Stress Indicator Tool (SIT)
The Stress Indicator Tool is now available for free to pilot for a maximum of 50 employees.
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Disclaimer: The stats quoted in this video were accurate at time of creation. See HSE website for most up-to-date stress statistics.
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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.
SIT provides anonymous feedback and is a quick and easy way to determine the extent to which work-related stress is a problem within an organisation.
Complementing HSE's Management Standards for Stress approach, the tool features a survey of thirty-five questions and assesses six key areas of work that, if not managed properly, are known to be the likely root causes.
Analysing and understanding these results will help develop an effective health and wellbeing strategy for the organisation.
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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
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 Tool||Free||Premium|
|Fully Secure ISO27001 (data stored in the UK)||Yes||Yes|
|Fully Accessible version||Yes||Yes|
|Suggested control measures based on scores||Yes||Yes|
|Survey mobile compatible via browser||Yes||Yes|
|Survey via mobile app (offline mode)||-||Yes|
|Organisational set demographics||Yes||Yes|
|Personalisation including company logo||Yes||Yes|
|Total number if respondents||50||Licence size|
|Set up multiple assessments||-||Yes|
|Set up organisational demographics||Yes||Yes|
|Shared and linked accounts||-||Yes|
|Ability to download raw data||-||Yes|
|Auto report with priority/focus areas||Yes||Yes|
|Ability to filter auto reports by demographics||-||Yes|
|Ability to download and share auto reports||Yes||Yes|
Free Stress Indicator Tool
The Stress Indicator Tool is available for free for businesses who want to use the tool for a maximum of 50 employees. Simply visit the link below and follow the instructions on the help page to create your survey.
- Free Stress Indicator Tool (1-50 licence) -
By signing up to the Stress Indicator Tool you accept the terms and conditions (PDF)
For help creating an account and setting up your survey visit our help page.
For those who require a larger licence visit the premium section.
Premium Stress Indicator Tool
For businesses who require a larger licence, the prices 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 Employees||Licence Fee Year 1 |
|Annual Charge for Each Consecutive Year|
|up to 50||FREE||FREE|
The initial cost includes system set up and configuration, and the first year of support and maintenance.
Licence permits use of the tool according to the appropriate number of people employed by the organisation. Should the number of employees increase, or you wish to expand the licence to cover other parts of the organisation, you will be required to upgrade to the next band.
To order and for a free demonstration of the Stress Indicator Tool, please use the contact details above.Read less about Licence Pricing
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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.
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%.
Example of the Stress Indicator Tool
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