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Health & Safety Executive – Management Standards

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The Health and Safety Executives standards cover six areas of work design that can effect stress levels. One of the tools that the HSE offer is the HSE Stress Indicator Tool survey.

We have the experience and expertise to:

  • Set up and create tailor the survey to your organisation
  • Produce analytical reports
  • Make recommendations based on the survey reports
  • Facilitate Focus Groups

If you would like to know more please contact us, we would be delighted to hear from you and answer any questions. In the meantime please find below further information on the HSE Management Standards, the five stage approach and the six areas of work design that are covered in the survey.

Further Information

HSE's Management Standards represent a set of conditions that if present:

  • demonstrate good practice through a step-by-step risk assessment approach
  • allow assessment of the current situation using pre-existing data, surveys and other techniques
  • promote active discussion and working in partnership with employees and their representatives, to help decide on practical improvements that can be made
  • help simplify risk assessment for work-related stress by:
    • identifying the main risk factors
    • helping employers focus on the underlying causes and their prevention
    • providing a yardstick by which organisations can gauge their performance in tackling the key causes of stress

They cover six key areas of work design that, if not properly managed, are associated with poor health, lower productivity and increased accident and sickness absence rates. The Management Standards are:

  • Demands - this includes issues such as workload, work patterns and the work environment
  • Control - how much say the person has in the way they do their work
  • Support - this includes the encouragement, sponsorship and resources provided by the organisation, line management and colleagues
  • Relationships - this includes promoting positive working to avoid conflict and dealing with unacceptable behaviour
  • Role - whether people understand their role within the organisation and whether the organisation ensures that they do not have conflicting roles
  • Change - how organisational change (large or small) is managed and communicated in the organisation