In June 2016, Network Rail introduced the ‘Assessing the Risk of Stress in the Workplace’ standard to ensure we are compliant when managing stress in the workplace.
The standard provides a consistent and effective process for the management of stress in the workplace as well as supporting managers to complete a stress risk assessment with a clear focus on the health and wellbeing of our people.
The standard is designed to:
- Provide an effective and consistent process for how Network Rail manages the risk of stress in the workplace
- Control and manage the risk of stress in the workplace to protect the health and wellbeing of employee
- Provide a clear and concise process for line managers to conduct a stress risk assessment with supporting information and guidance
We have a legal obligation to put in place a means of assessing workplace hazards and managing associated risks. Stress related hazards can potentially put employees at risk of mental ill health or accidents at work. Stress needs to be risk assessed in the same way as all other hazards found in the workplace.
For further support you can listen to the Assessing the Risk of Stress in the Workplace WebEx – August 2016. You will need to download the WebEx service for Network Rail to access.