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Gallagher Workplace Risk management specialists provide workplace risk advisory services to clients through our dedicated team of consultants. We assist clients in safety and risk advisory, workers compensation, injury management and training and education via our locally focused but nationally resourced team of experts.
We partner with organisations to create a workplace environment that is centred on its people as its single most important asset. We have created strategies and programs that either:
Gallagher Workplace Risk has a proven track record of successful long term relationships with our clients in both the public and private sectors across Australia.
To each engagement, we bring our experience and technical expertise along with our commitment to proactively improve the culture, performance, and wellbeing of people and organizations. Choosing Gallagher gives you access to local expertise backed by international experience that will help protect your business and let you focus on what you do best.
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Our Workplace Risk team is based across Australia and has experience in a wide variety of industries and has won multiple awards for our work.
Our New South Wales team has won icare Case Awards for three consecutive years, which recognise exceptional performance in transforming safety culture within businesses. The awards highlight the impact a consultant can have when working in partnership with clients.
More recently, Gallagher and Trend Laboratories Pty Ltd (t/as TrendPac) have partnered to achieve successful injury prevention outcomes. At the time of Gallagher's engagement, TrendPac was rated a "poorer than industry" performer. However, over the past 18 months, TrendPac has improved performance via a proactive, inclusively co-designed injury prevention strategy that has seen an enhancement in performance across a range of areas including leadership engagement, workers compensation scheme performance and early intervention injury management.
We partner with organisations to deliver end-to-end programs in work, health and safety.
We work with leaders to identify your organisation's specific needs and then apply best-practices to drive change. While formal training can fill such gaps, it's still important to stay ahead of the game in terms of flexibility and accessibility. Our programs are bespoke and can be delivered face-to-face, online as well as in blended format.
Our consultants specialise in applying occupational health models to education and training. They have experience in both public and private organisations, with clients ranging from ASX listed companies to public sector agencies. We are highly regarded for designing programs that deal with complex issues arising in mental health, WHS, injury management and return to work policies.
Our goal has always been to empower leaders. Whether this empowerment comes from technology-based solutions, workshops or a blend of both, we will guide you through that process. The world of risk management is constantly changing and so must we. Partner with us and let our end-to-end programs improve your employees' learning performance and experience.
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Over 2 in 5 Australians aged 16-85 are estimated to have experienced a mental disorder at some time in their life, with 1 in 5 having experienced a mental disorder in the previous 12 months (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2022). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and wellbeing has been substantial. Between 16 March 2020 and 1 May 2022, over 29 million mental health-related services were processed (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2022). There has never been a more important time for organisations to build a mental health strategy focusing on engagement, resilience and early intervention.
We facilitate end-to-end programs specific to the workplace. The Mental Health courses are evidence-based and adopt an internationally recognised curriculum. It teaches participants how to support colleagues who might be developing, or experiencing an existing mental health problem and how to link both practical and professional support.
Our mental health education courses cover:
Injury management and return to work both requires a strategic approach to workers' compensation, a thorough understanding of policies, and an ability see beyond the basic options. For many, this can be a headache to navigate. This is why Gallagher is here to help your team manage this difficult process and achieve the best results. Our specialists have decades of experience in handling the most complex workers compensation claims.
Attendees are provided with an opportunity to present and problem solve real life claims and challenges in the workers' compensation space via the use of case studies, effective tools and strategic advice.
Attendees will cover the following topics:
Safe Work Australia found that 60% of workers would accept risk-taking behaviours in situations where tasks need to be completed urgently. This is hazardous, especially for industries that do not receive any safety training at all. With this in mind, our approach to WHS has always been holistic. While financial measures are great tools to bring to an executive meeting, its over-reliance can lead to problems in the long-term. This is why Gallagher applies a "balanced scorecard" in organisations when it comes to safety leadership.
Our WHS workshop will cover:
The idea of being fit for work is not as simple as it sounds. It involves understanding the Inherent Requirements of the Job. This is the process of matching the injured worker to their duties, while they go through their rehabilitation. Understanding the Inherent Requirements of Jobs for key roles within an organisation underpins an employer's ability to proactively and effectively manage their workforce and reduce the risk of injury and workers' compensation claims.
