The role of a return to work provider is to assess the clients work situation, and in context with the nature of their injury, specialist requirements, workplace health and safety requirements and medical certification is to establish a return to work pathway that ensures a safe and sustainable return to work for the client.
What does the assessor do?
To carry out a workplace assessment the assessor will:
- Analyse the demands of the job
- Assess the work environment, including the equipment and tools used.
- Help identify potential suitable duties
- Recommend modifications or equipment to help with ongoing injury-related needs
- Assess the injury to decide if what other support is required for the employee to return to work
- Suggest a timeframe for returning to work
- Identify barriers to return to work and make recommendations on how to address these.
To help gather this information, the assessor will meet with the employer and employee.
When is a workplace assessment done?
A workplace assessment may be needed if any of the following apply:
- You or ACC need help to decide if your employee can return to pre-injury duties
- You or your employee need help to identify suitable duties
- Anyone has safety concerns about the employee returning to work.
Please email email@example.com to discuss your workplace requirements.