Guidelines for Standard for Rehabilitation
What are the Guidelines for Standard for Rehabilitation?
Employers are required to assist and provide rehabilitation to a worker who has sustained a work-related injury to the standard prescribed in the Guidelines for Standard for Rehabilitation (the Guidelines).
The Guidelines are a document developed under legislation to help employers understand their important role in helping a worker return to their normal job.
The Guidelines are developed by the Workers’ Compensation Regulator. They outline the standard for all employers to follow across the workers’ compensation scheme.
What is included?
The Guidelines explain seven key principles that employers can take to assist workers to successfully return to work.
These principles include:
Principle 1: Employer commitment
Principle 2: Providing workers with opportunities to recover at work
Principle 3: Actions detailed in rehabilitation and return to work plans
Principle 4: Role of the supervisor
Principle 5: Early employer contact with the injured worker
Principle 6: Appointment of a Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinator
Principle 7: Communication with the worker’s treating doctor
- Last updated
- 14 June 2019