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WorkCover WA

Workplace Profile

WorkCover WA is the government agency responsible for overseeing and regulating the workers’ compensation and injury management scheme in Western Australia. To ensure the State’s workers’ compensation and injury management scheme operates effectively for the people of Western Australia, WorkCover WA:

  • provides information and education on all aspects of the scheme
  • promotes the injury management and vocational rehabilitation of injured workers to help them successfully return to work
  • undertakes research and provides statistics in the areas of rehabilitation, injury prevention and noise induced hearing loss
  • monitors employers to ensure they are insured for workers’ compensation to their full liability in accordance with the Act
  • regulates and monitors the performance of service providers (eg. insurers, self-insurers, approved vocational rehabilitation providers and registered agents) to ensure they deliver an appropriate standard of service to workers and employers
  • ensures all workers employed in a prescribed noisy workplace have hearing tests
  • provides Conciliation and Arbitration Services to resolve disputed workers’ compensation matters
  • registers agreements where parties agree to settle a claim for compensation or determination of the level of a worker’s impairment prior to civil action.

Health & Wellbeing Highlights

WorkCover WA received Bronze recognition for having the following:  

  • Detailed action plan outlining key strategies for implementation over the next 12 months
  • Standing agenda item at Occupational Health and Safety meetings and HR meetings to discuss their health and wellbeing program
  • Dedicated Health and Wellness section on staff intranet which provides information on a range of health topics
  • Annual budget allocated towards implementing their health and wellbeing program
  • Free access to on-site gym
  • End of journey facilities to encourage physical activity and active transport including showers, lockers, change rooms, clothes rack and secure bike storage
  • Free registration for staff to participate in the Global Corporate Challenge to encourage them to be more physically active and get at least 10,000 steps a day
  • Corporate team in HBF Run for a Reason, with entry fees being covered for all participants
  • Fresh fruit and healthy snacks available at a subsidised rate
  • Flexible working arrangements to promote and support work-life balance
  • Free healthy heart checks, flu vaccinations and skin cancer checks
  • Awareness raising information displayed around office
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Industry Public Administration & Safety
Workplace size 20 - 199
Location Shenton Park
Current Achievement
Melanie Deague Coordinator Workforce Development November 2016

"At WorkCover WA, we prioritise health and wellbeing, with the aim of creating a workplace that is healthy, engaged, connected and productive. We want our people to enjoy good physical, social and mental health and we have developed programs to support and provide everyone the opportunity to improve their health and wellbeing at work and in their personal lives. "

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