During the months of March and April SeaRoad nominated employees from Logistics, Shipping and Holdings to participate and become qualified Return to Work co-ordinators in the relevant businesses. These are Natasha Richardson, (Holdings Devonport), Kristie Grant, (Logistics Webb Dock), Lisa Hilton-Cronin, (Shipping Webb Dock), Margaret Montgomery (Logistics Devonport), Darren Howells (Logistics Hobart), Claire Cassidy, (Logistics Launceston) and David Read, (Shipping Devonport).
Conducted by our agent QBE Insurance all participants are now armed with the skills and knowledge to help manage and support return to work outcomes for injured workers.
Their role is to help the injured workers stay at work or get back to work safely and sustainably, and where possible, in their pre-injury duties. They are also the key person for getting everyone in the workplace involved in the return to work process.
A further training course on Workers Compensation was conducted by Work Options (Injury Management Specialists) in March and May to compliment the return to work training and also to provide fellow supervisors with an insight of the workers compensation process, legislation and promoting a positive workplace culture. Doreen Linehan, National Services Manager from Work Options conducted the training and received positive feedback from both sessions. Doreen said “It was great to see a cross section of staff involved in the training and this will work well to support injured employees back to work in a safe and efficient manner. This will also support best practice, in which the best place for an injured worker to rehabilitate is in the workplace”.
“the best place for an injured worker to rehabilitate is in the workplace”