Everyone wants to reduce the human and financial impact of workplace injuries. We believe this can be achieved by working together as a team. This means effective communication and collaboration between claims managers, return to work providers, employers, employees and medical practitioners. Everyone must be focused on supporting injured workers to return to the workplace as safely and quickly as possible.
The Government of South Australia is committed to supporting our injured workers. We have a strong focus on supporting your quick, safe and sustainable return to suitable employment.
Although the South Australian Public Sector is made up of a number of agencies, we operate as one employer. The Your Road to Recovery booklet gives an overview of employees’ rights and responsibilities, our obligations as your employer, what happens when you lodge a claim for a work-related injury, and the process of returning to work.
Injury Management Standards
The South Australian Public Sector Injury Management Standards (IM Standards) seek to:
- ensure all South Australian Public Sector (SAPS) agencies understand their obligations as Crown self-insured employers under the Return to Work Act 2014 (SA) (RTW Act)
- promote the integration of injury prevention and management into core business.
The IM Standards replace the SAPS Injury Management Practice Notes and the South Australian Public Sector Code of Practice for Self-Insured Employers.
They apply to all South Australian Crown self-insured employers and outline requirements, policies, and guidelines for the administration of an injury management system across the public sector.