Stress Management

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Dear West Highland 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 2017 to 12 March 2020), 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 2017 to 31 March 2018, 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and 1 April 2019 to 12 March 2020).

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 2017 to 31 March 2018, 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and 1 April 2019 to 12 March 2020).

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 2017 to 31 March 2018, 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and 1 April 2019 to 12 March 2020).

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 2017 to 31 March 2018, 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and 1 April 2019 to 12 March 2020).

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 2017 to 31 March 2018, 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and 1 April 2019 to 12 March 2020).

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 2017 to 31 March 2018, 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and 1 April 2019 to 12 March 2020).

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

WHCfoi, West Highland College

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Dear Mr Gallacher

Please find attached the information as per your FOI request to West Highland College UHI.

I hope the information provided covers the requirements in your request.

Best regards

Roddy MacPhee
Finance & Compliance Manager

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