The HSE, EU, and CBI, have designed guidlines to meet the increasing need for a systematic approach to workplace stress management.
These guidelines are relevant to any professional involved in:
- Human Resources
- Risk Management
- Health and Safety
- Occupational Health
- Stress Management
- Policy Implementation
- Training and Development
Working For Wellbeing provides administration, assessment and quality assurance of training and services relating to best practice within the management of psychosocial risk, these services are designed to reduce workplace stress, by providing a managed structure that benefits all stake holders.
Our practitioners provide a recognised, uniform and quality assured framework for effective (PRM) stress management. Our solutions reduce staff absenteeism and presenteeism whilst increasing productivity and employee retention levels, the solutions work across all industries and all sectors.
What exactly are the guidelines?
To address the rising stress epidemic, a number of international bodies joined forces to develop new guidelines in managing stress in the workplace. Responding to the demands for formal regulation from government, the insurance industry and the business community, the British Standards Institute (BSI) worked in conjunction with The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Nottingham University, Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Canada Life and Aviva Insurance, EU Trade Unions, Working for Wellbeing to establish a benchmark within a structured framework.
The guidelines are:
- PAS 1010 (Organisational Stress) – This covers the obligations as documented by the HSE and EU and the ways to undertake a sufficient risk assessment.
- ISO31000 – Relates to managing risk within the workplace.
- Management Standards and Management Competencies – Covers both the aforementioned HSE Management Standards and Management Competencies guidelines.
- Code of Practice relating to Resilience, Wellbeing and Returning to Work – This is primarily a code of conduct. Accredited practitioners following these guidelines can be content in the knowledge that they are offering a professional service.
- PAS 150 – Relates to return to work processes.
How can I make sure I am working to these new guidelines?
Working for Wellbeing practitioner training programs have been designed to outline best practice. As part of this we provide administration, assessment and quality assurance of training and services.
Working for Wellbeing practitioner training course’s are accredited by Industry Qualifications and are suitable for the professional development of H & S, HR and Occupational Health managers.
On successful completion of one of these modules, delegates will be added to the Prevention of Psychosocial Risk Practitioner Register. This register is available to the insurance industry and to any organisation who may be seeking a specialist who can offer services in accordance with the new guidelines.
Additionally for employers their are three one day versions of these course designed to outline the advantages of implementing a PRM program.