The Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) has tightened legislative requirements relating to Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinators (RRTWC). This includes a requirement to provide RRTWC details to the insurer, and to ensure that they can adequately demonstrate that the RRTWC is appropriately qualified. These changes take effect from 1 July 2020.
Why is it important to effectively manage the rehabilitation and return to work process?
In Queensland, a Worker’s Compensation claim is accepted every 5 minutes. Work injuries cost QLD employers around $1.32 billion annually. Injuries affect the injured worker, his/her family and friends, co-workers, workflow and productivity. Assisting a worker to return to pre-injury status early has been shown to minimise the impact of workplace injury.
What can you do as an employer?
Enrolling your RRTWC in our nationally accredited course demonstrates that your RRTWC is appropriately qualified.
The next training dates at our Cleveland campus are:
15 to 17 April 2020
20-22 May 2020
15-17 July 2020
Email or call our office to talk to Jo, Andrew or Anna for bookings or advice firstname.lastname@example.org or (07) 3286 7665.