Return to Work Guidelines – a quick reminder
Return to Work Guidelines
The Guidelines for workplace return to work (RTW) programs were updated on 31st May 2017.
All RTW programs must comply with the new guidelines as of 31st May 2019. How are you going with your program?
Does it cover all the requirements?
What category do you belong?
Category 1 employers meet one of the following criteria. They:
- have a basic tariff premium over $50,000 a year
- are self-insured
- are insured by a specialised insurer and have over 20 employees.
Category 2 employer is any employer who is not a category one employer. Category two employers can meet their obligations by adopting or customising the SIRA standard return to work program or developing their own RTW program based on this.
FYI please refer to the SIRA fact sheet https://www.sira.nsw.gov.au/resources-library/workers-compensation-resources/publications/help-with-getting-people-back-to-work/Return-to-work-programs_fact-sheet-for-employers-1.pdf
If you need any assistance please contact Safety Services Australia on +61 2 96345912