Businesses spend over $2 billion per year on Victorian WorkCover premiums, however proactive promotion of your workforce’s health and safety can help trim that bottom line and positively impact staff satisfaction. In-House OT can help you:
- Meet your obligation to identify, assess and control workplace hazards
- Take control of your WorkCover premiums and claims cost
- Identify your risk 'hotspots'
In-House OT spends time getting to know what you do in your workplace to develop a customised assessment and training program to empower your workforce to be responsible for their own health and safety.
Based on ergonomic principles, In-House OT looks at both workplace and job design to minimise the risk of injury and maximise your workforce productivity.
Manual Handling Training
Manual Handling includes lifting, moving, pushing, pulling, carrying, holding or restraining an object. Poor manual handling practice is one of the most common causes of injury in the workplace and can be disabling and costly.
In-House OT provides on-site training focusing on key topics of manual handling risks, correct manual handling techniques, use of mechanical aides and equipment, and manual handling problem solving tailored to you.
OH&S / Risk Assessment
In-House OT attends onsite to complete Task Analysis in order to gain an understanding of how your workforce undertakes their specific duties. We use this information to identify potential hazards, their associated level of risk and to provide cost-effective practical solutions to mitigate the risk of injury.
In-House OT offers a premium service, with the ability to develop a Job Dictionary to identify specific tasks and their physical demands. In the event of an injury, the job dictionary can assist key stakeholders to understand the employee's job and identify suitable duties that can be performed safely to assist in reduced absenteeism and better return-to-work outcomes.
Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
Referral for a FCE can help you gain a better understanding of your workforce's ability to undertake their designated role. This includes a series of standardised sub-tests to determine your workforce's physical abilities to meet their occupational requirements.
A FCE can be used as a screening tool to assist in identifying potential risk of injury for recently recruited staff, and aid in assessing capacity or readiness for return-to-work for injured workers.