Organisational stress risk assessment

Effectively managing workplace stress can reduce absence, help you attract and retain the best talent, and improve performance. Stress can be cause by a range of psychosocial hazards, which are aspects of the working environment or how work is organised that could cause harm, for example to mental health. Many organisations find it difficult to know where to start and or are unsure of what to include.

Affinity's Organisational Stress Risk Assessment will:

  • provide an in-depth risk profile and baseline statistic forthe health and wellbeing of your workforce
  • enable you to comply with legislation that requires organisations to identify, assess and manage the psychosocial risks to health and wellbeing
  • identify your current strengths and development areas in provisions to protect, promote and support employee mental health and wellbeing
  • make recommendations to strengthen provision drawing on research evidence and extensive cross-sectoral experience
  • enable you to prioritise action and develop an integrated plan to improve employee health and wellbeing.

Our risk assessments are guided by our Working Well framework:

How it works:

Our comprehensive approach* combines risk assessment and risk management:

Stage 1: Familiarisation: Review of policies, documentation and existing data

Stage 2: Preparation: Establishing a steering group and comms plan

Interviews with key stakeholders

Stage 3: Assessment: Depending on scope this could include interviews, focus groups and survey

Stage 4: Risk Reporting: Including key driver analysis, demographic splits and heat maps, and narrative summary with recommendations

Stage 5: Action planning: Working with the steering group and/ or teams to prioritise and plan actions

Step 6: Intervention. Establishing new practices, policies and support provision

Step 7: Monitor and review. To promote a cycle of continuous improvement.

*We do also provide an off-the-shelf stress risk assessment to fit to tighter timescales and budgets

You receive a comprehensive report complete with in-depth insights and tailored recommendations based on the latest evidence and practice. You will also receive a quick-view risk profile that summarises the risk of each of the psychosocial hazards.

See our Case Studies with Boral and PHI for examples of our Risk Assessment in practice.

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