Safe Work Australia has recently released new statistics that demonstrate Workers Compensation claims have continued to decline over a 15 year period since 2000. Claim frequency relate to males, muscular stress from lifting/handling & slips, trips & falls.Read more
Michael joins our team with extensive injury & claims management, Work Health & Safety (WHS) as well as workplace safety compliance experience. In completing his Bachelor of Commerce, Michael’s understanding of business complements his desire to help people & prevent risks.Read more
Early intervention practices can foster a happy & healthy workplace. Responding early to incidents or situations, can help prevent workers from becoming ill, taking long-term sick leave or submitting a workers compensation claim. Policies & procedures also play an important role.Read more
Mental health issues are the 3rd most frequent health condition after cancer & health disease. This means supervisors are likely to be managing workers suffering from a mental illness. We have identified common mental health hazards & workplace risk mitigation strategies.
An increasing concern for many businesses are the risks of mental health related incidents, injuries and resulting workers compensation claims. We have covered this topic previously and with psychological claims being 7-8 times more expensive than physical injuries the impacts of being reactive is a risk too large for many businesses.Read more
Recently we have been involved with an increased number of fall related incidents. The injuries sustained, & the resulting workers compensation claims, can often be complex & costly. In addition to claim related costs, employers also face material fines for unsafe work sites.
After providing advice and support recently to various clients with workers having sustained injuries (5 metre + 10 metre falls to concrete and an employee falling down fire escape), we wanted to provide greater insights into fall related incidents.Read more
October is Australia’s Work Safety Month and the theme of “Be Safe. Be Healthy. Because…” is something we here at ABILITY GROUP are passionate about. What is also important about workplace safety is the consequences injuries have to workers. Depending on the seriousness of the injury, or in the tragic situations of a workplace fatality, government bodies can issue businesses material fines to complement the other effects.Read more