Despite the torrential rain, NSW members gathered at the Sofitel Wentworth on Thursday June 8 to attend the AXIS Rehabilitation Industry Breakfast. Members were keen to learn about the latest research in health and wellbeing strategies.
Axis Business Partner, Michael Tew, opened the day and introduced the first of two keynote speakers – Dr Jay Spence, from Uprise.
Dr Spence provided an overview of current research into Health and Wellbeing strategies, and the effect that these strategies can have on workplace engagement. Among the key findings was that perceived support from managers have the greatest impact on staff wellbeing. Dr Spence revealed how positive outcomes can be achieved with interventions targeting the different levels of a business, from the individual to the organisation. Dr Spence remained afterwards to discuss mental health and wellbeing strategies with many of the attendees.
Following Dr Spence’s presentation, David Brentnall (Managing Partner from Axis) highlighted the importance of early intervention when managing workplace injuries. He provided attendees with 5 key principles highly performing workplaces are using to streamline injury management. David also presented data demonstrating the amount of money businesses save when implementing early intervention initiatives. In particular, reducing the length of time a worker is on light duties, and reducing the likelihood of a worker developing a chronic condition. In one year, this saved a truck manufacturer more than 80% in statutory claims cost.
Some great questions were raised by the audience during Q&A time, regarding implementation of onsite physiotherapy clinics. David highlighted that providing a suite of additional injury prevention services; such as risk assessments, task analyses, and health and wellbeing initiatives, makes good business sense.
It was a terrific breakfast, with many staying to network until the end.
SCLAA members can access AXIS’ exclusive whitepaper, which includes the seminar content by visiting bit.ly/AXIS-SCLAA