Work Healthy Australia has launched virtual workplace injury consultations, helping businesses to continue to operate and support workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Typically conducting its consultations onsite, workplace risk, injury and rehabilitation management specialists Work Healthy Australia (WHA) recently conducted its first virtual consultation.
The new delivery method offers invaluable support to businesses during the uncertain times brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has forced many workers to work from home.
“Employers have a duty of care to monitor the health and wellbeing of their workers, and we can assist them with that,” said managing director and founder of Work Healthy Australia, Dr James Murray.
“Our staff are highly skilled health professionals and are able to offer a wide range of treatments, assessments and clearances. We can offer support to these patients and employers by prescribing ongoing rehabilitation and providing return to work certifications.”
“The new offering will reduce the stress on the medical system. GPs are currently overwhelmed, and a potential health risk. We can reach people at work or at home with no risk. Patients will be able to get back to work sooner.”
Businesses are now using WHA to conduct virtual ‘Working-from-home ergonomic assessments’ and ‘Post-isolation return-to-work certificates’, as well as a range of services to meet the demand of businesses in the ever-changing environment.
WHA’s first virtual consultation was delivered to an employee at consumer goods company Unilever via online platform Coviu, with positive feedback.
“Work Healthy Australia has been a key ingredient to our success in maintaining our high performance in worker health, safety outcomes and workers compensation costs,” said safety, health and environment leader at Unilever, Gavin Lloyd.
“The virtual consultation was very successful, with the WHA practitioner being able to confirm a diagnosis, provide a guide and reassure the worker about the injury.”
WHA has equipped all national staff with the required skills and equipment to conduct the virtual consultations.