Written by: Griffiths & Armour on: 04 Sep 2023

Remote Working and Occupational Stress | Griffiths & Armour

Remote Working and Occupational Stress

The HSE has developed an extension to its Stress Indicator Toolkit (SIT), to help employers gather information about its hybrid and homeworkers.

The SIT now has an additional question set to explore occupational stress risks in modern working patterns and environments, such as homeworking and hybrid working arrangements, and how these may affect employees’ mental health. Areas covered within the question set include:

  • Demands of the job, such as workloads and work patterns
  • Employee’s control of their job and how they undertake their work
  • Peer support
  • Management support
  • Work relationships, including conflict and unacceptable behaviour
  • The management and communication of change
  • Interface and balance between home life and work life.
  • Employee concerns in relation to close monitoring of their work activities.

Further guidance on homeworking and wellbeing is available via RMworks, the online risk management portal available to all clients of Griffiths & Armour.

Simon Stafford | Griffiths & Armour