• One of the first companies to secure ISO 45003

Red Rock Power has secured the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certification for Psychological Health and Safety. Thought to be one of the first to be awarded ISO 45003 since it was established last year, it signifies the company’s dedication to employees’ mental health and wellbeing.

The COVID pandemic created both a need and opportunity to pay closer attention to mental health within the business, as well as a drive to learn. We identified areas to improve, from better organisation and clearer communication, to being more vocal about support available and promoting more discussion on mental health.

We repeatedly measured mental health and stress metrics, eventually using the Health and Safety Executive’s own respected stress and culture measurement tools. These allowed us to add some rigour to the instincts we had developed through two years of conversations. We also now have seven mental health first aiders available to provide support across the growing Edinburgh team.

Head of Risk and Compliance, John Yorston, said: “Our employees’ mental health and wellbeing is a key priority for the business and the Covid pandemic brought this to the fore. How our team felt about work, themselves, and each other, became far more important especially as we spent more time working remotely. Achieving ISO 45003 is testament to our commitment to creating a safe place to work and prioritising the team’s psychological needs.”

Red Rock Power has now secured a total of five ISO certificates since it started its ‘best practice’ journey in Spring 2021.