Welcome to ABILITY GROUP

At ABILITY GROUP we advocate people are a business’ most valuable resource. We understand people and their fundamental importance for sustainable business success. Our people in our specialist businesses combine their passion and expertise in making things happen for our clients and partners. ABILITY GROUP win the hearts and minds of our clients and partners by delivering tangible outcomes that include saving time and money.

CONSULT ABILITY

As workers compensation specialists, our CONSULT ABILITY team work with businesses of all sizes across industries to minimise the people, business and financial impacts. Being able to understand business and people is key to our ability to deliver our clients sustained success.

HEALTH ABILITY

An Accredited NSW Workplace Rehabilitation Provider specialising in the assessment of injured workers and supporting their sustainable return to work. HEALTH ABILITY also provide businesses strategic and preventive services including; pre-employment, functional capacity and ergonomic assessments, selected duties registers, workplace health/fitness programs and related people health advice.

PEOPLE ABILITY

At ABILITY GROUP we promote people are a businesses most valuable resource and having the right people in the right roles is critical for sustainable business success. Our PEOPLE ABILITY specialists possess experience in employee relations, industrial relations and the human resource (HR) life-cycle including; sourcing, attracting, developing, retaining, managing and exiting people.

6TH SENSE RISK SERVICES

Understanding business, workplaces & people, are essential foundations for our specialists who support businesses across industries in managing & preventing risk via tailored strategies, support & advice. With a Work Health & Safety (WHS) focus our services can assist in improving the health, safety or welfare of employees, contractors, clients/customer, visitors & volunteers in your workplace.

PROHEALTH PHYSIO

We are proud to offer clinical, onsite & mobile physiotherapy services that leverage evidence-based research & practices to diagnose, assess & treat musculoskeletal, illness, injury & pain management. Services support private & Medicare clients, business clients, workers compensation, sports, health & fitness, CTP, NDIS & DVA.

PROHEALTH FITNESS

Our qualified exercise physiologists (EP) assess your needs & tailored individual or group based programs to help achieve health goals. We specialise in strength & conditions, mobility & flexibility, chronic disease management, weight management, diseases & other illness. Services support private & Medicare clients, business clients, workers compensation, sports, health & fitness, CTP, NDIS & DVA.

Irrespective of what state or states your business operate in, workers compensation & related matters are often complex & subject to specific state or national laws/legislation. Workers compensation is typically the largest insurance cost & is unlike most other lines of insurance, if not actively managed workers compensation can increase materially & quickly. Businesses often therefore feel their workers compensation insurance is an uncontrollable & highly volatile expense that must be begrudgingly paid every year. Our services include yet not limited to:

  • Workers compensation advice, support & recommendations
  • Workers compensation program & policy management
  • Wage declaration review & submissions
  • Pre & post wage audit support
  • Business activity review & analysis
  • Due diligence for acquisitions
  • Strategic claim reviews & optimisation strategies

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Under the most Australia state legislation, responsive injury & claim management processes are more essential than ever before to help minimise claims costs, premium increases & ensure injured workers have agreed RTW processes. Workers compensation claims can be highly administrative for businesses that must manage injured workers in addition to other activities. In additional with injured workers being absent or unable to perform their pre-injury duties, inefficient injury or claim management can have impacts on other staff, clients/customers, other stakeholders & your business. Services & advice areas include yet not limited to:

  • Injury support advice
  • Claim notification & lodgement
  • Workers compensation claim management
  • Strategic claim reviews for both open & historical workers compensation claims
  • Whole Person Impairment (WPI) advice

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In NSW businesses with a workers compensation premium >$30,000, have Claims Experience Rated Premiums. In simple terms, this means if your business has claims your next 3 premiums will increase based on the specific costs relating to your claim/s. Engaging a qualified Return to Work Coordinator (RTWC) will often make the process simpler, quicker & easier by accelerating RTW & thereby helping minimise related business effects. A qualified RTWC plays a critical role in ensuring injured workers return to work quickly & thereby minimise claim costs & lost wages. Many businesses have an internal resource who performs the RTWC style role yet often these individuals have many other roles that can negatively impact the effectiveness of RTW efforts. Such businesses can benefit greatly from engaging external specialists who possess extensive experience managing insurers, doctors, investigators, rehab, legal providers as well as understanding the legislative, medical & financial related aspects. Additionally, all NSW businesses with workers compensation premiums >$50,000, must appoint a Return to Work Coordinator (RTWC), have a RTW Program & other specific documents to comply with legislated obligations & avoid fines/penalties. We assist businesses of all sizes across industries via specialist services including yet not limited to:

