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Ballarat Workshop – 29th March – Injury Management/Inherent Requirements

March 3, 2017
P2 is pleased to announce that we will be running our popular Injury Management/Inherent Requirements workshop on the 29th March in Ballarat. This free event will be held at the Mecure Ballarat between 9am and 12pm. This workshop is suited for all HR, RTW and OH&S staff and will provide education on advanced injury management strategies and Inherent Requirements. Here is some info; Running a uniform, effective and meaningful injury management process can be a challenge for businesses. Injured workers present a range of complexities from an operational, cultural, financial and productivity perspective. P2 Group assists all levels of management to understand their role and responsibilities with regard to assisting their injured workers. Importantly, P2 Group aims to up-skill HR professionals in; Identifying the early warnings signs of a broad range of physical and psychological conditions Understanding what to do and most importantly what to say to support their workers Taking a proactive approach to return to work and stay at work plans Documenting and understanding the Inherent Requirements of the Job for key roles within an organisation places employers in a unique position to take control over many costly aspects of their workforce. By effectively and systematically identifying and understanding the demands of a role, organisations are empowered to: Employ the right people for the job by enhancing pre-employment practices Reduce WorkCover premiums by creating effective and sustainable return to work pathways and strategically managing cases Enhance Ageing Workforce Management Minimise the operational implications of injury management by efficiently returning workers to their pre-injury duties Effectively balance workplace demands with the capacity and experience of workers Strategically manage workers who are unable to meet the physical, cognitive and psychosocial demands of their role Analyse and improve workplace practices. This session will focus on a proactive and uniform approach to injury management with the overall aim of enhancing workplace culture and attitudes towards health and well-being. Breakfast and light refreshments will be served during the event. PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED, SO PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SEAT BELOW Powered by Eventbrite

Warrnambool Workshop – 5th April – Injury Management/Inherent Requirements

February 24, 2017
P2 is pleased to announce that we will be running our popular Injury Management/Inherent Requirements workshop on the 5th April in Warrnambool. This free event will be held at the Lady Bay Resort, Warrnambool between 9am and 12pm. This workshop is suited for all HR, RTW and OH&S staff and will provide education on advanced injury management strategies. Here is some info; Running a uniform, effective and meaningful injury management process can be a challenge for businesses. Injured workers present a range of complexities from an operational, cultural, financial and productivity perspective. P2 Group assists all levels of management to understand their role and responsibilities with regard to assisting their injured workers. Importantly, P2 Group aims to up-skill HR professionals in; Identifying the early warnings signs of a broad range of physical and psychological conditions Understanding what to do and most importantly what to say to support their workers Taking a proactive approach to return to work and stay at work plans Documenting and understanding the Inherent Requirements of the Job for key roles within an organisation places employers in a unique position to take control over many costly aspects of their workforce. By effectively and systematically identifying and understanding the demands of a role, organisations are empowered to: Employ the right people for the job by enhancing pre-employment practices Reduce WorkCover premiums by creating effective and sustainable return to work pathways and strategically managing cases Enhance Ageing Workforce Management Minimise the operational implications of injury management by efficiently returning workers to their pre-injury duties Effectively balance workplace demands with the capacity and experience of workers Strategically manage workers who are unable to meet the physical, cognitive and psychosocial demands of their role Analyse and improve workplace practices. This session will focus on a proactive and uniform approach to injury management with the overall aim of enhancing workplace culture and attitudes towards health and well-being. Breakfast and light refreshments will be served during the event. PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED, SO PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SEAT BELOW Powered by Eventbrite

Regional Workshops Coming Soon !!

