What is it?
ISO 45003 is a guidance framework, exploring how to recognise psychological hazards that can affect worker wellbeing, and actions that can be taken to manage them.
It is written to complement and expand on ISO 45001, the internationally recognised standard for an Occupational Health & Safety Management System. As a ‘Child Standard' of ISO 45001, ISO 45003 is not a certifiable standard in its own right. Instead, it is designed to support employers spread the responsibility for employees’ wellbeing across the whole of your organisation, with all your wellbeing initiatives coming together to protect your people from mental as well as physical hazards.
Who is it for?
ISO 45003 is suitable for any organisation that is seeking to adopt a contemporary framework for their occupational health and safety management system, and who may also require external certification to confirm alignment with the new standard.
Why is it right for your organisation?
Supporting positive mental health within your organisation is an important aspect of keeping your employees safe at work. The importance has been brought into sharp focus with so many challenges to colleague resilience since the emergence of Covid-19. The guidance was published in 2021 and was developed by workplace health experts and is written to help employers recognise, support and manage the risk of psychological harm whilst promoting wellbeing in the workplace.
Undertaking the ISO 45003 verification module will enable you to help:
- Build a more positive working environment
- Manage psychological health and safety to secure resilience and performance
- Reduce absence from work due to stress, anxiety and depression
- Acknowledge that workplace wellbeing matters and that you take it seriously
- Improve employee engagement and retention.
Why choose us?
As a leading provider of health, safety and wellbeing support services British Safety Council is committed to supporting organisations with our team of dedicated and experienced auditors who have been actively involved developing a suite of products to assist employers embarking on psychosocial risk management.
Assessment and support services
Our assessment and support service will help you to gain a better understanding of how well your psychosocial risk management processes are aligned to the requirements of both ISO 45001 and ISO 45003.
The one-day add on assessment and subsequent report will provide observations of any areas in which you may need to improve in preparation for achieving ISO 45003 recognition.
Resources to help you get ready ISO 45003
British Safety Council is looking to help organisations put wellbeing at the heart of their future strategy, recognising that almost all of the domains of wellbeing can impact, directly or indirectly, on the risk of accident or injury in the workplace.
British Safety Council have crafted a holistic wellbeing offering that covers five main components, outlined below:
- Being Well Together Programme
- Resource Hub+
- Wellbeing Training
- Wellbeing Consultancy
- Five Star Wellbeing Audit
For more details please go to www.beingwelltogether.org