Advice and guidance for employers in supporting employees with long term health conditions returning to and continuing in work
If an employee has a long term condition, then vocational (work) rehabilitation can help them return to and remain in work. This also benefits the organisation in retaining a productive member of their team.
The workplace is a suitable environment to support employees and provide interventions that allow them to come to work or continue at work. Other agencies can provide appropriate healthcare or treatment, which the employer can also access and use for support.
It is important to ensure that a personalised risk assessment is carried out and identified risk reduction measures, both mental and physical, are put in place to help the individual remain at work. A risk assessment should be carried out when an employee
The key areas a return to work risk assessment should include are
For information on workplace health, safety and wellbeing, contact your local health board team