ISO Publishes New Standard for Psychological Health & Safety at Work

ISO 45003 is the latest standard in ISO’s occupational health & safety series to be published and it has a focus on managing psychosocial risks at work.

With many people (workers) experiencing significant stress and uncertainty due to the global pandemic, this standard arrives at the perfect time to help employers support the mental health and wellbeing of their staff.

While many employers implement good schemes such as Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) or Mental Health First Aider Training, the real benefit of ISO 45003 is its structured risk-based approach to psychological health and safety at work.

The new standard also aligns to the common Annex SL structure and therefore can easily be integrated with the more broadly scoped ISO 45001 for occupational health and safety.

ISO 45003 with Assent

The Assent team has been keenly interested in ISO 45003 through its draft stages.

With our combined knowledge of ISO standards and in-house Psychology expertise, our team can help employers utilise ISO 45003 and provide measurable benefits to your people. 

We’ll take a recognised risk management approach to identify threats to the psychological health of your interested parties and deliver products/services using our own capabilities and those of our selected partners to manage and reduce those risks.

Our wellbeing at work programmes can produce measurable improvements to staff mental health and productivity; while the structured approach means you can pass an impartial audit from a certification body and celebrate your achievement.

Contact us to find out how you can support your team and add ISO 45003 to your compliance toolkit.

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Robert Clements
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