The current COVID-19 experience is causing significant challenge and shockwaves throughout Australian businesses. With daily changes to government directives and increasing social and working restrictions our everyday lives and working routines have been significantly impacted. In addition, the level of uncertainty and media coverage can create substantial anxiety and result in a sense of insecurity and instability on a business and people level.
Gallagher Workplace Risk are committed to providing businesses with the tools and support to manage their workplace risks; this is our core mission. You can count on us as a partner to work closely with you; providing technical guidance on preparing for and responding to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak.
Gallagher Workplace Risk has a team of specialist Health, Safety and Insurance professionals who are able to assist your business with the following:
Given the unprecedented circumstances businesses are experiencing, it is expected that there will be gaps in any organisations business continuity plans, safety processes and general risk management responses. Businesses who address these challenges proactively and predictively are best positioned to ride out the substantial impacts of COVID-19. Our highly experienced consultants are resourced and skilled to support all nature of immediate business needs
With employees working from home, eLearning modules are a fantastic way to translate important new information, maintain engagement and ensure time which may typically have been directed towards other work tasks remains productive and meaningful to the business. In addition to our extensive eLearning catalogue, we have developed the following specialised modules to address the current challenges experienced by employees:
Working from Home – A Guide to Working Well
Happier & Healthier – Maintaining Wellbeing
Nationally there are a variety of authorities and insurers in the Workers’ Compensation space who are all responding differently to COVID-19. Reach out to your Gallagher Workplace Risk consultant for advice regarding your specific policies.
For a comprehensive overview of how your insurance products may respond please see; https://blog.ajg.com.au/business-risks-and-insurance-in-the-face-of-coronavirus?
With clear directives regarding social distancing and an increase in work from home arrangements, community safety responses pose new risks to businesses who have employees working in very different ways. Our highly experienced and qualified Occupational Therapists and Safety professionals are able to provide telehealth services which manage the new risks presented to your workforce. These 30 minute consultations include:
Providing Personal Accident & Illness insurances to your employees in the event of an injury or illness sustained outside of the workplace. If one of your employees was struck down with an illness and could no longer work, how would they continue to pay their bills once their sick leave was exhausted? Providing employees with a Group Personal Accident & Illness policy will allow them to have weekly benefits and other ancillary benefits paid. If you are not in a position to fund this, consider offering your employees an Individual Personal Accident & Illness policy. We also recommend that you review your current Corporate Travel policy to ensure that it meets your needs.