11/08/2004

Management Standards for work-related stress

The British Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launched its stress management
standards.

Work-related stress is a major cause of occupational ill health. That means
sickness absence, high staff turnover and poor performance in your
organisation. This advice will help you, your employees and their
representatives manage the issue sensibly and minimise the impact of
work-related stress on your business. In fact, it might help you improve
business performance.

Who should use this advice?

This advice is aimed at anyone with responsibility for tackling work-related
stress in your organisation. That might be the person who has responsibility
for co-ordinating your stress risk assessment, human resources managers, health
and safety officers, trade union representatives or line managers.

The process outlined here is not law, but following it can help you meet your
legal duties. This advice does not replace HSE's existing stress guidance
documents - 'Tackling Work-related Stress: A guide for employers' (HSG218) and
'Real Solutions, Real People'. It provides further practical information,
advice and tools on how to assess the risks from work-related stress in your
organisation.


You don't have to be a psychologist, doctor or management consultant to
understand what is causing stress in your workplace. Following the simple,
practical steps in this guide will help you identify the causes and take action
yourself.

Further Information


AplusA-online.de - Source: Health and Safety Executive (HSE)