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Document ID (ISN)108633
CIS number 08-1041
Year 2007
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 537
Author(s) Gaskell L., Hickling N., Stephens P.
Health and Safety Executive
Title The suitability of HSE's risk assessment process and management standards for use in SMEs
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. x, 131p. Illus. 9 ref.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr537.pdf [in English]
Abstract This study evaluated the applicability in SMEs of HSE's Five-Step Risk Assessment Process and supporting information, developed for tackling high levels of work-related stress in large organizations. Ten SMEs applied the guidance in a longitudinal study over at least seven months, after which a respondent from each SME answered an interview-administered questionnaire. Overall ratings of usefulness and acceptability of the process were favourable. It is concluded that SMEs can successfully apply the method unaided to conduct a structured risk assessment process and identify improvements that reduce stress and benefit their business.
Descriptors (primary) small enterprises; United Kingdom; risk factors; stress factors; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) report; description of technique; stress evaluation; reliability
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Risk evaluation
Small and medium-sized enterprises