Jul 8th, 2021
8 mins

The Stress Indicator Tool is now available for free to pilot for a maximum of 50 employees.

Register for a webinar to find out more about the Tool and how it could benefit your business

Register for an upcoming live webinar demonstrating the Stress Indicator Tool

Wednesday 22nd September at 12.00pm – sign up hereopens in new window

Thursday 21st October at 2.30pm – sign up hereopens in new window

Tuesday 16th November at 3.00pm – sign up hereopens in new window

If these dates and times do not suit, please get in touch and we can arrange an alternative demo for you.
+44 (0)333 202 5070

What is the Stress Indicator Tool?

Every employer has a legal duty to assess and protect employees from work-related stress under the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999.

Stress is a major cause of sickness absence in the workplace and costs over £5 billion a year in Great Britain. It affects individuals, their families and colleagues by impacting on their health, but it also has tremendous financial and operational impacts for employers.

Therefore, industry experts at HSE have developed and produced an online Stress Indicator Tool (SIT) that measures the attitudes and perceptions of employees towards work-related stress.

Benefits of using Stress Indicator Tool

  • Intuitive system that reduces admin time and resources used
  • Survey available in multiple language templates
  • Options to customise – add branding, write a personalised introduction, choose appropriate demographic questions and tailor the terminology to reflect your workplace
  • Automatic analysis of the responses generates a summary report of the results and provides recommendations to address identified issues
  • Directly focus and compare results against departments, job roles, locations, age etc.
  • Functionality to create bespoke reports to highlight potential priority areas
  • Access to a wealth of HSE resources

Why should employers invest in mental health interventions?

A recent report from Deloitte shows a complex but positive case for employers to invest in the mental health of their employees, with an average return of £5 for every £1 spent (5:1). However, there is a large spread of potential returns from 0.4:1 up to nearly 11:1. Interventions with the highest returns tend to focus on preventative large scale initiatives, and on using technology or diagnostics to tailor support for those most in need.

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Case Study: 11% Improvement in Stress Sickness Absence

Scottish Power Energy Retail is an international energy company focused on growth, safety and service. They are one of the UK’s top customer service suppliers of gas and electricity with around 5.2 million customers. The organisation recently took a dynamic and systematic approach to reducing work-related stress, as they realised the many benefits of doing so. Working in partnership with HSE they were able to improve their sickness absences by 11%.

Read full case study hereopens in new window

Free v Premium version

The tool is available either for free or as an enhanced premium version. The table below provides an outline of the differences between the two options:

Stress Indicator Tool Free Premium
GDPR Compliant Yes Yes
Fully Secure ISO27001 (data stored in the UK) Yes Yes
Survey Free Premium
Fully Accessible version Yes Yes
Suggested control measures based on scores Yes Yes
Survey mobile compatible via browser Yes Yes
Survey via mobile app (offline mode) Yes
Organisational set demographics Yes Yes
Personalisation including company logo Yes Yes
Total number of employees 50 Licence size
Administration portal Free Premium
Set up multiple assessments Yes
Set up organisational demographics Yes Yes
Shared and linked accounts Yes
Ability to download raw data Yes
Auto report Free Premium
Auto report with priority/focus areas Yes Yes
Ability to filter auto reports by demographics Yes (minimum of 10 responses required) Yes
Ability to download and share auto reports Yes Yes

Free Stress Indicator Tool

Free Stress Indicator Tool (1-50 licence).

By signing up you accept the terms and conditions (PDF)

For help creating an account and setting up your survey visit our help pageopens in new window.

For those who require a larger licence visit the premium section.

Premium Stress Indicator Tool

The Premium Stress Indicator Tool is only available to organisations who want to survey more than 50 employees.

The prices outlined below allow administrative and user rights to the Stress Indicator Tool (all prices are excluding VAT).

For employers with more than 10,000 employees; a price is available upon request.

No. of Employees Licence Fee Year 1
(excl. VAT)
Annual Charge for Each Consecutive Year
51-100 £700 £100
101-250 £1,200 £200
251-500 £1,450 £250
501-1000 £1,700 £300
1001-2500 £2,700 £500
2501-5000 £4,700 £900
5001-10000 £7,700 £1,500



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