It is a requirement of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 to have an injury management system in place for the management of work related injury or disease.
A sound injury management system provides the basis for effective workplace intervention to facilitate a safe and timely return to work.
This Injury Mangement System template provides a basic outline of requirements for agencies developing an injury management system. The template will need to be tailored to each agency’s individual requirements.
Contact your RiskCover Injury Services Coordinator for further information or if you have any queries regarding your agency’s Injury Management System or policy documentation.
The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 requires employers to develop and implement return to work programmes in the following circumstances:
In the case of permanent new duties RiskCover recommends a minimum 4 week documented return to work programme to ensure capacity to undertake duties on a permanent basis.
The template above meets the requirements for documentation of a return to work programme as outlined in the legislation. This will need to be tailored to meet your agency’s individual requirements. Contact your RiskCover Injury Services Coordinator for further information.