This course is specifically designed for people who have responsibility (either directly or indirectly) for injured workers in their organisation.
It provides the participant with an introduction to the rights and obligations enshrined in the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 and its regulations for all parties involved in the workers’ compensation and injury management process.
Injury management in the workplace is a win-win philosophical concept which, if implemented and adhered to, can provide many benefits to the injured worker and their employer. For the employer, none more so than downward pressure on their workers’ compensation premium.
Participants will be required to provide evidence that they have understood the training and have applied it in their workplace. This requirement means that it’s not possible to complete all of the assessment requirements during the face-to-face training.
Participants will be given a two month timeframe after attending the course to complete the assessment.
On completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Understand the practical application of the legal requirements involved in the injury management process
- Understand the important issues of workplace culture, managing difficult workers’ compensation cases and data analysis and reporting
- Demonstrate the ability to develop a return to work plan in consultation with an injured worker
Once all activities have been completed and assessed, participants will be issued with a certificate of completion.