The Management Standards define the characteristics, or culture, of an organisation where the risks from work related stress are being effectively managed and controlled.
The Management Standards cover six key areas of work design that, if not properly managed, are associated with poor health and well-being, lower productivity and increased sickness absence. In other words, the six Management Standards cover the primary sources of stress at work. These are:
- Demands – this includes issues such as workload, work patterns and the work environment.
- Control – how much say the person has in the way they do their work.
- Support – this includes the encouragement, sponsorship and resources provided by the organisation, line management and colleagues.
- Relationships – this includes promoting positive working to avoid conflict and dealing with unacceptable behaviour.
- Role – whether people understand their role within the organisation and whether the organisation ensures that they do not have conflicting roles.
- Change – how organisational change (large or small) is managed and communicated in the organisation
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Local Authority inspectors are focusing on the following priority areas in 2017: Falls from height: work on / adjacent to fragile roofs / materials Health risks: exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) dust Duty to manage asbestos Construction An inspector may call on any business if its work […]
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) last year launched the Help Great Britain Work Well Strategy. This aims to promote ownership of health and safety across and within all organisations, large and small. In 2017 there is a particular focus on health, with three prioritised areas: work-related stress, musculoskeletal disorders and occupational lung disease. The […]