To help you understand the laws and how to comply with your obligations, WorkSafe has developed Return to Work Compliance Codes:
Compliance Code 1 of 4: Providing employment, planning and consulting about return to workProvides employers with practical guidance on how to achieve compliance with the following obligations in relation to a worker with an incapacity for work:
- provide employment
- plan return to work
- consult about a worker's return to work.
Compliance Code 2 of 4: Return to Work Coordinators
Provides employers with practical guidance on how to achieve compliance with the obligation to appoint a Return to Work Coordinator who has an appropriate level of seniority and who is competent to perform their role.
Compliance Code 3 of 4: Return to work information
Provides employers with practical guidance on how to achieve compliance with the obligation to provide their workers with return to work information and consult about how that information is made available to them.
Compliance Code 4 of 4: Cooperating with labour hire employers about return to work
Provides hosts with practical guidance on how to achieve compliance with their obligation to cooperate with labour hire employers in relation to return to work.
Return to work information template
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The codes provide comprehensive and practical guidance, including case studies, to help you comply with your obligations under the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013.
There are also a number of publications below which summarise the employer and worker return to work obligations.