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If it’s your job to lift heavy things, on your first day you’re taught how to lift heavy things without injuring yourself. Nothing like this happens for mental health and wellbeing.

ISO 45003 is the international standard for psychosocial health & safety - in other words, how employers can protect the mental wellbeing of their employees by removing or reducing risk, just like they do with physical health & safety.

Most of the activity that goes on in workplaces in the name of mental health and wellbeing is reactive or remedial; raising awareness or providing support for employees who are already struggling. In terms of physical health and safety this is equivalent to providing your employees with protective clothing because you recognise the environment is potentially harmful, rather than trying to reduce the risk.

ISO 45003 lays out a framework and Best Practice for identifying the possible causes of psychosocial (i.e. relating to the interaction between social and individual factors) risks in the workplace, and coming up with a plan to remove or reduce them before they cause problems that require later intervention.

This workshop provides an overview of ISO 45003, and examines how to apply existing risk management approaches to psychosocial risk.

System requirements

IIRSM uses GoToTraining to deliver online training courses. Find out more about system requirements here. Full information will also be sent with joining instructions. Please note, you will be required to activate your microphone and camera during the course in order to participate in activities. 



10% discount is automatically applied at checkout for bookings received 3 weeks before course start. 

IIRSM member *early bird* £135+VAT
IIRSM member £150+VAT
Non-member *early bird* £180+VAT
Non-member  £200+VAT

Bookings are made online with a credit or debit card (see below). If you want to register and pay for a group booking please contact us on Please note, you may also request an invoice for group bookings.

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We offer discounts for five or more bookings from the same organisation. Delegates do not need to register for the same course dates. Please note, this discount cannot be used with any other promotional discounts we may be offering. For more information and to receive the discount, contact us on

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Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to: 

  • Understand the reasons for the creation of ISO45003 
  • Understand the concept of psychosocial risk and how management of it differs from physical risk 
  • Speak confidently about psychosocial health and safety in the workplace
How this course links to the Risk Management and Leadership Competence Framework

IRSM’s training offering has been mapped to the IIRSM Risk Management and Leadership Competence Framework.  

The framework defines the technical and business competences as well as leadership behaviours needed to manage risk in today’s challenging climate. It underpins IIRSM’s membership structure, and can be used by individuals to identify their strengths and developmental areas and plan their CPD accordingly.

These courses touch upon the following areas of competence. 


  • Organisational context
  • The role of risk management
  • Strategy, objectives and procedures
  • Stakeholder engagement


  • Communicating
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Influencing
  • Collaborative

View the full framework here

Who should attend

This course is relevant for those working in health and safety, risk, HR or business owners. 

Meet the trainer

Tim Sismey 

Tim Sismey is the founder of Make Work Work Better (, a process and productivity consultancy transforming how organisations approach Mental Health and Wellbeing. His approach is based on Lean techniques and the groundbreaking 'Getting Things Done' productivity method, and is aligned to the ISO 45003 standard for Psychological Health & Safety. He lives in Warwickshire with his wife, two sons and too many records.  

IIRSM Training Experience

Welcoming - it is important to us that you feel relaxed to ensure you enjoy and get the most out of the learning experience.

Expertise - we have passionate trainers who keep up to date with the latest trends.

Engaging - trainers are assessed on quality of delivery and delegate interaction.

Practical - tools and ideas to immediately take back to the workplace.

Networking - great opportunity to meet and learn from delegates with different backgrounds and experiences. 


"I certainly recommend this course as it is a fabulous starter for 10 to understand the standard and where it fits into any current IMS any company would have. The information, format and interaction opportunities were all very well balanced. Overall, a great course lead by a very informative speaker."

Emma McCuish, Health and Safety Manager, Aegon UK.