HSE guide helps cut stress at small firms

The
Health and Safety Executive has launched new guidance to help small firms
prevent work-related stress among employees.

It
has published a leaflet, Work-related stress: A short guide, which uses a
question and answer format to provide practical advice on issues relating to
stress at work.

The
guide covers a range of topics including an explanation of what stress is and
what causes it, employers’ legal duties about work-related stress, how to
assess if it’s a problem and measures to prevent stress.

According
to the latest figures, almost 6.5 million working days a year are lost because
of stress at a cost of around £3.8bn.

By Ross Wigham

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