For Employers

Nabenet offers a range of high quality training and consulting services to help enhance the wellbeing and health of your workplace.

“One of my employees was injured at work today. How can I help them back to work?”

As an employer, losing a worker due to injury can be a challenging situation. Without assistance, it can be difficult to know how best to get them back to work. Nabenet provides Return to Work services to assist and support you and your staff in these situations.

Whether you’re a business owner, manager or supervisor, we can educate and equip you with the right skills and knowledge to ensure that your injured worker returns to work smoothly and safely, with little impact on your resources.

Alternatively, if you are employing a worker who has recovered from an injury in a previous workplace, Nabenet can help you access financial incentives through the WorkSafe Incentive Scheme for Employers (WISE).

Ultimately, we aim to meet the needs of all parties involved in the return to work process, while striving to ensure that injuries are prevented from occurring at work in the first place.

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Why Choose Nabenet?

  • Devoted to exemplary workplace safety and quality customer service
  • Highly trained occupational health specialists
  • Active with WorkSafe and ReturnToWorkSA
  • Leaders in offering a range of holistic occupational rehabilitation services and injury prevention services.

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Training and Consulting Services

Nabenet offers high quality training and consulting services to help enhance the wellbeing, health and safety of your workplace.

With the expertise of our doctors and allied health professionals, including physiotherapists, psychologists, occupational therapists and exercise physiologists, we offer the following specialised workplace training packages:

Click on each service below to find out more details.

Health Consulting Services

Nabenet Health offer a range of consultations and assessments for workers in Victorian workplaces, including workplace health checks and a variety of education and interventions sessions. For more information, see Nabenet Health.

Ergonomic Assessments

Conducted by a Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or Exercise Physiologist, ergonomic assessments ensure that employees’ workstations are ergonomically appropriate. This assessment ensures optimal work practice, improves productivity and minimises the risk of injury.

The Ergonomic Assessment involves assessing the worker’s posture or injury, understanding the demands of their role, and provides recommendations on ergonomic aids and self-management techniques.

Brief assessments can also be completed for employees who are not currently reporting discomfort but wish to minimise their risk of injury.

Manual Handling Training

Nabenet conducts manual handling training sessions for employees, to provide guidance on:

  • What constitutes proper manual handling, the physics and biomechanics of lifting
  • The most common injuries associated with poor manual handling (muscle strain, joint injury, disc injury)
  • The biomechanical causes of these injuries
  • Anatomy of the cervical and lumbar spine and associated soft tissue structures
  • Self assessment of strength and flexibility
  • How to prevent injuries
  • Exercises that improve correct strengthening pattern around the spine
  • General exercise and healthy living (stretching and strengthening)
  • Practice of these exercises and stretches.

Nabenet provides customised workplace manual handling solutions ensuring that the training is applicable not only to the individual worker’s role but to the organisation as a whole.

Return to Work Toolkit

The Return to Work Management Toolkit includes:

  • A specific information pack for your injured employees
  • A toolkit for your supervisors and managers, and
  • A toolkit for the designated RTW Coordinator with the key purpose of implementing sound injury management processes and providing additional support to you and your injured employees.

Private Consulting Services

In addition to providing return to work and vocational services, Nabenet provides a range of private employer and workplace services including:

  • Private Worksite Assessments at an employer’s site, including an assessment of duties and measurement of forces/demands required in a particular role
  • Return to work assistance: including weekly / fortnightly contact with all parties (via phone / email as requested by the referrer), workplace meetings where required, development of return to work plans, liaison with medical practitioners and regular reporting
  • Workstation Assessments including assessment of ergonomic setup and recommendations regarding provision of equipment.
  • Vocational Assessment and Labour Market Analysis: including interview of the injured individual to assess previous education, training, experience and transferable skills, completion of labour market analysis and identification of “real” jobs, liaison with the pre-injury employer throughout this process and the completion of a comprehensive report.
  • Vocational Counselling and Job Seeking Assistance: four to six face-to-face meetings over an eight-week period. Activities during these counselling sessions include:
    • Identification of suitable employment options and investigation of current labour market
    • Review of applications and current resume, and the provision of advice regarding appropriate modifications
    • Sourcing potential positions
    • Interview discussion and mock interviews to explore strengths and weaknesses
    • Marketing and networking with potential employers
    • Research into suitable employers and organisations for new positions

Task Analysis

Nabenet can analyse the tasks conducted throughout your workplace, which can be used for risk assessment, pre-employment medical screenings, and to help your injured employees return to work.

Job Dictionary

Nabenet’s health professionals can help create a detailed job library to reference individual workplace roles, descriptions of each physical job demand, and pictures of tasks associated with each role.

The job library can also be further developed by Nabenet to create a suitable duties register. This register identifies alternate and modified duties that are associated with each role that employers can draw upon during an injured worker’s return to work process. The register can also assist in explaining return to work roles with treating health practitioners.

Supervisor Training

Workplace supervisors play an integral role in the return to work process. Actions taken by a supervisor from the moment a workplace injury occurs can have a lasting impact on the recovery of an injured worker. To help achieve the best possible outcomes, Nabenet offers supervisor training, covering the following areas:

  • What to do following an injury (frequently asked questions)
  • The supervisor and manager role, highlighting areas of responsibility under Worker’s Compensation legislation
  • 0-10 day checklist for supervisors so they understand how to best make and maintain contact with an injured individual
  • Examples of return to work proposals
  • A return to work proposal checklist that aligns with legislative updates
  • Explanation of weekly payment entitlements, and potential financial impacts
  • The role of occupational rehabilitation providers
  • Ensuring return to work information is available to the employee
  • A return to work ‘monitoring’ form to ensure that the process runs smoothly

Activities of Daily Living Assessment

Completed by an Occupational Therapist, an Activity of Daily Living (ADL) Assessment assesses an injured worker’s ability to undertake common household and personal care tasks following their injury.

The assessment may recommend strategies or external services to aid the injured worker in their domestic setting.

Comcare

Nabenet is a registered rehabilitation provider under Comcare Legislation governed by the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act (1988).

We employ professionals with allied health backgrounds, including Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists.

Nabenet liaises with all parties, including the rehabilitation manager, treating health practitioners and the injured worker, to facilitate outstanding outcomes under the Comcare framework.

Life Insurance

Nabenet’s allied health professionals provide assessment and rehabilitation services to a number of life insurance companies. Our consultants are highly experienced practitioners with strong backgrounds in return to work services.

Common Law

Nabenet provides specialised vocational assessments for a number of WorkSafe legal panel firms. Each assessment and report is completed by a Psychologist and Occupational Therapist, to ensure its robustness in common law court proceedings. Our consultants are highly skilled clinical practitioners with strong backgrounds in occupational rehabilitation.

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