Important Tips For Employee Return To Work Consultations

If you’ve got an employee who’s been in an accident at the workplace and has left work for a while to recover, then you may need to know a number of important things about the return to work process. You need to do consultations with a number of people to ensure that your worker can be re-integrated to the work environment effectively.


Here are the people you must consult with:

  • Your worker and possibly, the individual who is chosen by the worker to represent and support them.
  • Your worker’s health practitioner, who is subject to the consent of your worker.
  • An occupational rehabilitation provider.


For consulting, you will need to be able to do the following things:

  • The sharing about information concerning the employee’s return.
  • The provision of a reasonable opportunity for the individual who is being consulted, to be able to consider and express their views.
  • The genuine consideration of those returning workers’ views.


You need to ensure that you take all the appropriate measures needed to do the consultations for your employees to return to work. Here are the things that usually occurs when you are consulting with your worker:

  • You would be obtaining information concerning your employee’s work capacity.
  • You would be considering reasonable workplace support, modifications or aids, which will make it easier for your worker’s capacity for work.
  • You would be assessing and proposing a number of options for suitable or pre-injury employment.
  • You would be monitoring your employee’s return to make sure that your work arrangements, which are most appropriate and will progress over time. You should compare it with your worker’s capacity for work as well.
  • You would be considering new information which arise or changed circumstances.


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