Injury Prevention & Early Intervention

Injury Prevention & Early Intervention

Hoys Work Health believes that prevention is better than a cure. The best way to handle workplace injuries is to anticipate and eliminate risks before anything happens.

Any injury that occurs at work is a serious incident. It can disrupt a business in many ways. It is expensive, increases downtime, decreases productivity and forces overtime. And of course, depending on the severity of the injury, it can be a life changing event for the employee.

Hoys Work Health employ experienced consultants  trained in ergonomics and risk assessment and management, with specific knowledge in current workplace health and safety regulations. We offer tailored assessments and training to assist in ensuring your office is ergonomically efficient and promotes a safe and healthy work environment.

Our practical and cost effective injury prevention solutions save you money, time, and provide peace of mind for you and your employees. 

Pre-Employment Assessment

A Pre-Employment assessment assist the recruitment process by identifying the applicant’s physical suitability for the role and identifying those who may be at risk of injury or aggravation of a pre-existing injury.

Hoys Work Health can tailor a personalised physical assessment for your recruitment process to ensure candidates are physically matched to the job they are applying for. Assessing the candidate(s) against the predetermined requirements of the role will protect both you and them. Our assessments aren’t generic “one-size-fits-all” solutions.

The individualised assessments can include:

  • A comprehensive medical history review
  • Task performance, specific to the role to be performed
  • Flexibility, posture & strength
  • Musculoskeletal functional assessment (strength and endurance testing)
  • Lifting & carrying capacity
  • Objective testing such as blood pressure testing, resting heart rate, SPO2-blood/ oxygen saturation, Height/Weight & BMI
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Visual & Audiometric (hearing) testing
  • Spirometry Assessments (Pulmonary / Lung Function Tests)

Task Analysis / Risk Assessment

A Hoys Work Health Task Analysis / Risk Assessment comprises of a comprehensive analysis of each task performed in a job role. This is undertaken by observing worker in practice. The assessor will identify the physical demands of each tasks and conduct a risk analysis for each task. Education may be provided to staff regarding manual handling techniques at this time.

A comprehensive report is be provided which outlines the physical demands of each task including environmental factors. A risk matrix is used to provide information regarding potential risks associated with the task. Recommendations are made regarding how this risk could be mitigated or best managed.

This report could also be utilised when assessing an individual’s physical capacity for employment (see pre-employment assessments); and to identify suitable duties in the event of an injury and return to work program.

Corporate Health

Our team of Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists can coordinate individual health assessments to assess key biomedical and lifestyle factors and identify health risks in an individual. This can include an analysis of the workplace population to identify key areas of health risk in an organisation.

Hoys Work Health facilitate tailored health programs aimed at improving the overall health and well-being of employees, with an emphasis on providing ongoing support to assist positive behaviour and lifestyle change such as exercise programs, smoking cessation, or stress management. Improved health can positively impact on productivity and job satisfaction.