Works within the legal framework for ensuring health and safety at work.

Taking core features of the Health and Safety (Regulations) 1999 [UK], Work Health and Safety (Regulations) 2019 [Australia] and Occupational Safety and Health Act (2004) [USA] three steps to making risk assessment emerge:


  • Identify the hazard
  • Intervene to eliminate or minimise the hazard
  • Monitor to ensure the success of the intervention

STAGE-28 presents three options at each step.

Identify: Recognising the visual, verbal and behavioural signs that ‘hazards’ to mental health may be evident:

  • Defusing: Meeting soon after the incident to inform and assess the team(s) involved
  • RAIDS: 1:1 conversational assessment of predictors of PTSD
  • STAGE-28 Assessment: Online completion of standardised questionnaire battery

Intervene: STAGE-28 training teaches several ways to act against hazards when they are identified:

  • Critical incident Stress Management (CISM): 1:1 interventions; peer-support; group interventions for large and small teams
  • Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR): 1:1 strict trauma-focussed protocol
  • RAIDS: 1:1 conversational assessment of predictors of PTSD, repeated to recovery or referral

Monitor: STAGE-28 allows monitoring to determine the success of actions taken to minimise crisis reactions:

  • Follow-ups: Personal visit, call, text, e-mail to determine the effectiveness of the intervention
  • RAIDS: To determine elimination of predictors of PTSD
  • STAGE-28 portal: Completed to evaluate post-intervention outcomes

STAGE-28’s protocol is designed to complete a risk-assessment within 28 days.

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