January 13, 2017
P2 Group is pleased to announce that we will be taking our popular workshops and info sessions on the road in 2017. We will be running sessions in the Hume Region, Gippsland, Warrnambool and Central Victoria. These sessions will cover a wide range of topics including; Ageing Workforce Inherent Requirements of the Job Documents Workplace Mental Health Understanding WorkCover Claims & Premium Data Injury Management Navigating the ACCS Assessments of Capacity These sessions will be free of charge and are open for anyone to attend. More details to follow shortly…………

WorkShop – Occupational Violence

January 13, 2017
Occupational violence is a growing concern within workplaces; within the healthcare industry 25.5% of clinicians report to have been victimised either physically or verbally by patients and visitors (Jenkins Fisher & Hartley). Research indicates that poorly managed instances of occupational violence are of great detriment to employees and the workplace as a whole. Occupational violence has been demonstrated to negatively impact upon employees stress, the provision of safe and competent work performance, job satisfaction and employee and skills retention (Gates, Gillespie & Succop). As such, it is imperative that high risk industries actively look to address occupational violence in an open and predictive manner to best support their workforce and ensure that they are meeting their Occupational Health and Safety obligation to provide and maintain a working environment that is safe and without risk to health (Occupational health & Safety Act). P2 Group develop and facilitate boutique Occupational Violence Workshop to upskill staff in addressing occupational violence issues in the workplace through practical case studies, activities and tools. The 2 to 3 hour workshops are delivered onsite and aim to enhance workplace supports and resilience in dealing with occupational violence by covering the following: What is occupational violence and how does it occur? Identifying the early warning signs and environmental risk factors to occupational violence Strategies for de-escalating emotive and stressful situations Recognising the impact of occupational violence on workers – a physical, cognitive and psychological response Developing a protective and supportive workplace culture The importance of de-briefing following confronting and traumatic circumstances Developing resilience, practical skills and tools to enhance personal well-being and the well-being of co-workers. For pricing and more information please contact Brianna Cattanach on 03 9818 8914

Workshop – Managing an Ageing Workforce – 23rd March 2017

January 13, 2017
A Strategic Approach to Health and Wellbeing for the Ageing Workforce The Australian workforce is greatly transforming; our mature workers are retiring later and considering career changes while our younger workers have greatly different attitudes towards their careers and their expectations of work than we have previously seen. This complex and changing dynamic present’s significant challenges for employers to manage health and safety, while also meeting operational requirements and maintaining a positive workplace culture. P2 Group’s innovative Ageing Workforce Health Management Workshop aims to up-skill executives, managers and supervisors in managing the workplace health and well-being of their entire workforce by: Recognising the different needs and challenges experienced by workers throughout the spectrum of their working life Understanding an employer’s legal obligations in the health and wellbeing space Identifying the early warning signs of physical and psychological conditions Developing strategies for assisting workers with their health and wellbeing and implementing a uniform workplace policy understanding the importance of a human maintenance schedule based upon workability Considering reasonable adjustments and flexible working arrangements Utilising the inherent requirements of job as a workforce management strategy. Throughout our highly interactive Workshop P2 Group focus on a range of practical case studies, skills building activities and the provision of effective workplace tools to ensure that managers are equipped to best address the diverse health and well-being needs of their workers. DATE – 23rd March from 9am to 12pm VENUE – Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122 COST – $160 + GST Places are limited for this event so please register below asap Powered by Eventbrite

Workshop – Understanding WorkCover Claims & Premium Data – 25th July 2017

January 12, 2017
In the lead up to WorkCover premiums being delivered let P2 Group take you through the complex nature of WorkCover claims and premium data. Through this interactive session P2 Group will aim to simplify the WorkCover system and provide an understanding of: Premium sensitive claims costs Statistical case estimates Key attributes that drive claims costs Payments being processed through the WorkCover scheme Claims status Key dates relating to claims.  Ultimately, businesses can only manage what they can measure; empower yourself and your business to better manage your WorkCover costs and reinvest your savings in positive workplace programs and initiatives.  P2 will be running 2 sessions at 8:30am and 3:oopm on the 25th of July at our office, 6b Roche St Hawthorn 3122 – Registration details for each below Powered by Eventbrite Powered by Eventbrite

