Stress: risk assessments

Find examples of risk assessments to help manage stress in your school. See further resources from the Health and Safety Executive to support you when writing your own, and a step-by-step guide from a union to help you carry it out.

Last reviewed on 26 January 2022
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  1. Examples from local authorities
  2. Step-by-step guide from a union
  3. Example from a university
  4. Guidance and examples from HSE

Examples from local authorities

Templates within a stress management policy

Parwich Primary School in Derbyshire uses a stress management policy published by its local authority (see “management of stress policy”). 

It contains an individual risk assessment template on pages 22 to 24, and a generic one on pages 25 to 31. 

Standalone risk assessment template 

Herefordshire Council’s stress risk assessment template covers areas such as: 

  • Responsibilities for line managers
  • The role of governors 
  • Stress among pupils  

Step-by-step guide from a union

The National Education Union (NEU) has published guidance on stress risk assessments, including: 

  • Why you should carry one out 
  • Who should be involved 
  • How to carry it out 

Example from a university

The University of Glasgow has a policy for managing stress in the workplace, which includes a risk assessment template. 

The risk assessment covers areas that may also apply in your school, including: 

Guidance and examples