Preventing and managing work-related stress
Work-related stress is defined by the HSE as 'the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them'.
Following HSE standards
University of Bristol guidance follows the HSE’s management standards for work-related stress and gives practical advice on meeting the requirements of the University’s work-related stress policy.
Local work-related stress risk assessment guidance
Purpose: Preventative approach intended to reduce the likelihood of work-related stress occurring in a local area, school or service.
How to use: Guidance and template risk assessment reviewing the control measures in place and the likelihood of harm occurring, then assisting with developing an action plan if further measures are required to control the risks. The template is pre-populated with organisational-level control measures that are applicable to all areas of the University, and the local area can add its own local control measures.
- Work-related stress risk assessment guidance (PDF)
- Work-related stress risk assessment guidance (Word Doc)
Relevant for: Each school or service
Work-related stress individual action plan
Purpose: Advice for when individual cases of work-related stress are confirmed or likely. This guidance helps line managers and members of staff to hold a positive conversation about work-related stress. An action plan template is included to agree and record next steps and actions.
- Work-related stress individual action plan (PDF)
- Work-related stress individual action plan (Word Doc)
Relevant for: Line managers and individual members of staff experiencing work-related stress
Read the policy on work-related stress.