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Risk Matters - Autumn 2023

Getting back to work – Injury management workshop 2023

Join the LGIS injury management team for a comprehensive, oneday workshop on the employers’ role in getting injured workers back to work following a workers’ compensation claim.

On average it takes 45-60 days for an injured worker to return following an injury. We know that the longer a worker is away from work, the more likely their claim will develop complications or they may leave entirely.

Local government employers play a vital role in the return to work and injury management process. An engaged employer supports a worker’s return, affirming the individual’s value and the contribution they make.

The workshop includes:

  • Introduction to workers’ compensation.
  • What is injury management?
  • LGIS’ role in managing a claim and getting a claimant back to work.
  • The role of injury prevention and health and wellbeing services.
  • The psychology of a claim.
  • Understanding your role in a worker’s journey to recovery.
  • How to talk to people in your organisation about workers’ compensation.
  • How to develop and manage a return to work program.

Location, date and time:

Booking details available on the LGIS website under Events section and on our LinkedIn page.

  • Geraldton: Thurs 20 July at 9 am – 4 pm
  • Perth: Wed 16 August at 9 am – 4 pm
  • Bunbury: Wed 13 Sept at 9 am – 4 pm
  • Albany: Wed 18 Oct at 9 am – 4 pm

Cost: $150 per person (+GST)

Includes an engaging interactive workshop, a copy of the day’s presentations plus templates and forms. Tea, coffee, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.

For any queries please contact our Injury Management team at [email protected]

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LGIS Office Ergonomic Champions workshop 2023

This course aims to empower and educate local government staff to perform basic ergonomic assessments, and reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries for a number of local government employees. LGIS injury prevention consultants will provide up-to-date advice on current ergonomic trends and equipment, with a focus on sit to stand workstation options and recommendations.

The workshop covers:

  • Understand office ergonomics and how to identify ergonomic hazards.
  • How ergonomics can assist with reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injury.
  • Understanding basic office ergonomic assessment processes.
  • Understanding common adjustments / modifications to improve workstation ergonomics.
  • Overview of ergonomic equipment including desks, chairs, standing workstations, and other accessories.
  • Practical injury prevention strategies.
  • Focus on sit to stand workstation advice & recommendations.
  • LGIS’ position on other ergonomic trends.
  • Overview of LGIS vehicle and machinery ergonomic checklists, and other LGIS ergonomic resources.

Location, date and time:

Date and time: 30 May 2023, 9am – 1pm

(Arrive 8:45 am for a 9:00am start)

Venue: LGIS Boardroom, Level 3, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville WA 6007

Booking details available on the LGIS website and LinkedIn page.

Cost: Free for Scheme members (Morning tea and lunch provided – please advise of any dietary requirements)

For further details, please contact our Workcare Services manager, James Larkin at [email protected]

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