Physical Health, Wellbeing and Fitness for Work

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The idea of being fit for work is not as simple as it sounds. It involves understanding the Inherent Requirements of the Job. This is the process of matching the injured worker to their duties, while they go through their rehabilitation. Understanding the Inherent Requirements of Jobs for key roles within an organisation underpins an employer’s ability to proactively and effectively manage their workforce, and reduce the risk of injury and workers’ compensation claims.

Many organisations fail to truly understand the specific functional requirements of a role which means that employees can be ill-suited or incapable of performing all of their job demands. This results in poor performance, staff turnover, likely injury, and the cost of workers’ compensation claims.

The Inherent Requirements of the Job (IROJ) represents the functional requirements of a role from a physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and environmental perspective. This allows employers to meet their legal obligations to monitor the health of their workers and implement strategies to support their workers when they know, or ought reasonably to have known, that workers can no longer meet the inherent requirements of their jobs.

Workshop Objectives & Key Outcomes

Workplace Risk is passionate about the strategic use of the Inherent Requirements of Job documentation throughout all aspects of employment. Our workshop demonstrate the benefits of effective IROJ documentation, provides an understanding of key legislation, and outlines practical frameworks for implementing the inherent requirements processes. In addition, our occupational therapists are trained to detect worker mobility requirements and ensuring a positive outcome for both employee and employer.

Real-life case studies are used to assist with learning and understanding. Attendees will gain exposure to the common health/ mobility injuries in the workplace and how IROJ can be applied to empower organisations. As part of our end-to-end programs, this workshop includes:

  • Workforce health pulse check
  • Health, wellbeing and fitness for work strategy and program development
  • Inherent requirements of job
  • Policy and procedure development for individual companies
  • The role of early intervention such as:
    • Employ the right people for the job by enhancing pre-employment practices
    • Reduce workers’ compensation premiums by creating effective and sustainable return to work pathways and strategically managing cases
    • Minimise the operational implications of injury management by efficiently returning workers to their pre-injury duties
    • Effectively balance workplace demands with the capacity and experience of workers