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ISO 45003

ISO 45003 - Occupational Health & Safety Management

AvISO is an industry-leading expert in ISO 45001 and Occupational Health & Safety Psychological health and safety at work — Guidelines for managing psychosocial risks. With offices in London, Kent, and Ireland, we provide global Consultancy, training & Software solutions to support sole traders to multi-national organisations to ensure they achieve the most from their UKAS Accredited Certification to ISO 45003.

Requirements: ISO 45003 - Occupational Health & Safety Management

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in brief

ISO 45003 is a widely recognised management system to help monitor and manage psychological health and safety at work, providing organisations with effective guidelines and strategies to address psychosocial risks and promote employee well-being.

A well-implemented ISO 45003 management system will support the effective management of your business and help you meet your employees' psychological health and safety needs, fostering a positive work culture, reducing absenteeism and staff turnover, and ultimately enhancing overall organisational performance and productivity. 

AvISO is an industry-leading expert in ISO 45003, With offices in London, Kent, and Ireland, we provide global Consultancy, training & Software solutions to support sole traders to multi-national organisations to ensure they achieve the most from ISO 45003. 

why work with AvISO

  • Aviso has a 100% success rate of achieving UKAS-accredited certification for our clients
  • Aviso has experience with a wide selection of iso standards, including ISO 45003, so can offer tried and tested advice on their implementation and integration
  • We have our proven software solution to provide a simple, efficient, and effective platform to manage all your compliance requirements
  • We are the only UK company to publish all our Legal Registers freely and provide free no, obligation updates to anyone who requests them
  • Our approach is highly adaptable to timeframes, customised through gap analysis, and capable of leading the entire project. We have an unparalleled reputation for simplicity and always strive to maintain it

The Stages of ISO 45003

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ISO 45003 HOW AVISO CAN HELP RIGHT AWAY

ISO 45003 will support organisations in establishing and maintaining effective systems and practices for managing psychological health and safety at work. This includes promoting a supportive work environment, identifying and addressing psychosocial risks, implementing preventive measures, providing resources for employee well-being, and continually monitoring and improving psychological health and safety outcomes. AvISO Can help right away by:

  • Providing advice on upcoming updates to the standard and useful supporting documentation
  • support you in discussions with certification bodies to ensure you obtain the best price
  • Offer guidance on integrating ISO 45003 with existing controls and standards. This can help reduce cost, time and potential future complications. 
  • Carry out an initial gap analysis of your organisation against the standard
  • Create a bridge and line of communication with statutory and regulatory bodies, consumers and suppliers
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ISO 45003 HOW AVISO CAN HELP BEFORE IMPLEMENTATION 

Organisations can use ISO 45003 as a framework to assess their existing practices, identify areas for improvement, and align their processes with the standard's requirements. By implementing the principles and recommendations outlined in ISO 45003, organisations can proactively address psychosocial risks and promote a healthy work environment before considering certification initiatives. 

  • Support with tender applications and the development of associated documents
  • Providing information and advice on the best course of action
  • Develop a project plan with key deliverables and a realistic timeframe
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ISO 45003 HOW AVISO CAN HELP DURING IMPLEMENTATION 

Organisations undergo audits or assessments by internal or external parties to evaluate their implementation of ISO 45003 principles and guidelines. These assessments can help organisations identify areas of strength and improvement in their psychological health and safety management. Support, organise and run any training required.

  • Liaise with different company members to develop processes that best suit your organisation and create ownership in those that use them.
  • Audit the system and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Draw on the wealth of experience held by a to offer advice that meets compliance and is best suited to your company and its motivation.
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ISO 45003 HOW AVISO CAN HELP AFTER IMPLEMENTATION 

After implementing ISO 45003, Maintaining ISO 45003 requires ongoing effort and commitment to ensuring that the organisations psychological health and safety management system remains effective and continuously improves over time.

  • Provide a comprehensive audit schedule & process
  • Conduct audits and ensure the right outcomes are implemented
  • Report on key performance indicators and service improvement
  • Support you in discussions with your certification body and aid with external assessment and surveillance visits
  • Maintain and update legal registers
  • Develop your system best to incorporate existing legislative and voluntary requirements
  • Chair management review meetings
  • Conduct supplier audits
  • Provide impartial professional advice on business improvement
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ISO 45003 FAQs

Most frequently asked questions about ISO 45003

WHAT IS ISO 45003?

ISO 45003 is an international standard that provides guidance for managing psychological risk within the workplace. 

WHY WAS ISO 45003 CREATED?

ISO 45003 was created to address the growing global concern for psychological health and safety in the workplace. The standard recognises the significant impact of work-related psychosocial risks and hazards on employee well-being, job satisfaction, and overall organisational performance.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING ISO 45003?

Supporting mental health within your organisation has become increasingly crucial. Implementing a framework for managing psychological health and safety offers numerous advantages, such as building a positive work environment, enhancing organisational resilience, and improving engagement, performance, and productivity. Reducing the risk of legal, financial, and reputational harm from misconduct

CAN ISO 45003 BE CERTIFIED?

ISO 45003 does not provide for certification. However, organisations can seek independent verification or assurance of compliance with the standard through third-party assessments or audits.

HOW MUCH DOES ISO 45003 COST?

ISO 45003 is a guidance standard that does not provide certification or accreditation, so there is no certification cost associated with it. Consultancy costs related to implementing the standard can be between £3,000 to £9,000, depending on the size and complexity of the organisation. 

CAN I IMPLEMENT ISO 45003 ON MY OWN?

Yes, an organisation can implement ISO 45003 on its own. Still, it may benefit from the guidance and support of consultants or trainers with expertise in risk management and the standard's principles and guidelines.

HOW LONG IS ISO 45003 VALID ONCE IMPLEMENTED?

ISO 45003 is a guidance standard and does not provide for certification or accreditation, so there is no ISO 45003 certification validity period.

DOES THE ORGANISATION HAVE TO BE A SPECIFIC SIZE TO HAVE AN ISO 45003 CERTIFICATION?

ISO 45003 can be used by any organisation, regardless of its size, sector, or location. It is particularly relevant for organisations that operate in industries where ethical and legal misconduct is common, such as finance, healthcare, and government.

WHY SHOULD WE USE AVISO FOR OUR ORGANISATION?
  • We provide innovative and practical solutions.
  • AvISO has an industry-leading reputation and a 100% certification success rate with the UKAS accreditation service. All our consultants are certified lead auditors and experts in their field for providing a first-class service. 
  • We are experts with 10 years of experience in guiding businesses to success.
  • We proudly practice what we preach – certified ISO 9001, 27001 and Cyber Essentials qualified. 
  • Our client-focused approach focuses on creating value for your Business, not simply ticking clauses off a checklist. You can view our <clients testimonials here.

HOW MUCH DETAILED COMPANY INFORMATION IS REQUIRED FOR ISO 45003

ISO 45003 is a standard that provides guidelines for whistleblowing management systems. The standard does not prescribe the specific amount or level of detail of company information required, as this will depend on each organisation's size, complexity, and risk profile.

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