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Managing Psychosocial Risks and Hazards

With recent changes to the Work Health and Safety Act, employers are required to take extra steps to protect their employees from psychological/mental harm in their workplace.

This program equips leaders with the practical skills to reduce risks and hazards in your workplace in compliance with the SafeWork Australia’s Code of Practice for Managing Psychosocial Hazards at Work

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"Highly recommended to anyone looking for real and tangible impacts from a workshop."

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For years many leaders have understood the need to create a physically safe place to work. However, few leaders understand the positive impacts that reducing psychosocial risks and hazards can have on the wellbeing, productivity and performance of their team.
What is Psychosocial risk and why is managing it important?

The regulation of work health and safety has undergone recent changes, with regulators across Australia pushing to better address psychosocial hazards in the workplace. SafeWork Australia defines psychosocial hazard as “anything that could cause psychological harm (e.g. harm someone’s mental health).

Common psychosocial hazards at work include:

On top of this, worker compensation claims relating to psychological injuries at work are incredibly complex, costly for organisations, and are on the steady rise. That’s why, in 2022, SafeWork Australia developed a Code of Practice for Managing Psychosocial Hazards at Work. This code provides practical guidance on how to achieve the standards required under the Work Health and Safety Act.  

Although, States and Territories have different legal requirements, it’s fair to say that all organisations should be promoting the reduction of risks and hazards that may cause harm to their people - physically and psychologically.

One practical way to do this is to equip your managers to understand what psychosocial risks and hazards are, the impacts on their people and organisation and the important part managers play in creating a safe place to work.  

You can reduces risks and hazards in your workplace today by booking Managing Psychosocial Risks and Hazards as a standalone session, or save today by packaging it with our Psychological Safety for Leaders and Leading Mentally Healthy Teams sessions.

In this highly interactive session, your team will leave with an understanding of:

The positive implications of mitigating psychosocial risks and hazards in the workplace (the financial, moral and legislative obligations of employers)
The key psychosocial risks and hazards in your workplace and how leaders can lead with these factors in mind (understanding the role they play)
Practical actions they can take to reduce psychosocial risks and hazards for the team they lead

Program details

Program length:
1 hour Masterclass or 2 hour workshop (in-person or virtual)
Delivery mode:
Online (Zoom) or in-person
Participation numbers:
Up to 25 people per workshop / 70+ per Masterclass

From $3990 +GST

*To discuss delivery options for your organisation, get in touch and one of our team members will design a solution for you.

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What people say about us

“This training is so different to anything we’ve had before, there was a new spark in people when they left that room. The level of motivation, the energy around the individuals and the group about wanting to share this and do something different was immense.”

Martyn Campbell

Executive Director, SafeWork SA

“DHL Express held an Australian Commercial Conference and the Oranges session was voted the best and most relevant of all in the 3 day conference. In a world of uncertainty you can be most effective if you truly focus on what you can actually control, YOU.”

Gary Edstein

CEO / Senior Vice President, DHL Express, Oceania

“The Oranges Toolkit webinars have had a major impact on all of our employees who took part. They were interactive, the content was relevant and based on the latest science, plus we had an engaging playbook – all these factors helped to set the webinars apart from any others that we had run. Whilst we were all taking part remotely, the webinars made us feel that we were all together – the positivity, care and support was resonating from our screens!”

Samantha Johnson

Executive General Manager (HSEQ), McConnell Dowell Corporation

“In a fast-changing business environment ORANGES has given our staff the skills and tools to be more resilient, optimistic and energised, which has positively enhanced our ability to change and focus most effectively on our customer’s needs.”

Elise Mann

Head of Human Resources, Motorola Solutions

“The Oranges Toolkit content was not only practical but also clearly grounded in science and current thinking around improving wellness and resilience. Our post-workshop feedback from staff was very positive. Staff learnt some valuable life skills that could be applied immediately and they also had plenty of fun. Given our corporate values around philanthropy, we were also drawn to the Oranges Toolkit as a social enterprise and knowing profits are going to such an important cause.”

Craig Murphy

Head of Human Resources, Motorola Solutions

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When you choose to build employee resilience with The Oranges Toolkit, you also choose to support kids facing cancer. Our profits are returned to childhood cancer charity, Camp Quality. So by choosing our programs, your organisation not only invests in employee wellbeing but also contributes to the noble cause of supporting children facing cancer in Australia.

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