Fit for work and worker’s compensation

Risk Matters - Autumn 2023

South West WorkCare Forum | Wednesday 30 August, 2023

Tackling complex and sensitive issues in local government workforces

Local governments face a range of challenges when managing their people, avoiding injury and reducing workers’ compensation claims. Like many industries, the sector is managing an aging population and an increase in chronic issues such as obesity, heart disease, and mental illness.

Proactive management of employee’s fitness for work is more important than ever at all stages of the lifecycle – from interview to end of employment. Individuals and employers both need a clear understanding of the psychological and physical demands of a role to make sure that injuries (and claims) are avoided.

The past few years has seen a steep increase in the cost of workers’ compensation claims for the local government sector. Claims are becoming more severe and complex and it’s taking an average of 36 days for injured workers to return. Ultimately, on average, outcomes are worsening for both employees and local government employers.

Making a change for better

The South West WorkCare Forum has been developed using LGIS’ unique perspective to build capacity to proactively manage fitness for work issues.

Packed with speakers across a range of disciplines the forum will give you an understanding of:

  • What changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act mean for local government
  • Fit for work – keeping your people healthy and happy
  • People and culture, managing fitness for work
  • Leaning into difficult conversations, practical tips for people leaders
  • Case studies managing return to work
  • The importance of preventative health programs

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Event details

This event is a must for all local government leaders, HR, injury management and risk professionals and anyone wanting to improve their understanding of workers’ compensation.

Date: Wednesday 30 August, 2023

Time: 9:15 am to 5:00pm (morning tea, lunch and networking function)

Venue: Dolphin Discovery Centre, Koombana Drive Bunbury

Cost: Full Day (presentations and workshops) $190 (+GST and booking fee) per person

Bookings: Book online at the LGIS website under Resources>events at

For any queries please contact Patrika at [email protected]

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