What it means to be ISO 45003 certified

What it means to be ISO 45003 certified

What is ISO 45003?

 

The international governing body for Occupational health and Safety has recognised the impact COVID-19 has had on employee wellbeing and mental health. 

 

With many workplaces not having readily available employee wellbeing support, ISO 45003 was released to mandate the management of psychosocial risks and promoting well-being within the workplace. 

 

ISO 45003 is an extension of the ISO 45001 that was release in 2018 as the world’s first international standard for occupational health and safety management systems. This highlighted that all businesses must have a wellbeing and mental health management system in place. 

 

Who is ISO?

 

ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization. They are a worldwide federation of national standards bodies. The ISO technical committee develop and promote international standards for relevant areas lacking guidelines. These include technology, scientific testing processes, working conditions, societal issues and more. – Mead Metals Inc

 

“Every organisation has occupational health and safety responsibilities, and the current pandemic has brought into sharp focus the important role that psychological health in the workplace plays,” – Norma McCormick (Project Leader of the ISO technical committee)

 

The benefits of being ISO 45003 certified 

Supporting mental health within your organisation has never been more important.
As well as helping you to build a positive working environment, ISO 45003 provides a framework for managing psychological health and wellbeing to improve your organisational resilience and enhance performance and productivity.

 

Being ISO certified allows you to trade with certain industries and more freely. It also offers other benefits. 

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


How to become ISO Certified 

“While many have felt powerless about the impact of recent events, there are many things that can be done to build the resilience of staff and promote a strong organizational culture. This standard brings together international best practice in this area and is relevant to companies of all types and sizes.” – Norma McCormick (Project Leader of the ISO technical committee)

As iyarn has been built around workplace wellbeing management, we have closely aligned ourselves as an ISO 45003 solution. 

iyarn has specifically adapted to the new guidelines presents by ISO to provide a routine scheduled check in between employees and management. Through this you can facilitate those important conversations and track individuals wellbeing progress in one place. 

By using iyarn as a solution businesses can become ISO certified and see the benefits of a positive, mentally friendly workplace. 

For more information and to hear how we assist workplaces with this, please reach out to us at hello@iyarn.com.au