Workshop – Assessments of Capacity – 23rd May 2017

January 12, 2017
Work is a great vehicle to recovery and an essential element of our identities and self value. Engaging in regular and meaningful work based routine is paramount for overall health and wellbeing. As such employers who act proactively to monitor and address the health of their workers through early intervention strategies, enhance workplace morale and productivity thereby making them employers of choice. Employers have legal obligations to monitor the health of their workers and implement strategies to support their workers when they know or ought reasonably to have known of the workers’ physical and psychological conditions. P2 Group take you through the process of obtaining and effectively using Assessments of Capacity within your workforce to: Facilitate a workers functional recovery from injury Prevent further injuries or exacerbation of pre-existing conditions within the workplace Effectively manage WorkCover claims Determine a workers ability to perform the inherent requirements of their job This session will be held at the P2 Group Office at 6b Roche St, Hawthorn 3122. Places are limited so please register below.  Powered by Eventbrite   Powered by Eventbrite

Workshop – Injury Management – 21st February 2017

January 12, 2017
Running a uniform, effective and meaningful injury management process can be a challenge for businesses. Injured workers present a range of complexities from an operational, cultural, financial and productivity perspective. P2 Group assists all levels of management to understand their role and responsibilities with regard to assisting their injured workers. Importantly, P2 Group aims to up-skill managers in; Identifying the early warnings signs of a broad range of physical and psychological conditions Understanding what to do and most importantly what to say to support their workers Taking a proactive approach to return to work and stay at work plans The session will focus on a proactive and uniform approach to injury management with the overall aim of enhancing workplace culture and attitudes towards health and well-being. This event will be held at the P2 Group office at 6b Roche St, Hawthorn 3122 Please register below for this free event   Powered by Eventbrite Powered by Eventbrite

Case Study – Building an Early Intervention Culture

December 2, 2016
P2 Group was recently engaged by an employer to enhance their workplace well-being, improve their injury management processes and shift the employees’ focus to early intervention. The CEO of the employer wanted all employees with management responsibilities to be involved in this process. P2 Group conducted training workshops to highlight how the WorkCover system operates, legal obligations, the role of line managers and how the injury management process can be improved to support employees with work and non-work related conditions. The CEO showed commitment to this process by personally opening all training workshops, which included: Executive workshop Staff Consultative Committee Workshop Union and Health & Safety Reps Workshop Community Care Workshops Return to Work Program Workshops After the workshops, P2 Group Occupational Therapists were requested to assist three employees with early warning signs to ensure their early conditions were not aggravated and supports implemented to allow their conditions to rehabilitate correctly. In addition, P2 Group Occupational Therapists supported one person with a new WorkCover claim. The process was the same for all four employees. The steps were: The employer invited the employees to attend assessments of their capacity with P2 Group Occupational Therapists, to determine the employees’ physical and mental health capacity. In each case, a P2 Group Occupational Therapist met with an employee at the employee’s normal workplace in private room for approximately one hour. The employee’s capacity was gauged and supports identified. The Union representative also attended the first two assessment to ensure the employees were comfortable with the process and the employees understood their rights. The employees provided positive feedback and the Union representative did not attend the following two assessments. However, WorkSafe Victoria’s Inspectors were asked to examine the injury management process, P2 Group’s assessment deliverables and return to work documentation. After a lengthy and thorough meeting, the WorkSafe Inspectors informed all parties they were very pleased with the caring process and detail captured in all deliverables. They suggested one change – the employer please provide the employee 48 hours notice of the assessment of capacity, instead of only 24 hours. This was agreed and implemented. The P2 Group Occupational Therapists then examined the duties (both pre-injury and suitable alternative duties) with the line managers and employees to determine the demands of each task. The outcomes of the above assessments were reported and provided to the employees’ treating practitioners. The P2 Group Occupational Therapist consulted with the employees’ treating practitioners to reach agreement on capacity and duties. Care plans were documented for the early intervention cases and a return to work plan documented for the WorkCover case. The above steps were completed within 10 calendar days, the employees supported at work and one WorkCover claim was lodged with the WorkCover Agent as a minor claim. The key lesson for all employers is to embrace the notion of early intervention, aim to improve your injury management process, consult with Executives, line managers, union and health and safety reps. A simple uniform process that encourages all parties to move

P2 GROUP IS CELEBRATING OT WEEK !

