What is a Stress Risk Assessment?
A stress risk assessment is a systematic process of identifying and evaluating factors that cause work-related stress for employees. Employers in the UK have
a legal duty to carry out stress risk assessments to protect employees from stress at work before it elevates into a more substantial issue.
Why Perform Stress Risk Assessments?
The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that work-related stress, depression or anxiety accounts for 44% of all work-related ill health across Great Britain. Occupations
most affected remain in the health and public sectors. The primary contributing factors include workload, lack of managerial support and organisational change.
In addition to protecting worker health, managing work-related stress can also increase overall business productivity. The HSE estimates that stress, depression or anxiety
accounted for 15.4 million work days lost annually across Great Britain in 2017-18.
Using a Stress Risk Assessment Template
A stress risk assessment template is a tool used by employers as a guide in performing stress risk assessments. Use a workplace stress risk assessment questionnaire which consists of questions such as:
- How much work is there?
- Are staff comfortable with the amount of work?
- Is the intensity of the workload too great for individuals?
- Are there set time scales for workload- are these too much/ too little time to achieve?
- Is there consistency and clarity in the job role- do the team members have to provide work to different groups of staff?
iAuditor as a Workplace Stress Risk Assessment Tool
Carrying out paper-based stress risk assessments can be time-consuming and inefficient. Using a mobile inspection platform like iAuditor can help your teams conduct more efficient stress risk assessments and easily monitor the effectiveness
of controls being implemented.
iAuditor is the world’s #1 cloud-based inspection software and is used by businesses worldwide to perform paperless risk assessments and inspections. Stress risk assessments can be performed on your hand-held device with PDF reports generated
instantly and all data securely saved online.
Get started by downloading from these pre-built stress risk assessment templates converted into iAuditor. These templates have been built as a starting guide from resources from the HSE and other sources.