Head Of Training, The Healthy Work Company

December 2, 2016

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HSE invites leaders to the Stress Summit 2017


The HSE Stress Summit 2017 is set to take place in London on Thursday 16 March bringing together keynote speakers and leaders in the profession to show how an organisational approach to preventing known stressors in the working environment can deliver tangible benefits.

By attending the event HSE says you’ll learn how to successfully implement HSE’s Management Standards, to prevent stress and to tackle your current problems, helping to improve the physical and mental health of your employees and reduce sickness absence.

Half a million workers across Britain are suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety. Forty two percent of self-reported cases were new in 2015/16 (Labour Force Survey). In every workplace, the employer has a duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the people they employ. The ethos of health and safety legislation is prevention – stopping a person being injured or made unwell by their work makes better financial sense for the employer.

Estimates of how much work-related stress costs Great Britain each year range from £3billion to £100billion. Basic costs of the 11.7 million working days lost may account for the lower estimate. But if you start to add up the costs of lost production (including the reduced productivity) to those in work who may experience physical symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, the cost of replacement staff and the medical treatment for sufferers, you can see how the bill starts to mount up.

There is a hierarchy of steps for tackling risks that can’t be avoided. They need to be assessed and dealt with initially by ‘combating the risks at source’.  HSE developed the Management Standards (MS) approach which allows an employer to assess the risk to employees from work-related stress.

How to attend

The summit will be held on Thursday 16 March 2017 at:

Queen Elizabeth II Centre
Broad Sanctuary

Find out more at The Stress Summit 2017.

For further information go to the work-related stress pages on HSE’s website.

What makes us susceptible to burnout?

In this episode  of the Safety & Health Podcast, ‘Burnout, stress and being human’, Heather Beach is joined by Stacy Thomson to discuss burnout, perfectionism and how to deal with burnout as an individual, as management and as an organisation.

We provide an insight on how to tackle burnout and why mental health is such a taboo subject, particularly in the workplace.


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Ray Rapp
Ray Rapp
7 years ago

At £350 for an ‘early bird’ registration and £425 thereafter how can the HSL/HSE justify that – stresses me out just thinking about it.