Psychological & Physical Assessments determine if workers have the psychological and physical capacity to meet the demands of their jobs. We support workers by acting on early warning signs of mental and physical illness or injury. This manages risk, reduces longer-term costs, and improves the culture and performance of organisations and the wellbeing of workers.
Employers have legal obligations to monitor the physical and mental health of their workers and implement strategies to support their workers when they know, or ought reasonably to have known, of the workers’ physical and mental health conditions. Through the use of Assessments of Capacity and other services, Workplace Risk enables employers to meet their obligations.
Employers can request Workplace Risk to conduct Assessments of Capacity for workers with WorkCover claims and/or workers showing early warning signs of physical and/or mental health conditions that do not have WorkCover claims.
The Workplace Risk approach to Assessments of Capacity includes:
Assessments of Capacity can be conducted within 24-48 hours of notification. This provides the worker fast support and the employer better control. Utilised with our advanced early intervention process, 90% of cases typically do not result in WorkCover claims resulting in savings in WorkCover premiums and offering better outcomes for workers.
The Workplace Risk approach to Assessments of Capacity has significant benefits for the worker. In addition to taking a preventative approach to protect workers, engaging in regular and meaningful work based routine is a positive factor in achieving the overall balance required for good mental health and to aid recovery from physical injury.
Supporting workers by acting on early warning signs improves culture, performance and wellbeing of workers and organisations. In addition, a proactive approach reduces long-term costs, meets legal obligations, and effectively manages risk.
Assessments of Capacity Workshop
Assessments of Capacity empower employers to take a proactive approach to understanding the capacity of their workers from a physical, psychological, and cognitive capacity – enabling employers to meet their obligations through the various stages of employment
Workplace Risks services and strategies, save our clients up to 50% on their WorkCover premiums in the first 1-2 years.
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