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Resources to identify suitable duties

Having suitable duties available is important to support an injured worker's return to work. An injured worker may need to begin with alternative duties and include more tasks as their capacity for work changes. WorkCover works with all parties, including the treating medical provider, employer, allied health provider and worker to ensure everyone is aware of where the worker is with their rehabilitation and stay at, or return to work.

The below list offers some job task analyses for particular roles to help facilitate and develop a suitable duties plan for injured workers.

The return to work checklists and plans can be given to the worker's treating medical practitioner to help them identify opportunities for their patient to return to work safely.

Job Job task analysis Physical demand photos Return to work checklist
Administration officer – Professional services Job task analysis Return to work checklist
Administration staff – Education sector   Return to work checklist
Assistant in nursing Job task analysis  
Banana humper   Return to work checklist
Bank teller   Return to work checklist
Boilermaker   Return to work checklist
Bricklayer Job task analysisPhysical demand photos 
Bricklayer's labourer Job task analysisPhysical demand photos 
Builder's labourer Job task analysisPhysical demand photos 
Butcher and butcher's assistant Job task analysis  Physical demands  Return to work checklist
Cabinet maker Job task analysisPhysical demand photos 
Call / contact centre operator or Customer service officer   Return to work checklist
Care worker – Community sector Job task analysis  
Care worker – Residential sector Job task analysis  
Carpenter Job task analysisPhysical demand photos 
Chef   Return to work checklist
Childcare worker Job task analysis Return to work checklist
Cleaner – Education sector   Return to work checklist
Cleaner – Hospital Job task analysis Return to work checklist
Cleaner / housekeeper – Hospitality   Return to work checklist
Concreter Job task analysisPhysical demand photos 
Delivery driver / courier Job task analysis Return to work checklist
Demolition worker Job task analysisPhysical demand photos 
Diesel fitter Job task analysis  
Electrician Job task analysis  
Farm hand   Return to work checklist
Forklift operator   Return to work checklist
Grocery retail worker   Return to work checklist
Grocery store worker – dairy Job task analysis  Physical demands   
Grocery store worker – delicatessen Job task analysis  Physical demands   
Grocery store worker – delivery driver Job task analysis    
Grocery store worker – front counter Job task analysis  Physical demands   
Grocery store worker – general Job task analysis  Physical demands   
Hairdresser Job task analysis  
Hardware – retail, customer service and administration officer Job task analysis    
Janitor / Groundsperson – Education sector   Return to work checklist
Machine operator – processor   Return to work checklist
Mechanic Job task analysis    
Medical record administrator Job task analysis  
Music teacher   Return to work checklist
Musterer   Return to work checklist
Nursing – enrolled nurse Job task analysis Return to work checklist
Nursing – registered nurse Job task analysis Return to work checklist
Operational services – hospital   Return to work checklist
Orderly   Return to work checklist
Performers   Return to work checklist
Picker / packer   Return to work checklist
Plant operator Job task analysisPhysical demand photos 
Plasterer Job task analysisPhysical demand photos 
Plumber Job task analysis  
Real estate agent   Return to work checklist
Retail clothing store worker Job task analysis    
Retail team member   Return to work checklist
Rigger Job task analysisPhysical demand photos 
Sales representative   Return to work checklist
Scaffolder Job task analysisPhysical demand photos 
Seafood process worker   Return to work checklist
Seismic testing line crew Job task analysisPhysical demand photos 
Site labourer Job task analysisPhysical demand photos 
Stable hand   Return to work checklist
Steel fixer Job task analysisPhysical demand photos 
Store manager   Return to work checklist
Storeperson – pharmacy Job task analysis    
Teacher   Return to work checklist
Teacher aide   Return to work checklist
Tiler Job task analysisPhysical demand photos 
Truck driver   Return to work checklist
Wait staff   Return to work checklist
Warehouse storeperson Return to work checklist
Last updated
10 January 2019

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