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Take a look at the work-related factors that impact your workm8tes’ wellbeing, and the preventions you can take to create a stress-free, safe and productive workplace.

The following risk profile is based on our research findings, showing the risk rating of the work-related factors that impact defence manufacturing workers.

Dive in & take action

Explore each work-related factor (WRF) in more detail, learn about how they show up in your workm8tes and what actions you can take to remove, reduce or control their impact.

Depending on the type of work being done not all job demands can be prevented, removed or controlled. When looking to address work-related risks like job demands, follow the hierarchy of control to maximise effectiveness of your actions. When demands cannot be prevented, we can use additional positive actions at both the workm8te and workplace level to help offset the negatives of the job.

But we’re going to level with you – workplace interventions are more effective and lead to longer lasting change.

Ultimately, it is about getting the balance between demands and resources right at the worker and workplace level. This is done through good job design and workplace prevention and intervention.

Take a look what prevention and mitigation interventions you can do today to address the work-related factors and prevent work-related stress and harm.

Download the full suite of work-related factor descriptions and actions here.

WRF Work-Related Factors Descriptions and Actions
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Know what factors impact your workm8tes & take action

Understanding your workplace's risks and the work-related factors that impact your workm8tes is the first step to tackling the causes of workplace stress. Use the free online Workplace Risk Assessment tool to identify the work-related factors present in the work your team or workplace does that place your workers at a high-risk of harm, and get a tailored, prioritised list what preventative actions and mitigations you can take to address them.

Not convinced? Take a look at this overview and business case - and make the case to your get your leadership team onboard.

Business Case - Workplace Survey Tool
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Get on the front foot

Prevent workplace stress through good job design. Good job design removes, reduces, and minimises the work-related factors that cause workplace stress, and amplifies the parts of a job that are positive and fulfilling.

Find out what makes a good job, and take our online job assessment to see how your jobs measure up, and get a tailored action plan to create better, stress free jobs.

It starts with you

Create better outcomes for your work and workm8tes.

We’ve got the tools for you to create a stress-free, safe and thriving workplace.

These tools are informed by extensive research and designed by workers in manufacturing to support you and your workm8tes.

For Senior Management

& HR/WHS Managers

For Supervisors

& Direct Managers

It all starts with you.

Change comes from the top.

Visible commitment from senior management, HR and work, health and safety managers is key to creating a thriving, safe and productive workplace.

Your actions set the tone of what is to follow.

Own your responsibilities and create a safe and productive workforce.

Know what you have to do, and get the resources to help you deliver.

It's in your hands.

You are the most important influencer of your workm8tes' wellbeing and performance. You have a key role in preventing work-related stress - as you have the greatest impact on their day-to-day wellbeing, and you are in the best position to notice when a workm8te might be struggling.

Big responsibility sure, but you don't need big shoulders for this one.

You have all the tools you need to master this right here.

Together we've got this.



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