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Harrogate & District Health & Safety Forum - Understanding, preventing and managing Stress in the Workplace

This event is being organised by ‘The Harrogate & District Health and Safety Forum’, a partnership between Local Businesses, HSE and Harrogate Borough Council.


Wednesday 1st March 2017, 11:45 - 16.30


The Pavilions, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ

Event overview

Stress has serious implications for organisational performance, resulting in increased employee absence, staff turnover and reduced productivity. In addition, stress is a major cause of conflict at work it undermines positive employee relations and can also lead to reputational damage. All employers have legal responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work to ensure the health safety and welfare at work of their employees. This includes minimising the risk of stress-related illness or injury to employees. In many organisations, the hardest part of tackling stress is getting owners/ top management buy-in.

This event aims to give you a better understanding of how the brain functions, how stress can affect people’s lives and will look at management techniques, wellbeing strategies and sickness absence management.

This event will be suitable for Business owners, directors, HR personnel, people managers, Health and Safety practitioners, Union reps and any others with an interest in the Health and Wellbeing agenda.

Booking and further information

For online booking, full programme and speakers list visit the Harrogate & District Health & Safety forum Understanding, Preventing and Managing Stress in the Workplace web page.

Updated 2017-02-14