We understand you can also experience some adverse effects like decreased productivity, low morale and financial impacts upon your premiums. Helping your worker to recover at work may reduce some of the financial impacts on your business as a pro-active approach enables you to:
- maintain the skills and knowledge of an experienced worker
- reduce the cost of training a replacement worker
- maintain good employer-employee relationships
- demonstrate to all workers, that they are valued employees
- reduce the length of time your employees are away from work
- avoid the cost of hiring new staff.
Our aim is to help injured and ill workers to return to sustainable employment in a safe, durable manner and to minimise the effects on co-workers and employers, we remain committed to;
- Understanding your business and workplace environment
- Delivering solutions that increase workforce performance while keeping your most valuable asset safe.
Our staff can assist you and your injured and ill worker by;Our staff can assist you and your injured and ill worker by;
- Identifying duties in your workplace that will accommodate your worker’s current capacity, assessing your worker as they perform a range of duties and determining their capacity to perform the duties safely
- Discussing the assessment findings with you, the doctor and the worker with the view to developing an appropriate recover at work plan.
- Discuss with and arrange a work trial with a host employer for the worker to recover at work while performing duties suited to their current capacity, if you cannot provide suitable duties within your workplace. Duties can be upgraded over a period of time (no longer than 12 weeks) until the worker reaches the required capacity to return to your business.
- Conducting regular worksite reviews with you and your worker
If you are within NSW jurisdiction -Workers Compensation, you may be eligible to access The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) funds from a number of programs to help you support your workers to recover at or return to work or where necessary, obtain a new job.
The programs address barriers and risks to recovery at work such as:
- a lack of suitable work options that match your worker’s current capacity
- the need for workplace modifications or equipment
- the need for additional training and/or skill development
Iandmi will be able to provide you with information about available programs to assist your workers get back to work.