Sadly, the incidence of work-related stress is on the increase, with an estimated 828,000 cases of work-related stress, anxiety or depression in Great Britain in 2019/20, resulting in 17.9 million working days lost, at a cost to the economy of £5.2bn.*
Employers are required by law to protect their employees from stress at work by carrying out a risk assessment and acting upon it.
* HSE Work-related stress, anxiety or depression statistics in Great Britain, 4th November 2020
In order to help HR professionals and company owners, MEC has developed its own unique Health and Safety Executive (HSE) compliant online audit, which simplifies audit set-up and data collection.
The audit reduces the costs of identifying and managing work-related stress and combats the effects of stress.