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Model documents and policies

Downloadable and customisable documents relating to managing workplace stress.

Form

Employee stress assessment form
Employee stress assessment form
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This form lists the workplace stress indicators provided by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Use this form in conjunction with HSE guidance, resources and tools.
Stress risk assessment form
Stress risk assessment form
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This form covers the stress factors to be considered, existing controls and further action required. Source: © Chase (BM) Ltd 2007, with thanks to Brian Money (chaselearning.com)

Policy

Stress management policy
Stress management policy
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This policy covers definition of stress, signs of stress, responsibilities, function of safety representatives and the role of the safety committee. This document has been reviewed in light of GDPR.

Template

Assessing how stress is managed in competency frameworks
Assessing how stress is managed in competency frameworks
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This table can be used to establish which of the competencies for preventing and reducing stress are covered by your existing competency framework, and how.

Briefing to accompany a stress survey
Briefing to accompany a stress survey
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This briefing should be sent to employees who are taking part in a survey on workplace stress to explain when the survey begins, what it involves and why the survey is being conducted.

Guidance on conducting a stress focus group
Guidance on conducting a stress focus group
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This document can be used as an agenda when conducting a stress focus group and using the HSE’s Management Standards for stress (demands, control, support, relationships, role and change) covers the introduction, structured discussion and wrap-up.

Management competencies that prevent and reduce stress at work
Management competencies that prevent and reduce stress at work
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This table sets out the management competencies that can prevent and reduce stress at work, including dealing with work problems, process planning and organisation and empowerment.