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.
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:
Mental health issues are increasingly prevalent throughout organisations; 1 in 5 Australians are
diagnosed with a mental health condition every year (such as depression, anxiety and substance use).
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 www.lgiswa.com.au
For any queries please contact Patrika at [email protected]
It was April 2022 when the LGIS injury prevention team visited Craigie Leisure Centre (CLC) to review the Kindy Gym program.