Are you competent in stress management?
All employers have a legal responsibility under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees. This includes minimising the risk of stress-related illness or injury. A stress management course will provide your employees with the skills they need to perform effectively under pressure.
As an employer, you should provide a stress-free working environment, recognise where stress is becoming a problem and take action. Stress in the workplace will reduce productivity, increases management pressures, and cause illness. Workplace stress can affect the performance of the brain, including functions of work performance, memory, concentration, and learning. Over 13 million working days are lost annually due to stress in the UK alone.
It is believed to trigger 70% of visits to doctors, and 85% of serious illnesses (UK HSE stress statistics). Stress at work also carries liabilities for damages, resulting in bad publicity and loss of reputation not to mention claims consuming vast amounts of management time.
If you are concerned about stress in the workplace then our Stress Management training course is for you.
During the course, delegates will learn how to manage stress and understand what it is and what the causes are. They will be shown how to spot stress and what happens if it is not managed quickly and effectively.
The delegates will learn to deal with stress and stressful situations through relaxation techniques, the power of positive thought and the creation of a winning atmosphere. They will also look at communication techniques with colleagues, learn how to best organise themselves and their workloads and understand the guiding principles to avoid future stress.
Are you doing enough? Helpful information from HSE including the benefits of training and development for reducing workplace stress: http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/standards/pdfs/suggestions.pdf
HSE – How to tackle work-related stress – A guide for employers on making the Management Standards work: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg430.pdf