Stress Indicator Tool (SIT)

The Stress Indicator Tool is now available for free to pilot for a maximum of 50 employees.

Register for a webinar to find out more about the Tool and how it could benefit your business

To access the audio description click here.

Disclaimer: The stats quoted in this video were accurate at time of creation. See HSE websiteopens in new window for most up-to-date stress statistics.

Register for an upcoming live webinar demonstrating the Stress Indicator Tool

Tuesday 15th March at 2.30pm - sign up here

Thursday 14th April at 3.30pm - sign up here

If dates and times do not suit, please get in touch and we can arrange an alternative demo for you.
+44 (0)333 202 5070

What is the Stress Indicator Tool?

Every employer has a legal duty to assess and protect employees from work-related stress under the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999.

Stress is a major cause of sickness absence in the workplace and costs over £5 billion a year in Great Britain. It affects individuals, their families and colleagues by impacting on their health, but it also has tremendous financial and operational impacts for employers.

Therefore, industry experts at HSE have developed and produced an online Stress Indicator Tool (SIT) that measures the attitudes and perceptions of employees towards work-related stress.

Benefits of using Stress Indicator Tool

  • Intuitive system that reduces admin time and resources used
  • Survey available in multiple language templates
  • Options to customise - add branding, write a personalised introduction, choose appropriate demographic questions and tailor the terminology to reflect your workplace
  • Automatic analysis of the responses generates a summary report of the results and provides recommendations to address identified issues
  • Directly focus and compare results against departments, job roles, locations, age etc.
  • Functionality to create bespoke reports to highlight potential priority areas
  • Access to a wealth of HSE resources

Why should employers invest in mental health interventions?

A recent report from Deloitte shows a complex but positive case for employers to invest in the mental health of their employees, with an average return of £5 for every £1 spent (5:1). However, there is a large spread of potential returns from 0.4:1 up to nearly 11:1. Interventions with the highest returns tend to focus on preventative large scale initiatives, and on using technology or diagnostics to tailor support for those most in need.

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Case Study: 11% Improvement in Stress Sickness Absence

Scottish Power Energy Retail is an international energy company focused on growth, safety and service. They are one of the UK's top customer service suppliers of gas and electricity with around 5.2 million customers. The organisation recently took a dynamic and systematic approach to reducing work-related stress, as they realised the many benefits of doing so. Working in partnership with HSE they were able to improve their sickness absences by 11%.

Read full case study hereopens in new window

Free v Premium version

The tool is available either for free or as an enhanced premium version. The table below provides an outline of the differences between the two options:

Stress Indicator ToolFree Premium
GDPR CompliantYesYes
Fully Secure ISO27001 (data stored in the UK)YesYes
SurveyFree Premium
Fully Accessible versionYesYes
Suggested control measures based on scoresYesYes
Survey mobile compatible via browserYesYes
Survey via mobile app (offline mode) -Yes
Organisational set demographicsYesYes
Personalisation including company logo YesYes
Total number of employees50Licence size
Administration portalFree Premium
Set up multiple assessments -Yes
Set up organisational demographicsYesYes
Shared and linked accounts -Yes
Ability to download raw data -Yes
Auto reportFree Premium
Auto report with priority/focus areas YesYes
Ability to filter auto reports by demographics Yes (minimum of 10 responses required)Yes
Ability to download and share auto reportsYesYes

Free Stress Indicator Tool (1-50 licence).

By signing up you accept the terms and conditions (PDF)

For help creating an account and setting up your survey visit our help pageopens in new window.

For those who require a larger licence visit the premium section.

Premium Stress Indicator Tool

The Premium Stress Indicator Tool is only available to organisations who want to survey more than 50 employees.

The prices outlined below allow administrative and user rights to the Stress Indicator Tool (all prices are excluding VAT).

For employers with more than 10,000 employees; a price is available upon request.

No. of EmployeesLicence Fee Year 1
(excl. VAT)
Annual Charge for Each Consecutive Year

Example of the Stress Indicator Tool

Illustrative example of the Stress Indicator Tool

To enquire or purchase the full premium version

Confirm the licence size you require per year and contact us for an official quote:

tel:01603 972999

Related Information

SIT Terms and Conditionsopens in new window

An example online surveyopens in new window

An example SIT autoreportopens in new window

An example SIT survey (paper version)opens in new window


Existing customer loginopens in new window

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