October 21, 2016
In light of Occupational Therapy Week 2016 and World OT Day on Oct 27th, P2 Group would like to highlight the outstanding efforts of our Occupational Therapists. P2 Group’s Occupational Therapists bring a refreshing perspective to workplace health and wellbeing. Instead of over medicalising and over legalising injury management, our Occupational Therapists bring a positive capacity based approach. Occupational Therapists excel in bringing clarity to complex mental health injuries, upskilling employers to better manage the multifaceted needs of workers and assisting workers to develop self-managed mental health and workplace resilience strategies. They specialise in identifying the barriers to return to work and providing operationally sustainable structures for return. Occupational Therapists are industry leaders in analysing the inherent requirements of a job and assisting employers to utilise these powerful documents from the pre-employment phase through to implementing supports within an ageing workforce. Overall, Occupational Therapists take an alternative approach to other health practitioners with a clinical focus upon a workers holistic capacity. In particular, P2 Group’s Occupational Therapists posses a speciality in analysing and understanding the interaction between a worker’s capacity, their environment and the demands of their “occupation” as a worker. The core principles of Occupational Therapy practice involve adapting, advocating, coaching, collaborating, consulting, coordinating, educating and enabling; at P2 Group we believe that this focus aligns perfectly with the proactive approach to injury management and workplace health and wellbeing that our industry leading clients demand. P2 Group is proud to employ a dynamic, inventive and professional group of Occupational Therapists to assist our clients to continue enabling occupation within their workplaces.  

Workshop – The Ageing Workforce

October 4, 2016
The Australian workforce is ageing, which presents significant challenges for employers to manage health and safety, while also retaining and maximising the productivity of their valued and experienced workforce. This seminar, presented by HR Legal and in partnership with P2 Group and Transitioning Well, considers the legal, physical and psychological perspectives of managing the ageing workforce. We will provide insight into how businesses can harness the valuable resource that is the ageing workforce whilst also ensuring that risks to health and safety are being well managed. The seminar will provide an overview of: an employer’s legal obligations, including: ensuring health and safety of employees; avoiding discrimination and making reasonable adjustments; and considering flexible working arrangements managing the legal risks around an ageing workforce including if an employee cannot fulfil the inherent requirements of their role how to facilitate the difficult conversations with employees around transitions towards retirement, in order to maximise benefits for both the business and the employee how to proactively manage the needs of an ageing workforce through Work Ability programs. This free 1.5 hour seminar will be held at different locations on different dates. To register, please visit the HR Legal website here

Workshop – Understanding Inherent Requirements of the Job – How it can WORK for YOU

October 4, 2016
Documenting and understanding the Inherent Requirements of Job for key roles within an organisation places employers in a unique position to take control over many costly aspects of their workforce. By effectively and systematically identifying and understanding the demands of a role, organisations are empowered to: Employ the right people for the job by enhancing pre-employment practices Reduce WorkCover premiums by creating effective and sustainable return to work pathways and strategically managing cases Minimise the operational implications of injury management by efficiently returning workers to their pre-injury duties Effectively balance workplace demands with the capacity and experience of workers Strategically manage workers who are unable to meet the physical, cognitive and psychosocial demands of their role Analyse and improve workplace practices. Learn from P2 Group’s extensive experience, how employers have improved their workplace health and well-being practices across all aspects of their business through the strategic use of the Inherent Requirements of Job and learn why it is so important to have these documented; above and beyond a position description. Please register below for this free event   Powered by Eventbrite Powered by Eventbrite