Do I need a Return to Work program?

From 31 May 2019, employers in NSW will be required to have an up-to-date Return to Work program or be subject to penalty.

Employers have until 31 May 2019 to put their programs in place or update them in line with SIRA’s latest Guidelines for workplace return to work programs.

Most small businesses can use SIRA’s return to work program template to document their strategy to help injured employees to work.

Employers with more than $50000 base tariff premium (category 1 employers) must appoint a return to work coordinator who will develop and implement a return to work program in consultation with workers and unions.

The following resources may be useful in the development of a return to work program: