Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- Complete this online course in just 30 minutes
- Recommended by The Stress Management Society
- This course has received CPD approval
- Receive certificate upon completion
- Suitable for all staff and management
- Helps you meet certain requirements of both The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
- Contact us to find out more about condensed versions and different languages
Stress Awareness Training Course Contents
1. Are you Stressed at Work?
Employers play an essential role in ensuring the health and safety at work of all their employees, which includes helping to prevent stress. But employees also have a responsibility to keep themselves safe and well. This section is about keeping an open mind to stress and the importance of recognising the signs in ourselves and managing it. Our quick questionnaire will help you assess your stress levels!
2. Fight or Flight?
This section looks at stress as the natural response to a threat, explaining why it has been essential to our survival. It explains why we become stressed, why some pressure can be useful in the short term and why it can become a problem in the longer term. Understanding the reasons for getting stressed can help to control and manage rising pressure.
3. State of Stress
Here we look at the physical effects of stress on each part of the body. We look at the different levels of pressure and what may happen if you reach bursting point!
4. Stress Factors
In this section we look at the signs, symptoms and causes of stress. The emphasis is on prevention and we look for clues that there may be a problem in physical or emotional changes or changes in behaviour. We highlight the six major areas which can cause work-related stress – Demands, Change, Relationships, Support, Role and Control and suggest practical solutions to the stressful problems that are raised in each of these areas.
5. How to Deal With and Prevent Stress
Section 5 suggests a wealth of strategies aimed at dealing with rising pressures before they turn to stress. Some strategies are long-term, changes that will help you to build up an ability to cope with pressure; others are short-term - things you can try straightaway.
This section is interactive - you can create your own personalised list from the suggestions given. You can choose as many or as few suggestions as you wish and order them to suit you. There is no right or wrong order.
Test & Certificate
This Stress Awareness Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
Legislations relating to Workplace Stress
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 together ensure that employers have legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety at work of all employees. And this includes minimising the risks of illnesses or injuries relating to stress.
Health and Safety policy should address the issue of stress at work and effective risk assessments relating to stress should be carried out and regularly monitored.
It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees.
Helping employees recognise and tackle stress also goes some way to fulfilling the duty of the employee to his or her colleagues:
It shall be the duty of every employee while at work to take reasonable care for the health and safety of himself and of other persons who may be affected by his acts or omissions at work