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On the 1st
October 2004, my school was asked by Swindon's Occupational
Health Doctor to undertake a Health and Safety Executive Stress
Risk Assessment. While we wait for those recommendations to
be effected for the benefit of the whole institution, it should
be noted that the Health and Safety Executive has published
on its own website, www.hse.gov.uk:
HSE commissioned research [The Scale of Occupational Stress,
CRR 311/2000], HSE has identified that those working within
the education sector in the UK, including non-teaching staff,
are some of the most likely to be exposed to psychosocial hazards
that can lead to work-related stress. Furthermore, 42% of teachers
and 23% of those in other education and welfare roles report
high levels of stress."
2004, a colleague and I independently and separately answered
the HSE standard questionnaire (indicator tool). These
two results, (Result A
and Result B) were
an eye-opener for us after the data was transferred separately
into the HSE analysis tool. Consequently, I would recommend
that colleagues need not wait to take their own initiative in
gaining an insight from their own evaluation. The questionnaire,
and evaluation tool can be found on the Health and Safety Executive
Web site. Clearly the results of a single questionnaire reveal
an individual snapshot view of a worker's employment conditions
and would need to be repeated over a period of time. A
valid standard "stress risk assessment" however, should
be undertaken by the whole institution (if under 500 employees)
where an average of all colleague's responses are subsequently
analyzed. It takes the determination of the whole institution
to identify and work together to reduce unproductive and unwanted
stressors within the workplace. Check out the HSE Downloads
page for full printable details.
HSE indicator tool HSE analysis tool
HSE analysis tool
An online stress risk assessment analysis tool
is provided here. Upon completion of the form, an individual
results page in the form of an Acrobat file can be returned
to you by email within a few working days when requested. The anonymity of survey participants will be protected. Please
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