Case study: People at Work tool

Continuing to build the capability of PCBUs, regulators and workers to ensure compliance with the duty to manage psychosocial hazards at work is a key target of the Australian WHS Strategy 2023-2033.

One of the ways WHS regulators and Safe Work Australia are helping to build capability is the People at Work tool. It is a free online psychosocial risk assessment tool that supports PCBUs to identify, assess and control psychosocial risks.

The tool is easy for workplaces to use. It includes a worker survey that assesses 14 psychosocial hazards and provides tools to help PCBUs understand the results and take action to manage their psychosocial risks.

Over 5,000 organisations have registered to use People at Work since it was digitised in November 2020 and over 100,000 workers have responded to the survey.

It also provides invaluable data on exposure to psychosocial hazards in the workplace for policy makers, regulators and researchers. People at Work data has recently been featured in the Safe Work Australia data report Psychological health and safety in the workplace and in the infographic Fatigue: a WHS issue.