Getting employees back to work
Although injury prevention is our primary goal, Work Healthy Australia also provides assistance when injuries occur so employees can heal and return to work faster. Rather than requiring workers to take time off work to visit a provider, we bring care directly to them. Our on-site musculoskeletal specialists work on site at your facility to make treatment more convenient, increasing the likelihood that employees will seek out care, recover fully, and get back to work quickly.
On-Site Injury Treatment
Our specifically trained and APHRA-registered practitioners (who are all employees of Work Healthy Australia) visit your facility weekly to treat workers for a set number of hours. Treatments typically last 15 minutes, and the average injury is resolved in four treatments. Our team also keep you updated by meeting with you when we’re on site, providing access to our comprehensive reporting system for case updates and workforce health analytics, and providing you with a dedicated, on-call health manager.
On-site injury care helps your organisation:
- Heal employee injuries faster, while keeping them on active duties
- Save time by eliminating the need to go off site for care visits
- Get employees back to work quickly, often in four treatments or less
- Improve your understanding of the health and wellbeing of individual employees and your overall workforce
At least 60% of visits to the GP are related to stress, yet many patients don’t receive adequate stress management help. Using the globally recognised and research-backed HeartMath® program, Work Healthy Australia addresses this need and boosts workforce productivity by giving your employees the tools to manage their emotional wellbeing just as closely as they do their physical health, and improve their resilience in stressful situations.
By using HeartMath® systems, employees will:
- Experience improved performance
- Know how to stay calm and clear during stressful moments
- Increase their vitality and energy
Fit-for-task screenings help assess whether employees are safe to carry out particular roles. Work Healthy Australia’s analysis incorporates functional and role-specific testing, orthopaedic testing, neurological testing, and lifestyle questions to evaluate the whole person, not just their physical capabilities. These assessments are particularly valuable when an employee has been injured (at work or outside of work) or at periodic times as part of your duty of care and risk management process.
- Demonstrate a duty of care and validate the accuracy of a General Practitioner’s opinion
- Gain an independent assessment of potential risks of each job
- Help you manage an aging workforce
Manual Handling Training
As part of the risk assessment process, Work Healthy Australia documents appropriate manual handling procedures, which your team can use to update the standard operating procedures for any role. Then, we can either take new employees through a short, specific manual handling class for their task or train your trainers on how to deliver the information. Task-specific manual handling training is also available as a customised, on-site program.
Both forms of manual handling training help:
- Encourage people to adopt best practices
- Increase employee confidence and competence in carrying out their role
- Prevent workplace injuries
Health and Wellbeing Resources
Work Healthy Australia’s preventative approach to injury management includes a range of training programs to boost overall employee health and wellbeing. Seminars cover topics like quitting smoking, maintaining cardiovascular health, boosting emotional health, getting better sleep, diabetes prevention, exercise, and weight management.
With the help of these resources, your workforce will:
- Increase their knowledge and awareness of their personal health
- Improve their physical and emotional health and wellness
- Have the information and tools to prevent injuries in the future
During a risk assessment, our team of workplace injury experts spend time on site at your facility to observe activities employees complete as they carry out their role. Then, we create a comprehensive report that describes the frequency, duration, and manual requirements of all tasks; details about the potential risk involved in each task; a hazard rating; and an action plan with recommendations for next steps.
With this information in hand, your organisation can:
- Gain more visibility into the true requirements and risks of each position
- Reduce emotional and physical strain that leads to injuries
- Minimise injuries and claims
Managing tasks and managing people are two very different responsibilities. As workers move up into supervisor roles, it’s crucial to equip them with the knowledge and tools needed to properly manage their team. Frontline managers play a key role in helping prevent workplace injuries and handling them appropriately if they occur.
With our supervisor training, managers learn about a range of issues, including how to:
- Understand the nature of chronic pain
- Use appropriate language and respond to people who report pain or discomfort
- Support injured employees emotionally and physically to keep them safe and get them back to work as soon as possible
Core Strength and Work Hardening Programs
Our core strength and hardening programs provide workers with task-specific physical strengthening programs to build their resiliency and avoid injuries. These programs can be individualised or done as group activities, and they’re especially helpful for staff who are changing roles, new to a role, or just want to maintain their physical wellbeing and capacity.
Completing these training programs equips your team with the ability to:
- Increase strength and resilience
- Maintain physical health and wellness
- Reduce the likelihood of injuries