Workplace Health and Safety

On commencement of your contract you will be required to read our Work Health & Safety Policy .

Injury:

Every effort is made to prevent workplace injuries, however if you are hurt there are systems in place to support you. If you are injured:

  • Seek first aid immediately if required
  • Notify your workplace manager/supervisor as soon as possible
  • Contact your Morgan McKinley Consultant as soon as possible
  • Consult a doctor to obtain a WorkCover medical certificate and arrange treatment if required
  • Participate and cooperate in the development of a return to work plan
  • Seek advice on returning to work from your return to work coordinator and Morgan McKinley Consultant.
  • Make all reasonable efforts to return to work as soon as possible
     

How should I notify of an injury?

What type of incidents should be reported?

All Work Health and Safety (WH&S) related incidents should be reported, including incidents in the workplace that have resulted in injury to an employee, those with the potential to cause injury (i.e. perceived hazards) and any bullying or harassment issues. By reporting WHS incidents appropriate support and corrective actions can be initiated to prevent further incidents.

When should I notify?

Morgan McKinley’s policy requires staff / contractors to notify us within 24 hours of an incident occurring even if no injury resulted from it.

What happens following my notification?

If the incident resulted in injury, you will be contacted by your Consultant.
A return to work plan will be developed to ensure that the duties you are performing are appropriate in relation to your injury. Morgan McKinley will assist you in the return to work process by:

  • Consulting with you, your treating doctor and workplace manager/supervisor
  • Organising suitable duties for you while you are recovering from injury
  • Providing appropriate return-to-work support while you recover from your injury and assisting you back to your normal duties in a safe and timely manner

It is not enough to notify your workplace manager/supervisor of your injury. Failure to notify Morgan McKinley directly via your Consultant may result in a delay in compensation entitlements. Remember, as a contractor you are an employee of Morgan McKinley and all compensation claims must be made via your employer.