18 February 2020
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It is generally accepted that work is good for our
mental and physical health. Apart from the financial benefits, work
can also give us meaning and purpose but it is only good when it is
well managed. We will all experience pressure in our jobs, but when
we experience too much pressure and feel unable to cope, it can
result in stress. It is important to remember that it is not an
employer's or a line manager's job to diagnose or treat stress,
whatever its cause. However, employers do have a legal duty to
assess the risk of work-related stress and put steps in place to
tackle those risks, yet only half of all organisations actually do
something. Those that do find they have improved employee
commitment, higher productivity, fewer sickness absence days, lower
accident rates and increased morale.
This interactive course is designed around HSE's approach for
preventing stress at work that helps identify and manage the six
areas of work design which can affect stress levels - demands,
control, support, relationships, role and change.
This course will enable you to:
- Gain an overview of the different theories about work-related
- Learn how to spot some of the warning signs when people are
under too much pressure;
- Become familiar with the six areas of work design that can
affect stress levels;
- Learn how to successfully implement HSE's step-by-step approach
for preventing stress at work;
- Explore the types and variety of organisational level
interventions that others have put in place.
- Have an opportunity to share good practice.
The delivery of this workshop is through discussion, facilitated
exercises and case studies.
Who should attend?
The workshop will be of interest to anyone who wishes to reduce
their organisation's exposure to risk from work-related stress and
/ or need to understand the steps they need to take to meet their
legal requirements. Suitable for managers, HR, H&S, Risk
Managers, or anyone with an interest in organisational level stress
management. No prior knowledge is needed.
This workshop is not designed to equip delegates with the
knowledge and skills to diagnose or treat stress at an individual
level and does not provide mental health awareness.
The workshop will be run at the Health & Safety Laboratory in
the spa town of Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District
and has good links to mainline train stations and Manchester
Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk
The cost of this workshop is £515 per
person (includes course notes, lunch and refreshments).
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
For further dates and additional information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
contact the Training and Events Team at HSE directly on +44 (0)203
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