Psychosocial Safety & Risk Management Plans

Psychosocial Safety & Risk Management Consulting that aligns with ISO 45003

We help you navigate the requirements and formulate simple and workable plans.

What's your plan for managing psychosocial risks and hazards at work, and how is it working? How do you prevent injury and promote psychological health? What are your risk factors, ways of controlling risk and monitoring the effectiveness of those risk-controls for continuous improvement? -  If you can't answer these questions, you'll soon be non-compliant with new requirements from the regulators.

Psychosocial hazards are factors in the design or management of work that increase the risk of work-related stress and can lead to psychological or physical harm. Examples of psychosocial hazards might include poor supervisor support or high job demands.

Employees are likely to be exposed to a combination of psychosocial hazards. Some hazards might always be present at work, while others only occasionally. There is a greater risk of work-related stress when psychosocial hazards combine and act together, so employers should not consider hazards in isolation.

Psychosocial hazards do not necessarily reveal the causes of work-related stress. Causes are likely to be specific to the employee, work or workplace. Senior management should identify which psychosocial hazards negatively affect employees' health and well-being and take appropriate action to control the impact of those hazards (WorkSafe VIC).

We assist organisations to consult with their workforce and apply the appropriate guidelines and actions in the management of psychosocial risks and hazards at work, including:

  • IS0 45003: 2021 - Occupational health and safety management — Psychological health and safety at work — Guidelines for managing psychosocial risks
  • Workplace Health & Safety Acts
  • Mentally Health Workplaces guidance
  • Research and contemporary, effective interventions 

Psychosocial Hazards


  • high and low job demands
  • low job control
  • poor support
  • poor workplace relationships
  • low role clarity
  • poor organisational change management
  • low reward and recognition
  • poor organisational justice
  • poor environmental conditions
  • remote and isolated work
  • work-related bullying and harassment
  • violent or traumatic events
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Consulting Services

YES Psychology & Consulting can assist your organisation to:

  • Understand the benefits of taking action to promote psychological health and wellbeing at work and prevent occupational stress, psychological injury and ill health
  • Develop a psychosocial risk assessment tool, to determine the current hazards/risks for the various areas of the business, using available data and results of internal reviews
  • Consult and collaborate with their workforce to determine the risks, needs and workable controls
  • Determine the appropriate, evidence-based controls to reduce the risk of hazards and help to prevent negative outcomes, including the possibility of psychological injury claims
  • Compare the alignment of your organisations's current practices to the requirements of ISO 45003:2021 OHSM 'Psychological health and safety at work - Guidelines for managing psychosocial risks' and other relevant Guidance
  • Collaboratively determine a workable Action Plan to improve psychosocial risk management
  • Determine the linkages and integration of your plans with overall business, wellbeing and OH&S strategies and objectives
  • Determine a process for monitoring, measuring and improving the various control measures put in place, including the periodic review process for your Psychosocial Risk Management Strategy and Action Plans.

Some examples of the deliverables of this consulting service include:

  • A Risk Assessment Tool and Risk analysis of key areas/workforces in the business
  • A list of suitable control measures
  • A summary of gap analysis between ISO 45003:2021 and Veolia’s current practice, and recommendations
  • An action plan, including easy wins and processes for measuring outcomes
  • Recommendations and input for refining your Psychosocial Risk Management Strategy

Benefits of Managing Psychological Risks & Hazards

Prevention & Early Intervention

Reduced injuries, incidents and claims

Reduced associated costs 

Support resilience factors

Support productivity & performance

Support employee safety & wellbeing