Returning an injured worker to their pre-injury role may not always be possible. This could be due to limited availability of alternative duties or lighter duties while the employee is recovering from their injury. Should the employer not be able to offer suitable duties as part of a return to work program for the employee, then a host employment program may be beneficial.
Host employment is a short term graduated return to work program whereby an injured worker can attend and perform duties at an alternate place of employment, allowing them to safely progress their functional capacity and expedite their return to work. Host employment programs are ideal for injured workers, whereby a physical and/or psychological injury prevents them from returning to their previous place of employment.
KINNECT has an extensive database of host employers – businesses that are willing and able to provide suitable duties for injured workers participating in a return to work program. Our experienced Rehabilitation Consultants are able to help facilitate the placement of an injured worker within a relevant industry with suitable duties.