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Psychological Risk Assessment

The ever-increasing demands in the workplace can lead to stress, burnout and other psychological strains among your employees. The impact on productivity, morale and general wellbeing is often underestimated. But how can you recognize these invisible dangers before they have serious and costly consequences? One crucial and preventative tool is the psychological risk assessment.

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Why psychological risk assessment is not only an obligation, but also an opportunity

According to § 5, III, 6 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, all employers, regardless of the number of employees, have been obliged to carry out a risk assessment since 2014. Don’t see this legal obligation as an obligation, but as an opportunity. Use a psychological risk assessment to regularly get an idea of the mental stress of your employees and take an important step towards protecting the health, safety and well-being of your employees while promoting performance and efficiency in the workplace.

Between obligation and potential

Why the psychological risk assessment is an opportunity for real change

To ensure the mental well-being of your employees from the outset, we utilize a specialized questionnaire based on scientific insights that respects the privacy of all employees. All data is collected anonymously and treated in accordance with the privacy regulations of GDPR.

Psychological Risk Assessment - recommended areas of consideration

We are aware that the identification of psychological hazards depends on explicit characteristics, and this is precisely where we can support you as experts. Our experience and expertise enable us to carry out psychological risk assessments efficiently. We always adhere to the quality principles of the German occupational health and safety strategy in order to achieve the best possible results for the well-being of all employees.

6 steps to conduct a psychological risk assessment

If employees are absent due to mental illness and no psychological risk assessment has been conducted, significant costs can arise. Recovery from mental illnesses is often lengthy, so it is advisable to take preventive measures.

With the following 6 steps to a successful psychological risk assessment. Important: if the effectiveness is insufficient or if there are changes in working conditions, the steps must be revisited.


Determining the work areas and activities to be examined


Identifying risks due to psychological stress.


Assessing the risks posed by psychological stressors


Defining specific occupational health and safety measures.


Implementation of measures


Reviewing the effectiveness of the measures

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Healthy employees, healthy company

Why a psychological risk assessment is an investment in the future ​

The societal awareness of mental health is continuously evolving, and it should also be prioritized within companies.

Through a risk assessment, you gain an overview of the health and well-being of your workforce. This allows you to identify areas where action is needed.

The psychological risk assessment provides an efficient way to discover optimization potential within your company and improve the health of your employees. We are happy to support you with the kick-off, the survey, and the corresponding follow-up processes.

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Health Protection


One primary goal is to protect the health and well-being of employees by identifying and minimizing potential risks for mental health issues.

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Prevention of workplace accidents and illnesses

By identifying and assessing mental stressors, employers can take measures to prevent workplace accidents and injuries caused by stress, overload, or other mental strains.

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Compliance with legal regulations

Conducting a psychological hazard assessment can help ensure that employers meet legal requirements in the areas of occupational safety and health protection.

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Improvement of the working environment

A hazard assessment allows companies to identify areas where improvements can be made to optimize the overall work environment. This can enhance employee satisfaction, motivation, and productivity.

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Risk Management


By assessing psychological stressors, potential risks for the organization can be identified and evaluated to develop and implement appropriate measures for risk minimization.

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Promotion of a positive corporate culture

A psychological hazard assessment can help raise awareness of the importance of mental health in the workplace and foster a culture of support and mindfulness.


Frequently Asked Questions about Psychological Risk Assessment

According to § 5 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, all employers, regardless of the number of their employees, have been required to conduct a hazard assessment since 2013.

The Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends the following seven steps:

  1. Preparation of the assessment
  2. Identification of hazards
  3. Assessment of hazards
  4. Determination of occupational safety measures
  5. Implementation of measures
  6. Review of the effectiveness of measures
  7. Documentation of results

The psychological hazard assessment is conducted by an occupational health physician or a specialized department within the company. External specialists may also be consulted.

The development of burnout syndrome is individual. Generally, it is stress-related or due to a lack of opportunity to recover.

Common influencing factors include lack of appreciation, perfectionism, work overload, overestimation of one’s own capabilities, and/or reduced stress tolerance.

A workplace hazard assessment examines the workplace for sources of accidents and hazards. It also investigates work-related illnesses and injuries in order to subsequently reduce them through appropriate measures.

Ansprechpartner Dr. Michael Wendt

Dr. Michael Wendt

CEO of HRinstruments

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