ISO 45003

ISO 45003

The first global standard giving practical guidance on managing psychological health at work.

The first global standard giving practical guidance on managing psychological health at work.

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What is ISO 45003?

ISO 45003 is the first global standard giving practical guidance on managing psychological health in the workplace. It provides guidance on the management of psychosocial risk, as part of an occupational health and safety management system.

It includes:

  • Information on how to recognize the psychosocial hazards that can affect workers, such as those that arise from home working
  • Offers examples of effective – often simple - actions that can be taken to manage these and improve employee wellbeing

Who is it for?

  • ISO 45003 is written to help organizations using an occupational health and safety management system based on ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety
  • It will also be useful for organizations that haven't yet implemented an occupational health and safety management system
  • ISO 45003 is currently at the 'draft' stage (Draft International Standard (DIS)), which means that it is 95% technically accurate, so the core content will not change. This means that organizations can start using the standard now to help protect and support workers from mental ill-health arising within the workplace. It is expected that DIS/ISO 45003 will be published as a full International Standard in Summer 2021.

Why ISO 45003 is good for your organization

Supporting mental health within your organization has never been more important.
As well as helping you to build a positive working environment, a framework for managing psychological health and safety can help to improve your organizational resilience and enhance performance and productivity.

Other benefits include:

  • High levels of discretionary effort
  • Improved recruitment, retention and diversity
  • Enhanced worker engagement
  • Increased innovation
  • Legal compliance
  • Reduced absence from workplace stress, burnout, anxiety and depression