The main features of ISO 45003

ISO 45003 was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to address the increasingly important aspect of psychological health and safety in the workplace.

The standard offers practical guidance for organisations of all sizes and industries to identify, assess, and control psychological risks within the work environment.

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ISO45003 Main Features


The standard provides a framework for managing psychosocial risks in the workplace, including both physical and psychological factors.

Risk assessment

ISO 45003 requires companies to conduct a risk assessment to identify potential psychosocial risks in the workplace. This includes factors such as workload, organizational culture, and

Control measures

Once risks are identified, ISO 45003 requires companies to implement control measures to prevent or minimize their impact. This includes measures such as training, communication, and the implementation of policies and procedures.

Monitoring and review

ISO 45003 requires companies to monitor and review their  management system to ensure it is effective and identify areas for improvement. This includes regular assessments, data collection, and employee feedback.

Continuous improvement

The standard emphasises the importance of continual improvement, requiring companies to set objectives and targets and regularly review and update their management system to meet changing needs and emerging risks.

Leadership and participation

ISO 45003 requires strong leadership and participation at all levels of the organisation, including senior management, employees, and other stakeholders.


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