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A workplace audit: work positive initiative

Firth Valley College's work positive policy

Firth Valley College has a work positive policy which allows employees to work through a process to evaluate their own work pressure. Work positive advisers are staff volunteers who have mental health training and support individuals to raise issues and resolve these through an action plan.

Employees can complete an evaluation form which helps them to assess their work role and clarity of this, the demands of the job and whether they can cope with these, the work environment and work culture and the level of control they have to alter these. Other aspects such as support and relationships are examined as part of this process. The aim of this is to carry out an inclusive risk assessment for excessive work pressure that may lead to stress and to highlight issues and agree reasonable adjustments and actions to resolve these.