Includes issues such as workload, work patterns, and the work environment.

The standard is that:

  • employees indicate that they are able to cope with the demands of their jobs
  • systems are in place locally to respond to any individual concerns

What should be happening/states to be achieved:

  • the organisation provides employees with adequate and achievable demands in relation to the agreed hours of work
  • people's skills and abilities are matched to the job demands
  • jobs are designed to be within the capabilities of employees
  • employees' concerns about their work environment are addressed

Full guidance can be found:

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  • Demands

For more information please contact a mental well-being at work advisor.

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About work-related stress

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HSE Management Standards

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HSENI and work-related stress

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Good Practice

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HSENI run a number of different webinars on work-related stress. Details of these including dates and registration can be found on the events page:

Small businesses

The HSENI risk assessment tool, is designed for organisations with fifty or more staff. HSENI has provided additional advice for small businesses.