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.
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: