What it contains

If you are an employer, there are specific duties and obligations you need to comply with under the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act (WIRC Act) 2013. This compliance code gives you practical guidance on how to comply with those duties and obligations.

This information uses examples and tools you can apply to your own situation.

It includes information on:

  • who the compliance code applies to
  • an employer’s obligations for nominating a Return to Work Coordinator
  • how employers can comply with their obligations
  • sufficient seniority and competence for Return to Work Coordinators

It is recommended that you follow the compliance code. If you comply with a code, you are deemed to comply with the Act or Regulation duty covered by the code. However, codes are not mandatory and duty holders may choose to use some other way to achieve compliance.