LGNSW Learning and Development

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Managing Psychosocial Hazards in the Workplace for People Leaders

SafeWork NSW has developed the Code of Practice for Managing Psychosocial Hazards at Work.

It is an approved Code of Practice (the Code) under section 274 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) that says organisations should use this code of practice if they have functions or responsibilities that involve managing, so far as is reasonably practicable, exposure to psychosocial hazards and risks to psychosocial and physical health and safety at work.

The Managing Psychosocial Hazards in the Workplace workshop has been approved by SafeWork NSW and developed specifically to support people leaders to understand and apply the Code in the local government sector.


The workshop covers three key elements:

  1. Legal Perspective – Overview of the recent changes to WHS legislation to manage psychosocial risks and regulatory action that can be taken should a council fail to meet their obligations.
  2. Code of Practice: Managing Psychosocial Hazards in the Workplace – Practical guidance on how to achieve compliance with the WHS standards required under the WHS Act and the WHS Regulation, including effective ways to identify and manage risks.
  3. Local Government Scenarios – Practical application of the Code of Practice using a series of local government scenarios to effectively manage psychosocial hazards and risk at work.

Who should attend

Local government people leaders including executive leaders, senior managers, team leaders and frontline leaders.


The facilitators will use group discussions as well as local government-oriented case study scenarios and examples to enable leaders to confidently transfer their learning into the workplace. All participants will be provided with a comprehensive workbook and links for online resources for future reference.