Setting the standard for psychological health and safety

Hanson has become the first UK heavy building materials company to reach the standard for managing psychosocial risk in the workplace.

We have been awarded ISO 45003:2021, occupational health and safety management – psychological health and safety at work, reflecting our ongoing commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees.

It demonstrates that we have achieved the required standard for managing psychosocial risks and promoting wellbeing at work as part of an occupational health and safety management system. 

Psychosocial risks relate to how work is organised; social factors at work; and aspects of the work environment, equipment and hazardous tasks. 

“We are delighted to be leading the way with our commitment to health and safety,” said Marian Garfield, sustainability director.

“Effective management of psychosocial risks can lead to improved engagement and job satisfaction as well as promoting physical and mental health and wellbeing.”