Many organisations fail to truly understand the specific functional requirements of a role which means that employees can be ill-suited or incapable of performing all of their job demands. This results in poor performance, staff turnover, likely injury, and the cost of workers' compensation claims.
The Inherent Requirements of the Job (IROJ) represents the functional requirements of a role from a physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and environmental perspective. This allows employers to meet their legal obligations to monitor the health of their employees and implement strategies to support their employees when they know, or ought reasonably to have known, that employees can no longer meet the inherent requirements of their jobs.
Our workshop demonstrates the benefits of effective IROJ documentation, provides an understanding of key legislation, and outlines practical frameworks for implementing the inherent requirements processes. In addition, our occupational therapists are trained to detect worker mobility requirements and ensuring a positive outcome for both employee and employer.
Real-life case studies are used to assist with learning and understanding. Attendees will gain exposure to the common health/ mobility injuries in the workplace and how IROJ can be applied to empower organisations. As part of our end-to-end programs, this workshop includes:
Occupational violence and aggression (OVA) involves any situation where a team member feels threatened. This can include physical aggression and verbal abuse. The findings from Safe Work Australia revealed an alarming 37% of workers indicated they were sworn or yelled at in the workplace. Furthermore, 1 in 3 mental health claims filed by women involved some form of harassment or bullying. For men, this 1 in 5.
Unfortunately, this is an ongoing issue that warrants attention in our communities. OVA is a growing concern within most workplaces, including those who cater to vulnerable populations in the health, community and aged care space. About 22% of those workers reported that they were physically assaulted or threatened by patients or clients. Organisations need to actively look to address occupational violence to best support their workforce, to meet legal obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and to provide and maintain a working environment that is safe and without risk to health.
Workplace Risk facilitates industry specific Occupational Violence Workshops to up-skill workers in managing the health impacts of occupational violence in the workplace and provides the framework for a proactive and protective approach. Through practical case studies, activities, tools and open discussion the workshop aims to enhance workplace supports and resilience in dealing with occupational violence.
Attendees will cover the following topics:
The Australian workforce is greatly transforming with mature workers now retiring later and considering career changes. The average retirement age is being pushed back and older Australians are participating in the workforce. Reports from the Australian Human Rights Commission predicted that a quarter of Australians will be 65 years or older by 2050. This shift in demographic can bring new challenges and opportunities to the workplace. Organisations have legal obligations to monitor the health of employees and implement strategies to support them when they know or ought reasonably to have known of a employee's physical and psychological conditions or difficulty within the workplace.
Workplace Risk support employers to take a new approach to the ageing workforce including:
Poor ergonomic work practices or poorly designed workstations can play a significant role in the development of many preventable musculoskeletal disorders including neck and back discomfort, shoulder and arm discomfort, headaches, and repetitive strain injuries.
The best way to prevent poor ergonomic work practices, is to provide employees and managers with the right information to be able to identify and address the issues or risk factors before they cause an injury. By up-skilling employees, organisations are able to actively improve working environments and make positive changes to workplace culture. Employees who are comfortable and ergonomically supported within their work environment are more productive and less likely to experience absenteeism or suffer from injury.
Get in contact with one of our consultants to see our ergonomic assessments can help reduce your WorkCover claims.
Our ergonomic assessments aim to:
Workplace Risk facilitates Ergonomic Master Class Workshops to small group (2-6) of designated workplace ergonomic 'champions'. Using a train-the-trainer approach, the workshops enhance the imbedded internal expertise and capability in managing, monitoring and supporting the ergonomic needs of an organisations workforce.
During this session, attendees will be educated in:
Amidst all of the change that organisations are currently facing, Gallagher is committed to supporting our clients through this challenging time. Our highly experienced team, along with a range of industry experts, will take you through practical insights, case studies and evidence-based, best practice strategies to ensure you, your organisation and your team are working well despite the current health, safety and people management challenges. The team will also explore how to be prepared for a meaningful and return to the new normal and what that might look like.
With risk management in mind, our end-to-end programs incorporate:
We run a popular workshop series online and face-to-face across Australia.Find out more
Connect with our experts to review and improve your workers compensation program and current practices.
Early Intervention is an important aspect of the proactive management of occupational health.