Stress Management

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Dundee and Angus College,

Under Freedom of Information Scotland, I wish to receive the following information within 20 working days:

1. Please advise over the period (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2017), the number of staff who listed stress as one of the reasons for sickness. For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017).

2. Of these staff identified above, how many were subsequently discovered to be related to work? For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017).

3. How many days were lost as a result of any kind of stress? For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017).

4. How many days were lost as a result of workplace stress? For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017).

5. How many individual stress risk assessments have been carried out by the College? For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017).

6. How many occupational group risk assessments have been carried out by the College? For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017).

7. Do you have a specific stress Policy and/or procedure? If so, please attach.

8. Do you have a specific stress workgroup? If so, please attach minutes/action points for last year.

For each point, could you please provide the information broken down into numbers for support staff/lecturers and staff earning over £70,000 PA for each of the time periods listed above?

Yours faithfully,

John Gallacher

Shared Mailbox - foi, Dundee and Angus College

Dear John, thank you for request for information, please find our
responses to each of your questions below.

 

1. Please advise over the period (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2017), the
number of staff who listed stress as one of the reasons for sickness. For
clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down
separately year on year for the following time periods (1 April 2014 to 31
March 2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 to 31 March
2017).

01/04/2014-31/03/2015 01/04/2015-31/03/2016 01/04/2016-31/03/2017
Support Academic Support Academic Support Academic
Stress 9 6 28 14 30 10
Work
Related
Stress 1 1 2 3 1 1
Days
Lost 228 54 782 308 741 299
Work
Related
Days
Lost 3 1 25 53 5 11

 

 

2. Of these staff identified above, how many were subsequently discovered
to be related to work? For clarity, I would be grateful if you could
supply figures broken down separately year on year for the following time
periods (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and
1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017).

 

Not recorded

 

3. How many days were lost as a result of any kind of stress? For clarity,
I would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately
year on year for the following time periods (1 April 2014 to 31 March
2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017).

 

As above in Number 1

 

4. How many days were lost as a result of workplace stress? For clarity, I
would be grateful if you could supply figures broken down separately year
on year for the following time periods (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015, 1
April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017).

 

As Above in Number 1

 

5. How many individual stress risk assessments have been carried out by
the College? For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures
broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1
April 2014 to 31 March 2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April
2016 to 31 March 2017).

 

April 16 – March 17 - 2

 

6. How many occupational group risk assessments have been carried out by
the College? For clarity, I would be grateful if you could supply figures
broken down separately year on year for the following time periods (1
April 2014 to 31 March 2015, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April
2016 to 31 March 2017).

 

April 14 to Mar 15 - 2

Apr 15 to Mar 16 - 4

April 16 to Mar 17 - 1

 

7. Do you have a specific stress Policy and/or procedure? If so, please
attach.

 

No

 

8. Do you have a specific stress workgroup? If so, please attach
minutes/action points for last year.

 

No

 

For each point, could you please provide the information broken down into
numbers for support staff/lecturers and staff earning over £70,000 PA for
each of the time periods listed above?

 

No staff earning over £70k per annum were off sick with stress during the
periods noted.

 

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you would thereafter be entitled to appeal to the Scottish Information
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