March 8, 2012

Are you or your workers stressed out today?

Occupational stress is one of the major causes for lost time in all industries and now even the demolition industry needs to stop and take notice!

On a recent C&D Stress awareness course one of the demolition supervisors said :-

“Stress, don't tell me about stress! I will put it in a sandwich and eat it for breakfast”.

He may have felt that he was not affected by stress but after the course finished he stayed behind to tell us that he had learned that he was stressed at work, as were his colleagues, and he now knew how to recognise that stress and mitigate it. So no more stress breakfasts!

With the new stress management regulations coming into force in April 2012 all companies, no matter how small they are, or what they do, will be required to carry out stress risk assessments and have an action plan to deal with any findings.

Not only can this stress in workers lead to a loss of effectiveness, it can be extremely costly to employers in terms of days lost due to stress related conditions. Moreover, it can be extremely costly to employers in safety critical industries, with very serious consequences.

With this in mind, C&D recently launched a new one day course entitled 'Management of Stress in the Workplace' which is specifically targetted to the Construction and Demolition industries. The response so far to the course has been overwhelming, and although it has initially been aimed at managers and supervisors it can be tailored to suit the needs of your company.

Before the new regulations come into force why not attend the course and be ahead of the game.

The maximum number of attendees is 12 and the cost per person is £100.00 plus VAT.

For further information or to book a place, please email jill@demolishdismantle.co.uk

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