Tackling Stress in the Workplace

This course covers how stress can be a key factor in the workplace. It helps reps recognise the signs and symptoms and address them through the union.

Who is the course for?

This course is for reps who want to increase their awareness of stress, identify ways of preventing it and see the effects it can have.

How long is the course?

This course is 18 hours.

What will the course help me to do?

This course will help safety reps:

  • recognise hazards and risks associated with specific conditions at work (work-related stress)
  • understand how legislation, company policy or other requirements relate to specific conditions at work (work-related stress)
  • understand prevention, control and action measures for specific conditions at work (work-related stress)

Can I get time off to learn?

Union representatives who wish to attend TUC courses in working time should first ask their employer for time off with pay. The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 and the Safety Representatives and Safety Committee Regulations 1977 give accredited union and safety representatives a legal right to reasonable time off with pay to attend courses approved by the TUC or their union. Guidance towards establishing what constitutes reasonable time off can be found in the ACAS Code of Practice.

Representatives who find difficulty in obtaining paid time off to attend TUC courses should seek assistance from their senior union representative or full time union officer.

How much is the course?

There are no course fees for union reps from TUC affiliated unions.

Further information

If you require any further information about this course, please contact your TUC Regional Education Officer.

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