Workfit can conduct a comprehensive assessment of the workplace to establish the inherent work requirements of specified jobs. This will include;
• Physical requirements
• work organisation
• work rate
In Home Assessment
Provision of services in the home care sector for frail older people or people with a disability/illness has some unique issues and a high injury rate, largely for musculoskeletal injuries which are preventable. When working in private homes, the home is considered a workplace while the worker is undertaking work there.
Workfit provides a comprehensive service involving a holistic approach, incorporating the needs of the client, safety of the care worker, a safe work environment and consultation with all participants. Ergonomic assessments of equipment can also be undertaken to ensure they are suitable for use by care workers.
Workfit have experienced Occupational Therapists with the skills and experience to conduct risk assessments and develop care plans to support both the care worker and the client. This may cover:
• Client’s needs, including advice on equipment or work methods that enable the client to be more independent. This also incorporates adaption to the individual circumstances of the client.
• Detailed assessment of particular work activities e.g, bathing client, use of hoists and other equipment, including that the environment has suitable space and layout to reduce any risks
• Assessment of the demands on the care worker
• Training care workers in safely performing complex client specific tasks, e.g., use of hoists, and writing up safe work methods for the task.
At workplace Assessment
Workplace assessments covers:
• Work related injury
• Personal Injury
• Illness - (includes conditions such as heart attack, stroke, mental health)
Review and Plan
• Our experienced Injury Management Assessor will assist you in returning an injured worker back to work.
• We will arrange a work site visit this will be conducted by by our Injury Management Assessor to identify those duties that can be safely performed by the injured worker.
• Development of a graduated work program that assists injured workers improve their functional capacity with the goal of the worker returning to their pre-injury duties.
• Provide a comprehensive report detailing the work site assessment, the workers current functonal capacity, the duties available and those that are safe for the worker to perform.
Workfit assessor will monitor and guide the injured employee and employer through the process by:
• Weekly monitoring phone call with injured worker.
• Weekly phone call to you the employer.
• Phone call to any other treating allied health and/or medical professional to receive an update on the workers injury status and treatment they are receiving (if required).
Injury Asessment - Fit For Work.
Fit to work is an assessment done when an employer wishes to be sure an employee can safely do a specific job or task. The purpose is to determine if the employee can perform the job or task under the working conditions. Fit to work refers to the process assuring that an employee can complete a task safely without presenting a risk to themselves, their colleagues, the company, or a third party.
This would combine a Work Place Assessment and a Work Capacity Assessment.
The basic principles of the fitness for work evaluation process should be considered:
• The program is based on risk assessment.
• The program aims to match the health and capacity requirements for the position.
• All work capacity assessments should related to the assessment of the task.
• Assessments should produce consistent and repeatable results.
• Assessments should consider and apply equally on all personnel required to do the work.
• Assessments are legal in the applicable State.
• All assessments are safe.