Stress Awareness is a new stand-alone
Level 1 qualification, which complements the CIEH Foundation Certificate
in Health and Safety in the Workplace programme. It is aimed at raising
awareness of likely sources of work-related stress, the range of symptoms
and effects it can cause and the options available for its control.
While the level of the qualification is aimed at general workers, it
would provide a suitable introduction to the issue of work-related
stress for more senior staff.
Successful completion will prepare students to look carefully at their own work
activities and contribute to the development of strategies to combat work-related
stress, in co-operation with their managers and supervisors.
This unit of study can be delivered as a stand-alone qualification and there
are no specific pre-requisites.
Personnel at all levels of the organisation who may be affected by stress within
To raise awareness of the sources and symptoms of work related stress and to
assist management personnel with the development of effective management strategies.
Topic areas covered
Definitions of stress.
Stress as an occupational health hazard.
Identification of basic workplace stressors.
Development of basic controls
for work-related stressors.
Responsibilities imposed under UK legislation.
By the end of the programme the student will be able to:
1. Explain what is meant by the term stress and in
2. Explain the importance of controlling stress in
3. Explain the typical stress related factors in
4. Identify stress in colleagues and themselves.
5. Advise on and implement controls in the workplace
to reduce stress.
6. Monitor colleagues and themselves in relation
to stress at work.
1/2 day (3 hours)
Please telephone for details of future dates and