  • RTW policies, procedures & documents
  • Affordable RTW compliance solutions ranging from advice to full outsourcing
  • RTW plan development by allied health professionals
  • Preferred providers to help ensure sustainable RTW of injured workers
  • Provider management to ensure effective communication

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Ensuring that your business is compliant with current employment legislation can be challenging given the forever changing nature of this legislative framework. Having our PEOPLE ABILITY team act as your trusted HR partner can allow you to overcome this challenge and minimise the risks to your business associated with incorrectly managing people related matters. PEOPLE ABILITY offer a variety of cost effective specialist people & HR related services tailored to your business’ needs. Specialist services include yet not limited to:

  • General HR advice & support
  • HR Policy & procedure development
  • Development of employee contracts & related documents
  • Management of grievance, termination & redundancy processes
  • Recruitment, development & related services
  • Employee survey, profiling, etc.

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Providing a safe workplace is a legal requirement for every Australian business. 6TH SENSE RISK SERVICES provide advice, service and solutions that help businesses improve workplace safety & minimise risks. Our safety specialists understand that every business is unique & leverage their experience to tailor advice, services & solutions including yet not limited to:

  • Development & review of safety management plans, Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS), etc.
  • WHS policies & procedures
  • WHS audits, safety observations & inspections
  • Gap analysis
  • Training & inductions

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Being healthy is important for people both at work and in their personal lives. Onsite & mobile physio & EP services can be an effective injury prevention strategy in helping minimise workplace injuries & resulting workers compensation claims. Studies also support investing in employee health & well-being can improve productivity, satisfaction and engagement while reducing absenteeism. Our PROHEALTH PHYSIO team leverage clinical expertise to improve workforce capability & minimise injuries. Our PROHEALTH PHYSIO & FITNESS team can help employees, patients/client & businesses via specialist services including yet not limited to:

  • Clinical, onsite & mobile physiotherapy
  • Developing programs tailored for both individuals & groups:
    • Strength & conditioning
    • Stretching & mobility
  • Weight management, health goals & health screenings
  • Chronic disease & pain management
  • Ergonomic & workstation assessment
  • Functional assessments
  • Manual handling training

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icare Update – What’s News?

2017 saw significant change & no industry more so than in workers compensation in NSW. During January, we have seen the new icare + EML claims model launch as well as many businesses finally received their 30 June 2017 renewals. icare Update - What's News? -  As we...

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Elves in our office

The elves in our office are very busy whilst we are closed until Monday 8th January 2018. Click image below to watch a short video to see what the special elves in our office are up to... Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Julie, Marc & ABILITY...

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2017 Season’s Greetings

  On Behalf Of The Ability Group Team, Julie And I Would Like To Thank You For Your Support During 2017. We Wish You & Your Families A Happy & Safe Holiday Period. We Look Forward To Partnering With You In 2018. Please note Our Office Closes end of day THURSDAY 22...

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Client Success Stories

Claim Declinature

The Christmas - New Year period has historically proven to be a busy period for workers compensation. Due to a variety of reasons, we see a higher frequency of claims during this period. Last December and just before Christmas break / public holidays, one of our...

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Appeal Success Saves $550,000

Unofficial industry views indicate the recent NSW workers compensation legislation and premium formula changes resulted in 70% of medium to large businesses expecting higher 2015/16 Renewal Premiums. ABILITY GROUP has already won NSW iCare appeals on behalf of our...

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Meet Our Team

Julie

 

 

 

Owner & Director

 

Marc

 

Owner & Managing Director

 

Andrea

 

Consultant

 

Tania

 

Rehabilitation Manager

 

Michael

 

Physiotherapist

 

Lyn

 

Office Manager

 

Chester

 

Physiotherapist & Rehabilitation Consultant

 

Stephen

 

Physiotherapist & Rehabilitation Consultant

 

Aiden

 

Team Assistant

 

Emma

 

People & HR Manager

 

Kate

Manager WHS

Steve

 

 

 

Physio & Rehabilitation Consultant