6 January 2020 posted by Recovery Partners

A workplace rehabilitation provider offers specialised services to injured workers to aid their recovery and return to work. The physical, psychological, social, environmental and organisational risk factors which may impact a worker’s ability to return to work successfully are determined and appropriate measures implemented.

Role of a workplace rehabilitation provider

The roles of an accredited workplace rehabilitation provider include the following;

1. Workplace rehabilitation assessment

This is the initial assessment of a workplace and it involves developing suitable duties programs with regard to employee wellbeing.

2. Assessment of the functional capacity of staff members

The employees’ abilities in relation to the current duties and job demands are evaluated. The rehabilitation provider then designs and implements the appropriate framework to enhance the workers’ capacity.

3. Job analysis

This involves identifying suitable duties for injured or recovering staff members and making recommendations to both the employer and the employee.

4. Workplace modification

Providers issue recommendations to eradicate any barriers or risks that may slow a worker’s recovery and return to work.  This can involve a change of equipment or any other workplace modifications.

5. Rehabilitation counselling

Rehabilitation consultants initiate early communication to offer support and advice to affected employees. It also incorporates educating the management on their roles and responsibilities in the process.

6. Vocational assessment

An assessment is conducted to provide an objective evaluation of alternative duties for employees who, due to injuries or medical conditions, can no longer work in their prior roles or industries.

7. Advice or assistance in job seeking

Affected employees are aided in identifying suitable employment options within the labour market. The providers facilitate one-on-one training to equip such employees with relevant job-seeking skills.


More resources:

What to expect from your rehabilitation provider

Workplace Rehabilitation Providers

Occupational Rehabilitation Provider Return to Work Roles

WA Workplace Rehabilitation Providers


At Recovery Partners, our team of experts is well-equipped to ensure that your company’s workplace rehabilitation procedures are up to date and in compliance with industry best practices.

Our services are available nationwide. For more information about our services contact us.

Our consultants love to have a chat, so go ahead and give us a call on 1300 OHS RTW (647 789) or email enquiries@rrp.com.au

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Disclaimer – these articles are provided to supply general safety information to people responsible for OHS in their organisation. They are general in nature and do not substitute for legal and/or professional advice. We always suggest that organisations obtain information specific to their needs. Additional information can be found at https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/