SafeSelect is the market leader in psychological risk assessment. With more than 30 years of experience and leading practice in psychometric assessment, we provide clients with objective data to reduce the risk of employing problem performers. We work with industries including public safety, corrections, police, social work, ambulance, disability, aged care health services, manufacturing and more.

Our assessments are specifically designed for high-risk work environments, where ensuring the safety of individual staff, team members, clients and the community is always the highest priority. High risk work environments are those where there is the potential for heightened emotions, threats of violence or harm, or the responsibilities of working with vulnerable people.


SafeSelect’s assessments measure a range of traits for each job applicant, including:


  • cognitive ability
  • personality and behavioural dimensions

Taken together, these data sets provide an overall psychological risk assessment for each individual applicant.


Workplace Violence Risk Assessment

Data from our assessments (see content covering The Risk Prediction Index) can be used to measure an individual’s level of risk for engaging in violent behaviour at work. This assessment technique is used when an employee has already acted violently in the workplace, and the organisation is seeking to determine the likelihood of future violent behaviour.


SafeSelect assesses the individual’s cognitive ability, personality, psychological vulnerabilities and behavioural tendencies to provide an indication of their level of psychological risk and potential for future violence.


These results are used in conjunction with a structured interview, and information provided from the referring manager, to provide the organisation with an indication of potential future risk.

To speak with the SafeSelect team call 1300 687 327 or email

Selection and Recruitment 

Our assessments empower organisations to make more informed decisions about recruitment. Traditionally, employers learn about a candidate's previous performance through the application process: reading resumes, conducting interviews and completing reference checks. All of this information helps to paint a picture of the candidate's previous job performance.


SafeSelect’s approach is different: we measure a candidate's potential and our assessments provide your organisation with insights into how they are likely to perform in the future. We assess each candidate’s:


  • cognitive ability
  • personality characteristics
  • psychological vulnerabilities
  • behaviours and beliefs


This holistic approach to candidate assessment provides your organisation with an indication of the candidate’s suitability for the role, and an opportunity to identify potential psychological risks the candidate presents.

SafeSelect clients have found that assessing a candidate’s psychological risk with our specialised tools provides a number of benefits:


  • Reduced staff psychological injury and harm
  • Reduced employee turnover
  • Fewer workers’ compensation claims
  • Reduced sick leave in an employee’s first year of employment
  • Fewer complaints relating to new staff
  • Enhanced employee performance



Our services were delivered across the following industries:


  • Ambulance
  • Child Protection
  • Corrections
  • Firefighting
  • Health and Allied Services
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Police
  • Police Security
  • Probation and parole
  • Public Utility
  • Sheriff