Stress Indicator Tool (HSE)

An Intuitive online system to monitor stress within an organisation:

  • 35 professionally designed questions and 6 key areas of assessment
  • Available in multiple language templates
  • Customisation to add branding, write personalised introductions, choose  demographic questions and tailor the terminology to reflect your workplace
  • Automatic analysis to generate a summary report of the results and provide recommendations to address identified issues
  • Directly compare results against departments, job roles, locations, age etc.
  • Create bespoke reports to highlight potential priority areas

Brought to you by Snap Surveys – market leaders in survey software and research services since 1981 – and The Health and Safety Executive, a UK government agency responsible for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare.


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.

Industry experts at HSE, working with Snap Surveys, have developed and produced an online Stress Indicator Tool (SIT) that measures the attitudes and perceptions of employees towards work-related stress. It  provides anonymous feedback and is a quick and easy way to determine the extent to which work-related stress is a problem within an organisation.

Analysing and understanding these results will help develop an effective health and wellbeing strategy for the organisation.

Read the HSE Stress White Paper


The Stress Indicator Tool was created by HSE in partnership with Snap Surveys and features a  customisable questionnaire assessing  the 6 key areas of work that, if not managed properly, are known to be the likely root causes of stress.

Stress Indicator Tool

Demands – this includes issues such as workload, work patterns and the work environment.

Control – how much say the person has in the way they do their work.

Support – this includes the encouragement, sponsorship and resources provided by the organisation, line management and colleagues.

Relationshipsthis includes promoting positive working to avoid conflict and dealing with unacceptable behaviour.

Rolewhether people understand their role within the organisation and whether the organisation ensures that they do not have conflicting roles.

Changehow organisational change (large or small) is managed and communicated in the organisation.

Analysing and understanding these results will help develop an effective health and wellbeing strategy for your organisation.


With the click of a button you’ll automatically generate a dynamic report with extensive infographics and key findings for any selected groups in the organisation.

Stress Indicator Tool Report

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Created by The Health and Safety Executive in partnership with Snap Surveys
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