When are Employers required to prepare Return to Work (RTW) Plans and Injury Management (IM) Plans?
- Recovery at Work and Return to Work Plans should be developed and tailored to suit the needs of the individual who is injured, and assist and promote optimal return to work outcomes.
- Recovery at Work and Return to Work Plans will be utilised if a worker suffers a significant injury where a partial or total incapacity exceeds 5 days.
- GIO will engage with the employers to ensure these plans are prepared and implemented after 5 days, in consultation with the injured worker, and the primary treating medical practitioner.
- These plans must be received by GIO within 21 days from the initial medically certified incapacity.