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Managing work-related Stress

In this article, we take a closer look at what stress is and highlight considerations for those beginning a risk assessment for stress.

Stress can be defined as an excess of demand on the mind and body, seen in the form of a physical demand, a mental demand or both. People are not all the same and hence we cannot assume they can all cope with the same level of pressure. Employers are required to deal with any risks to the health, safety and welfare of employees under the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974. Risk assessments to protect employee’s health should be carried out under regulation 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

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