What is a Stress Risk Assessment?
A stress risk assessment is a systematic process of evaluating the factors that may cause undue work-related stress for employees. Employers in the UK have a legal duty to protect employees from stress at work and to perform stress risk assessments.
We have compiled 4 of the best stress risk assessment templates you can download for free and customize. Perform paperless risk assessments using the iAuditor mobile app.
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 used by employers to document any identifying factors that may cause work-related stress to employees. A comprehensive stress risk assessment should assist an employer in answering the following:
- What are factors that may cause work-related stress to employees?
- Who is at risk?
- How do you evaluate these risks?
- What needs to be implemented to reduce or eliminate these risks?
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.