Stress

This course helps you , your employees, and safety representatives, manage the issue of stress sensibly to minimise the impact of work related effects on your business.

Stress is the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them. There is a clear distinction between pressure, creating a buzz and motivating, and stress, which occurs when excessive pressure is applied.

Work related stress is a major cause of occupational ill health leading to sickness absence, high staff turnover, and poor organisation performance. Over 500,000 people report the experience of work related stress at a level they believe has actually made them ill.

Each stress related ill health case leads to an average of 29 working days lost.

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