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Health and Safety Solutions
Enabling you to create and manage systems, procedures and documents
tailored to your organisation's Health & Safety needs.
Weighty Business: Changing the Culture of Manual Handling
eBook now available.
email firstname.lastname@example.org for
Understanding Stress at Work
Read our White Paper on Stress!
Understanding the Need for Organisations to Deal with the Issue of Stress
- White Paper
out if you are under pressure!
Understand how to
Stress in Your Organisation
Find out more:
Call 0800 840 2418 or email
the Workplace Liabilities
Understanding your Stress in the Workplace
Stress in the workplace reduces productivity,
increases tension, and increases pressure and need for management
intervention. Stress can, amongst other things, lead to poor staff
performance and lower productivity, higher sickness absence and staff turnover
and a breakdown in co-operation and effective working relationships. Currently
trades unions are actively supporting hundreds of cases through the courts.
See also Managing Stress in
Understanding your liabilities for Stress in the
Workplace can be complex and worrying. In broad terms:
- Employers can be
found negligent under a breach of common law duty of care to provide a safe
system and conditions of work. This now includes psychosocial areas as well as
- Employers have a
statutory duty to undertake risk assessment and to manage those risks as far as
is reasonably practical. (Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Management of
Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999). Stress is now seen as a workplace
- In recent court
cases the employer has been taken to court citing the Health and Safety at Work
Act 1974 in conjunction with the Management of H&S at Work Regulations 1999.
They have been found negligent under the terms of duty of care of the employer
within those two Acts.
- The costs to an
organisation can be very significant. All legal costs may not be paid unless a
company has additional legal insurance.
- The amount of HR
time involved can be huge and very demanding as people are dragged through the
courts in stressful and lengthy cases.
- The public image of
the organisation can be severely tarnished
- 'No win no fee' agencies are actively promoting their services to act in these types of cases.
- Currently trades
unions are actively supporting hundreds of cases through the courts, e.g.
- For further details visit their website on:
How JamBerry Ltd
can help you...
consultants have extensive experience and knowledge about Stress in the
Workplace liabilities and the impact on this sensitive area of
management. We will help you develop a strategy to help protect your
organisation. We will help your team to:
the current stress situation
a Stress Policy
training for managers and staff
an internal stress evaluation and audit
you with the relevant paperwork
you develop a stress aware culture
If you would like to find out about any of
these issues in more detail, please give us a call on +44(0)800 840 2418 or e-mail us on
Corporate Manslaughter Act!
Cases are now
going to court!
As of the 6th April
2008 organisations whose failure in health & safety lead to the death of
an individual can face prosecution and unlimited fines. Talk to us today to find
out you responsibilities.
Also see our
Safety for Directors.
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h&s training :
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Sussex TN40 2EH Tel: 0800 840 2418