Contact us now to find out how we can save your business money!
Reduce the number of accidents and injuries in your business
with our Work Safety Management Practice Accreditation.
Injuries cost your business more than you realise through business disruption, cost of sick pay and temporary staff replacement.
How can a physio can be part of your health and safety team?
We know that around 1 in 10 workers are harmed each year, with about 200,000 claims being made to the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) for costs associated with work-related injuries. Alongside your health and safety consultant, Queenstown Physiotherapy can work to minimise the at risk areas of your business.
Physiotherapists are your ergonomic and rehabilitation experts and your go to professionals when you need to create behavioural change in health and safety. We know the body and the effects of posture, movement patterns (the good the bad and the ugly) on the body and we can assess every work place to give you an individual plan.
Why does my business need Queenstown Physiotherapy?
Every business is unique which is why we tailor your health and safety training to your business’ needs. We take into account tasks undertaken, current culture, the work space, and previous injuries to develop a package of care for your business. These will help you reach your workplace health and safety goals.
OUR TRAINING PACKAGES take into account the unique nature of your business.To get the most out of the time we spend in your business, we recommend a work place task analysis as your first step.
Work Place and Task Analysis:
This is done onsite with the length of time varying depending on your business and staff numbers. The review includes an observation of tasks, assessment of injury risk taking into consideration load, environment, people, task and management. A formal review is completed and recommendations on applications on safe handling principles to your work place tasks are provided.
Group Health and Safety Education:
This is usually done on site and is an hour long session catered to 10-12 employees. We cover general principles on how to lift, carry and handle loads, what employees need to be aware of, and practical examples of how to reduce risk of injury and unload tension-prone regions. We can tailor these sessions to specific tasks relevant to your industry. This has a more practical component giving your staff the self-help tools to be able to minimise injury and prevent niggles becoming chronic problems.
Pre-screening Medical Check:
This is done in our Queenstown clinic and is one on one with a potential employee. A pre-screening check allows for any underlying conditions to be assessed to see if this would affect their work. Potential employees need to declare any pre-existing injuries. This can save you money in the long run if the potential employee is not fit enough or strong enough for the work tasks required.
Individual Assessment and Rehab Plan:
Assessing individual staff who have had prior injuries, or staff members who perform job tasks that are seen to be at risk of injury, will minimise the risk of injury recurrence. The 45 minute assessment is tailored to each employee. This is an ideal way to educate an employee on why they are at risk and provide specific exercises that will unload their joints and minimise risk of injury.
Early return to work following injury has been shown to be a vital part of rehabilitation and will save you business money in the long term. Queenstown Physiotherapy is your preferred provider of care providing comprehensive rehabilitation for your injured staff, enabling them to return to work as soon as possible. We also work with you to manage your employee’s return to work and communicate with the employee’s doctor around medical certificates. We are contracted with ACC to provide return to work programmes to help strengthen and get them work ready communicating with you the employer about their progress. We are co-located with Queenstown Medical centre and work closely with doctors to help your employees return to work.
The price of this is covered by ACC and client