OUR SERVICES | Stay at Work
The primary goal for someone who has sustained an injury in the workplace is to remain at work in their current position. The following assessments can assist both the employer, worker and insurer to achieve this goal.
The typical components of a task analysis are:
- identification of the critical physical demands of the worker’s normal tasks or possible alternative duties
- matching of the worker’s capacity to the available duties
- modifying the tasks
- modifying the way tasks are done
- providing aids or equipment
- development of graduated return to work program for the worker, if indicated by the findings of the Task Analysis
Following the assessment, the therapist will provide a report summarising the findings and recommendations of the service.
Risk Assessment / Injury Prevention
By assessing the work environment and offering the appropriate training, an employer can minimise the risk of injury to employees. Through workplace assessments we can identify possible risk factors, make recommendations of strategies to correct them and monitor the implementation process. We offer a range of assessments and strategies for this, they include:
- Ergonomic Assessments
- Risk Assessments
- Task Analysis
- Manual handling policies/ procedures/ training
- Health and Wellbeing programs
Employer Needs Assessment
With the recent changes in legislation in NSW Workers Compensation under icare, Employers are becoming more and more proactive in their approach to injury management and prevention. Work Rehab has developed a set of questions that we can provide to an Employer which will help set the baseline for future needs in their business. For an obligation free assessment, call us today so we can come to you and help set on the course to a healthy and proactive workplace.
Ergonomic & Human Factor Assessments
Ergonomics looks at the workspace and its design as well as the environment in which we work. An Ergonomic assessment will evaluate the workstation and identify changes that need to be made in order to minimise the risk of injury and minimise discomfort. A safe and comfortable work station is critical to prevent aches, stiffness, headaches and injury and will also ensure good working posture. An assessment will look at:
- Set up of the work station / area
- Ease of movement around work station / area
- Heights and angles of equipment
- Lighting / glare
- Working posture
Assessments are done individually and will outline the importance of stretching and breaks. Many injuries can be prevented by fixing, adjusting, modifying or rearranging existing furniture. A comfortable workspace will aid in reducing injury and maximising productivity.
Workplace Wellness Programs
The health and wellbeing of employees is important. An unwell or injured worker is not going to perform to their optimal capacity. By increasing awareness of issues and providing employees with the necessary tools to address issues employers can expect increased employee satisfaction. This of course will impact on the amount of sick leave, and workplace claims. Ways to aid the health and wellbeing of employees can be to offer:
- In house training seminars
- Addressing psychological issues at work
- Workplace wellness workshops
- Health and wellbeing programs