26 March 2024
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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and NEBOSH have jointly
developed a new one-day qualification aimed at helping you and your
organisation reduce one of the biggest causes of work-related ill
Statistics published by HSE covering the 2020/21 period, show of
the 1.7 million workers suffering from a work-related illness,
822,000 were due to stress, depression or anxiety and a
report by the global management consultancy firm Deloitte
estimates that the total annual cost of poor mental health to
employers has increased by 25% since 2019, costing UK employers up
to £56 billion a year.
The moral and financial case to take action to reduce cases of
work-related stress has never been so compelling, but employers
also have a legal duty to protect employees from stress at work by
doing a risk assessment and acting on it.
However many who are tasked with managing work-related stress do
not understand their legal obligations, know what to do or where to
Recognising this issue, HSE has collaborated with NEBOSH to
develop a new one-day qualification to give organisations a solid
foundation from which to work.
The course aims to identify and reduce workplace stressors in
order to create a positive, healthier workplace.
"Organisations that take
action to reduce work-related stress before it becomes a problem
have reported improvements in productivity, staff retention and a
reduction in sickness absence. It's more than that though. It's
about creating the right work environment for people to thrive and
if you don't look at what you are doing at the organisational
level, everything else is just a sticking plaster."
Jen Webster, Occupational Psychologist at HSE
- Understand the six key areas of work design which can cause
- Know how to establish a framework to manage and address stress
in your workplace
- Understand how to identify early warning signs and provide
support to individuals
- Know about strategic interventions that address the root causes
of stress in your organisation.
The course will cover
The key principles of work-related stress and its relationship
to mental ill health issues, how to recognise the causes and
effects of workplace stress, and the responsibilities of employers
and individual roles in managing workplace stress. You will examine
how to apply the HSE's Management Standards approach to assess
stress risks in the workplace, how to develop suitable
interventions to address stressors, reduce negative impacts, and
manage the effects of stress in the workplace. You will look at
ways to continually improve your organisation and create a great
place to work.
Who should attend?
The qualification is suitable for anyone responsible for
employee wellbeing or managing workplace stress, including health
and safety professionals, human resource professionals, line
managers and supervisors and occupational health professionals.
What will my employer gain from this
Investing in the understanding and prevention of work-related
stress and improved wellbeing can benefit your organisation in
several ways. This qualification will help you to:
- Build valuable in-house expertise
- Improve staff attendance levels and reduce absences
- Boost staff performance and productivity
- Enhance your organisation's reputation
- Build organisational and workforce resilience
- Reduce the threat of litigation
- Create a safer and healthier work environment
This qualification will give you confidence that your team is
trained in HSE's current approach to managing and controlling
stress at work. By adopting the principles taught in this
qualification you can empower your employees to create a positive
workplace, and significantly reduce the causes and effects of
Why learn with HSE?
By learning with HSE, you will benefit from access to the
experts who developed the course content who fully understand the
issues of work-related stress and have experience in all stages of
implementing the Management Standards approach. This means that
when you come to put your learning into practice, you will be
confident that you will do so in a way that is consistent with
HSE's current thinking.
How is the qualification assessed?
A multiple-choice assessment is completed at the end of the
course. You will be presented with a realistic workplace scenario
and will answer multiple-choice questions focussed on the
principles learnt throughout the course.
The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research
Centre 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 International Airport. This course can be
run at your site or local area by arrangement.
Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk
£545 per person (includes course notes, lunch and
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
Some of our training courses can also be delivered
in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704
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