is just one part of an employer's stress management strategy - perhaps as part of a broader well-being plan.
The course is designed and structured to allow learners to use the techniques and materials from the course to:
- Identify stress
- Understand how it can be risk assessed
- Undertake workplace-based stress risk assessments
- Identify what recommendations might be used to reduce its effects
The course sets out and explains compelling reasons for an employer to undertake this relatively inexpensive yet effective process. Participants will take away a model stress risk assessment questionnaire as well as a range of practical tips and theoretical knowledge and information to enable them to carry out a stress risk assessment at their place of work. It is suitable for most employees and is particularly suitable for team leaders, supervisors, manaagers, HR professionals and else involved in the management of people or organisations.
This is also an excellent stepping stone into First Aid for Mental Health.
Stress Risk Assessment
On completion learners will understand:
- What is Dementia
- Theoretical models of dementia
- The most common types of dementia and their causes
- Factors that affect a person's experience of living with dementia
- Person-centred approaches for dementia care
- Communication and support for people with dementia and their carers/family