Psychological Safety and Psychosocial Risk

For Directors, Officers, Leaders and Managers.
Get clarity on your leadership responsibilities to provide a psychologically safe working environment. Given the recent changes to the WHS legislation, the onus is on leaders to ensure risks are identified and action is taken to eliminate or reduce the impact of those risks. This course runs in Perth, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Bunbury and Albany.

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2 Days

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Much has been said about the inclusion of psychosocial risks and hazards in the latest WA Work Health and Safety Act 2020.  Yet most managers, leaders and supervisors have not had a resource to help translate the legislative changes into practical behaviours in the workplace – until now.

This course provides a toolbox of knowledge, skills and resources on what Officers (including Directors) and those in leadership positions Must know, Should know and Could know to create a psychologically safe workplace.

Who will benefit

This course will suit individuals in influential positions within organisations, from Officers to those in leadership and management roles. It is tailored to address the specific responsibilities outlined in the new WHS legislation, where these individuals play a pivotal role in establishing a safe workplace.


  • Define a psychologically safe workplace
  • Understand your responsibilities under the WHS laws
  • Identifying psychosocial hazards
  • Prepare a psychosocial risk matrix
  • Identify potential risk mitigation strategies
  • Measure psychological safety in teams
  • Create an environment that allows people to speak up
  • Understand how to talk to staff about mental health
  • How to assess your potential contributions to workplace issues and develop strategies for improvement
  • Identify governance issues for boards and officers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand your responsibilities under the WHS laws
  • Acquire the skills to identify psychosocial hazards within a workplace environment
  • Successfully create a psychosocial risk matrix to assess and prioritise workplace risks
  • Identify and develop potential risk mitigation strategies for psychosocial hazards
  • Learn how to assess and measure psychological safety within teams
  • Gain insights into effective communication strategies for discussing mental health issues with staff members
  • Plan and prioritise your initial steps to enhance psychological safety in your workplace.
Related Results

This course will assist managers, supervisors and team leaders to understand their responsibilities under our WHS laws and develop the skills needed to effectively manage safety in the workplace.

This course will guide you through the internationally recognised structure of a Work Health and Safety Management System or Occupational Health and Safety System, and importantly what you need to do to meet legislative requirements.

Every manager wants to develop the 'right' Work Health and Safety (WHS) culture for their business but many struggle to describe what that culture would actually look like. This course is designed to provide an introduction to the process of shaping the culture of an organisation which forms a critical part of ensuring excellent WHS performance and the ongoing viability of your business.

An effective Work Health and Safety (WHS) system is essential in any organisation to support a safer working environment. This course will explore how to implement, maintain and monitor an effective WHS system within your workplace.

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