Stress in the Workplace




Stress in the Workplace Online E-learning Course

Stress in the workplace is defined by the Health and Safety Executive as the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressure or other types of demand placed on them. Dealing with stress in the workplacecan be difficult and confusing, this module provides details on what you need to know to prevent stress at work and avoid the damaging economic and human costs.

Stress at work can be down to a number of factors and all too often it can be down to a poorly structured job, poor organisation and management. This results in a persons capacity for dealing with stress being exceeded so they can no longer cope. The outcome can produce significant illness and disease in some cases. It can also lead to mistakes and further injuries. This is why it’s vital that stress at work is managed properly.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will have learned about:

  • What work related stress is
  • The employers legal obligations
  • What causes work related stress
  • The 7 workplace stressors
  • Ways to manage stress in the workplace

Stress in the workplace course content

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  • Introduction
  • What is stress
  • Your employers legal obligations
  • What causes work related stress
  • What stress can lead to in the workplace
  • The 7 workplace stressors
  • Managing stress
  • Multiple choice questions

Who should complete this course?

The course is designed for all employees who may be affected by stress in the workplace, and is also ideal for induction and refresher training.

  • Prior Learning? - None required
  • Pre Course learning? - None required
  • Certification - All candidates who successfully complete the module will be issued with a certificate of learning
  • Duration - Approximately 30 minutes

For further reading on stress at work take a look at the HSE website on the subject

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