HSE Management Indicator Tool

Health & Safety ex‎ecutive (HSE)
First pass version
1.    I have unrealistic time pressures (Demands)
2.    I have a choice in deciding what I do at work? (Control)
3.    My line manager encourages me at work † (Managerial support)
4.    I receive the respect I deserve from my colleagues at work † (Work colleague support)
5.    I am clear what my duties and responsibilities are (Role)
6.    I am subject to bullying at work (Relationships)
7.    Relationships at work are strained (Relationships)
8.    Staff are consulted about change at work † (Change)
Full scale
1.    I am clear what is expected of me at work
2.    I can decide when to take a break
3.    Different groups at work demand things from me that are hard to combine
4.    I know how to go about getting my job done
5.    I am subject to personal harassment in the form of unkind words or behaviour
6.    I have unachievable deadlines
7.    If the work gets difficult‚ my colleagues will help me
8.    I am given supportive feedback on the work I do
9.    I have to work very intensively
10.I have a say in my own work speed
11.I am clear what my duties and responsibilities are
12.I have to neglect some tasks because I have too much to do
13.I am clear about the goals and objectives for my department
14.There is friction or anger between colleagues
15.I have a choice in deciding how I do my work?
16.I am unable to take sufficient breaks
17.I understand how my work fits into the overall aims of the organization
18.I am pressured to work long hours
19.I have a choice in deciding what I do at work?
20.I have to work very fast
21.I am subject to bullying at work
22.I have unrealistic time pressures
23.I can rely on my line manager to help me out with a work problem
24.I get the help and support I need from colleagues †
25.I have some say over the way I work †
26.I have sufficient opportunities to question managers about change at work †
27.I receive the respect I deserve from my colleagues at work †
28.Staff are consulted about change at work †
29.I can talk to my line manager about something that has upset or annoyed me about work †
30.My working time can be flexible †
31.My colleagues are willing to listen to my work-related problems †
32.When changes are made at work‚ I am clear how they will work out in practice †
33.I am supported through emotionally demanding work †
34.Relationships at work are strained
35.My line manager encourages me at work †
 
Demands α = 0.89; Control α = 0.78; Relationships α = 0.78; Role α = 0.83; Change α = 0.83; Managerial support α =0.87; Peer support α = 0.81
 
never‚ seldom‚ sometimes‚ often‚ always (except where noted with† these items are answered on a 5-point scale: strongly agree‚ agree‚ neutral‚ disagree‚ strongly disagree).
Demands (9‚ 6‚ 9‚ 12‚ 16‚ 18‚ 20‚ and 22); Control (2‚ 10‚ 15‚ 19‚ 25‚ 30); Relationships (5‚ 14‚ 21‚ 34); Role (1‚ 4‚ 11‚ 13‚ 17); Change (26‚ 28‚ 32); Managerial support (8‚ 23‚ 29‚ 33‚ 35); Peer support (7‚ 24‚ 27‚ 31)
 
 

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Edwards‚ J.A.‚ Webster‚ S.‚ van Laar‚ D.‚ Easton‚ S . (2008). Psychometric analysis of the UK Health and Safety ex‎ecutive’s Management Standards work-related stress Indicator Tool. Work Stress ‚22‚ 96–107.