Mental health risk assessment tool goes digital

Friday, 05 March, 2021

Mental health risk assessment tool goes digital

Queensland employers now have access to People at Work, said to be Australia’s only validated and evidence-based psychosocial risk assessment survey. Developed by leading researchers, it is a valuable tool for benchmarking and measuring the hazards and factors that impact on mental health at work.

The platform was developed to help businesses better identify and manage risks to psychological health, comply with health and safety duties, and prevent psychological harm.

Employers are encouraged to use the tool to send a clear message to workers that mental health and wellbeing is a top priority, and to reap the benefits including reduced workers compensation claims and improved worker productivity, satisfaction and engagement.

The People at Work survey risk assessment survey tool is provided at no cost and organisations are given access to all materials required to administer and report. This includes automated and customised reports, interactive learning modules, and resources to assist in implementing a psychosocial risk management approach and evaluating the effectiveness of chosen interventions.

People at Work has been jointly funded by Australian work health and safety regulators. The hazards measured are based on decades of research highlighting the factors that influence a worker’s psychological health and safety. The psychosocial hazards are also based on guidance from Safe Work Australia.

Visit the People at Work website to check out e-learning modules, resources and how mental health can be improved in your workplace.

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