How Our Software Helps You Meet the Four Steps Toward Compliance
In today's fast-paced work environment, managing psychosocial risks has become more critical than ever before. With the Federal Work Health and Safety Amendment coming into effect as of April 1, 2023, failure to comply with these regulations can lead to serious legal and financial consequences for organisations.
To meet the compliance requirements, Safe Work Australia has developed a step-by-step process for managing psychological injury, intervening early and for taking preventative action to reduce the risk of psychological illness or injury. These four essential steps are as follows:
- Identifying psychosocial hazards.
- Assess and prioritise risks.
- Control the hazards and risks.
- Maintain, review, and monitor the effectiveness of control measures.
While it looks simple on paper, the actual process of conducting these four steps can be complicated to navigate without the right expertise. That’s why InCheq developed a software platform grounded in psychological principles, to simplify the way Australian employers are able to meet their Work, Health, and Safety obligations.
Step 1: Identify psychosocial hazards in the workplace
InCheq's Workplace Psychosocial Hazard Assessment survey is designed to identify hazards in your work environment. With our survey-style assessment, you can easily disseminate the survey to your employees to get a comprehensive understanding of the psychosocial hazards present in your workplace.
Step 2: Assess and prioritise psychosocial risks
Once the survey is completed, InCheq's software provides a comprehensive analytics dashboard that helps you gain insights into the potential risks in your organisation. The dashboard allows you to filter the data by categories, such as department or location, to pinpoint the areas that require attention.
Step 3: Control psychosocial hazards and risks
InCheq’s software platform goes beyond identifying and assessing psychosocial risks. Our software provides evidence-based action plans that are specific to departments within your organisation, making it easier to control the hazards and risks identified in step two. You'll receive an action plan that is tailored to your organisation's unique circumstances, making it more effective in addressing the identified risks.
Step 4: Maintain, review, and monitor effectiveness of control measures
The last step in becoming compliant with regulations is to review the effectiveness of the control measures you have put in place throughout the process. InCheq's software allows you to keep track of changes through pulse surveys and trend analysis. This feature helps you monitor the effectiveness of control measures and make necessary adjustments to ensure continued efficacy.
By utilising InCheq’s software platform to undertake these four steps, you can meet the framework required by law for managing psychosocial risks, and achieve compliance while ensuring a safe and healthy workplace for your employees.
Want to learn more about taking a proactive approach to psychological safety in your workplace? Get in touch with our team to find out how the InCheq platform can identify, assess, and provide actionable recommendations on how to best manage psychosocial hazards in your workplace.