In the business of recruitment, knowledge is power. At the forefront of the industry is the importance of safety and minimizing the risk to employees in the workplace, especially in recruitment and labour hire where staff can number in the hundreds.
Dove Personnel’s Director, Debbie Rawlings, attended a workshop on Monday 2nd September 2013, at the Lake Kawana Community Centre to equip herself with the ever-evolving legislation and information relevant to her business.
Held by the Sunshine Coast Council and Lend Lease, the seminar/workshop focused on Injury in the Workplace, with a hands-on approach by a guest speaker from WorkCover.
Significant information on injured workers returning to work after completing rehabilitation was covered extensively. “I took the phrase that rehabilitation begins at the time of the injury as a key point from the seminar,” shares Debbie.
Debbie came away armed with new knowledge, and built on her already strong perspective on injury in the workplace.
“I feel it is the responsibility of all parties, including the worker to do everything possible to prevent an injury in the workplace,” says Debbie.
“At Dove Personnel, we are constantly looking at ways to provide workplaces for our employees that are focused on safety. We all need to stop being ambulance chasers and work towards having an injury free workplace.”
If a worker is injured in the workplace, the statistics for returning to work are:
Days away from work Chance of Returning to Work