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October 6, 2020

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Preventing work-related stress in construction

HSE has launched a ‘Talking Toolkit’, which focuses on work-related stress in construction, put together with consultation from the construction industry.

Preventing Work-Related Stress‘It is noted that stress, depression and anxiety are the second biggest cause of work-related ill health in the construction industry. The earlier this problem is tackled the less impact it will have on workers and business and positive action can help to create a more engaged workforce, boost productivity and save money’, says HSE.

HSE has worked with industry to produce a toolkit on this issue, focussed particularly at small businesses with a regular workforce (employed and contracted).

The toolkit focusses on six conversation topics:

  • Demands;
  • Control;
  • Support;
  • Relationships;
  • Role;

The toolkit is aimed at businesses with a regular workforce (employed and contracted) who want to start looking at this issue. It will also help site managers wanting to identify project-specific issues.

The ‘Preventing work-related stress’ talking toolkit is available can be downloaded here.

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