Identify the Hazards to Mitigate the Risks

ISO45003 Mental Health At Work - How to Create A Safe Workplace in Six Steps

Hazards in the workplace are more than ‘Slips Trips and Falls.’

ISO45003 Identifies People Hazards which are called PsychoSocial Hazards.



What does a Safe Workplace Look Like?


It’s a place where the employer listens. Where hazards are dealt with and not swept under the carpet.

Where the positive effects of maintaining a safe place to work are understood.

What are Psycho  Social Hazards?

Psychosocial hazards are aspects of work which have the potential to cause psychological harm and an

undesirable impact on health and wellbeing. These are many and varied with just some of them listed below.


  • Bullying
  •  Emotional Demand
  • Lack of recognition

  • Conflicting demands
  •  Role ambiguity
  • Unreasonable deadlines
Information Systems

  • Perceived fairness
  • Timely feedback
  • Listening to complaints
  • Clear structure
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1. Identify the Hazards to Mitigate the Risks

Expand your WHS checklist to include hazards that can seriously damage your business that lie outside the current ‘Slips Trips and Falls’ agenda. Understand the stressors that can lead to poor psychological health in your team.  Avoid the risk of Workers Comp’.

6 Step Process – Workplace Safety Programme

2. Alignment – Where do we want to go?

What’s your vision? Do you want to be that Employer of Choice? What  challenges do you face? How can a Mentally Safe Workplace change the dynamics and grow your people?

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3. Design Your Learning

We’re with you in developing your dream workplace where everyone feels valued and you have the same goals. That’s why we value the input from your team when we design programs to suit your business.

Start with the Award Winning Survey created by Adelaide University focused on  Psychosocial Hazards to establish a Benchmark.


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4. Sustainable Systems - we're in it for the long term

The Survey will identify hot spots in your People Management Systems identified by your team. This could be in a wide range of areas – Onboarding, Mentoring. Performance Management, Role Ambiguity, Clear Feedback, Lack of Recognition, Bullying/ Harassment, 

Consult with your team to design systems and practices that improve employee  engagement and reduce stress.

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5. Health and Safety Program

How can you maintain and monitor the system you’re creating?

Select Education Modules to suit you and your team – Resilience@Work, Mental Health Program, Wellbeing Champions.

Update your WHS Policies and Procedures to include a focus on a Mentally Healthy Workplace.

Executive and Team Coaching

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6. Continued Improvement

Regular ‘temperature check’ to tune in to the ‘vibe’ in your workplace and monitor stress levels.

Six monthly Audit. Are you on track and accountable?

Revisit the Adelaide University Survey to evaluate the success of your programme.

The Benefits


  • Reduce sick leave and

  • Help retain your best staff.

  • Align your practices to the WHS laws

  • Improved productivity


  • Improved engagement and focus

  • Feeling safe with a sense of purpose

  • Clarity on KPIs

  • Transparency and improved communication


A CEO who cares, an executive team who are self aware and a workplace that clearly wants to move forward in the best possible way. One that  provides structure and purpose, a sense of identity, and opportunities to develop skills and increased feelings of self-worth.

Empower your workforce with a PsychoSocial Hazard Audit

Upgrade your PEOPLE SYSTEMS 

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