The aim of this document is to discuss the formation and operation of a ‘Steering Group’ in relation to the HSE Management Standards on Work-related Stress (Management Standards). The primary function of a Steering Group is to oversee and facilitate the Management Standards project, effectively acting as a project management group or board.
The Steering Group should serve to guide and give authority to the risk assessment and subsequent actions. The group should also maintain both the organisation’s and the employees’ sense of involvement in the project. While the exact composition of the Steering Group will need to reflect the organisation’s structure and culture, it should represent the interests of all key stakeholders, including the employees.