Stress Management

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Dear Borders 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

Debbie Kerr, Borders College

Dear John

Please see below the responses from Borders College.

1. 2014 - 2015 1 lecturer
2015 - 2016 1 support staff and 2 lecturers
2016 - 2017 2 support staff and 3 lecturers

2. 2014 - 2015 1 lecturer
2015 - 2016 1 lecturer
2016 - 2017 2 lecturers

3. 2014 - 2015 lecturer - 120 days
2015 - 2016 support staff - 24 days lecturers - 41
2016 - 2017 support staff - 14 days lecturers - 105

4. 2014 - 2015 lecturer - 120 days
2015 - 2016 lecturer - 39 days
2016 - 2017 lecturer - 103 days

5. Staff would be referred to Occupational Health for support and assessment with any recommended interventions implemented by the College. We do not hold records on the number of stress risk assessments carried out as these are done by the OH service.

6. None

7. Available on the College web site http://www.borderscollege.ac.uk/download...

8. Responses from the HSE Stress at Work Survey are considered by a working group of the Health and Safety committee. No formal minute of this group is kept.

Should you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Deborah M Kerr FCIPD
Head of HR and Development
Borders College
Scottish Borders Campus
Nether Road
Galashiels
TD1 3HE

Tel: 01896 662520

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