Psychosocial Hazard Risk Assessment Training and Support (PHRATS) is Mental Health Movement’s flagship offering within the Psychosocial Risk Management Program that focuses on identifying, assessing, and controlling psychosocial risks in the workplace. PHRATS has been developed in accordance with ISO31000:2018 Risk Management Framework and ISO45003:2021 Guidelines for Managing Psychosocial Risks as well as the relevant WHS legislation and SafeWork Codes of Practice. In particular, the PHRATS offering involves the following 5 stages:
Mental Health Movement offers an anonymous online Psychosocial Hazard Questionnaire that can be used to assist in the identification of hazards in your workplace. The questionnaire measures 24 hazards commonly reported amongst Australian workers such as work life imbalance, poor support, low job control, and bullying. A battery of demographic variables (e.g.,age, gender, and department) as well as outcome variables (e.g., work engagement, absenteeism, and productivity loss) are also measured.
Prior learning is required before undertaking a psychosocial risk assessment including basic mental health awareness and literacy and psychosocial hazard training. Mental Health Movement offers online modules through our Digital Academy that can be used to meet the required mental health education, while the psychosocial hazard training that covers all 24 hazards can be delivered by Mental Health Movement’s Psychological Health andSafety experts either face to face or via webinar.
Mental Health Movement’s Psychological Health and Safety experts will facilitate a psychosocial risk assessment with a representative group of workers from your organisation (e.g., health and safety committee members).
An inherent and residual risk rating is computed using a slightly different approach to a standard safety-based risk assessment to account for some of the individual differences involved in the way psychosocial hazards are experienced by workers.
Mental Health Movement has also developed a library of the most effective controls to mitigate the psychosocial risks associated with the hazards. The controls are conveniently stored in a Psychosocial Risk Register where they are listed in pre-populated drop-down menus. This makes selecting and determining both existing and proposed controls so much easier, especially for those who are new to the area of psychosocial risk management.
Mental Health Movement can assist with the planning of control treatment strategies to best prioritise and impact psychosocial risks, whether this is through risk treatment plans or other action-based platforms.
To ensure that risk treatments are instigated and are effective MentalHealth Movement offers to monitor and review your psychosocial risk management. This can be through regular risk reviews or audits. Reviews are recommended every 3 months initially and then annually once the controls are embedded and effective.
“This is not just a program; it is an offering that will change how companies look after their people and reshape the way in which theAustralian workplace operates.”