By: Quality Rehabilitation Services  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Rehabilitation Services, Workplace Assessments

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Injury Management and Rehabilitation Services WORKPLACE ASSESSMENTS
  • An assessment of the individual’s workplace and their injury status.
  • Identification of key tasks and biomechanical requirements for tasks.
  • Determining availability of alternative/light tasks.
  • Negotiating a Graded Return To Work Programme with employer/employee and providing support/education/advice through monitoring.
  • Assisting the injured client to return to pre-injury level of functioning.
  • Communicating with key stakeholders (ACC Case Managers, Employers, General Practitioner, Health Professionals) to help client achieve a safe and successful return to work outcome.


  • Establishing a structured, graded return to work programme.
  • Monitoring service that aides the injured person while gradually returning to pre-injury hours and or tasks.
  • Includes supervision and advice regarding work practices for example posture.
  • Troubleshooting alternative duties and strategies to address barriers to return to work.
  • Assisting the injured person to maintain a safe level of work activity in the workplace whilst recovering from an injury.


  • An FCE is the most accurate way to assess a persons ability to perform specific job functions.
  • The assessment process is performed ‘one on one’ by a specifically trained and qualified Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist.
  • The FCE aims to identify:
    1. What your client can do;
    2. Identify his/her capability of returning to work;
    3. Determine work tolerance and endurance;
    4. Provide an objective baseline for return to work and rehabilitation planning;
    5. Establish the safe physical performance levels for alternative work.
  • The FCE consists of:
    1. Interview based history taking;
    2. Musculoskeletal physical assessment;
    3. Completion of a range of physical tasks to assess cardiovascular fitness, strength, endurance, safe maximal lifting capacity, grip strength and postural tolerances.
  • The FCE is reported through a Health Professional analysis with a formal written report and a specific computer generated results sheet of  physical  performance. The final report can be targeted to specifically answering questions of the company/individual requesting the service.


QRS Assessors are skilled in completing home based assessments to assess client’s health and injury related needs to restore their independence to complete daily activities.
  • Assessors complete culturally safe assessments in the client’s home.
  • Assessors identify the client’s pre-injury level of function and compare this to post injury level of function.
  • Assessment of personal cares, ability to complete domestic/home help tasks, childcare and transport is completed.
  • Education and support is provided to help restore independence.
  • A detailed report with advice is provided to the appropriate funding agency with recommended care/support hours to enable the client to cope with tasks during their healing and recovery period.       


QRS Assessors have ENABLE accreditation and training to complete equipment assessments. The assessment aims to:
  • Provide appropriate equipment to promote safety and independence when completing personal care and domestic tasks.
  • Provide education of the set-up and use of the equipment.
  • Liaise with appropriate funding agency regarding issue of prescribed aids/appliances and equipment.  


QRS Assessors are ENABLE accredited and have several years experience working for Social Services overseas, Ministry of Health (NZ) and for ACC.  Assessors are able to complete:
  • Assessments for structural and non-structural housing modifications.
  • Liaise with all relevant parties (funding agency, client, builder, architect and building advisor) to ensure that the modifications remove barriers, enable independence and safety and facilitate freedom of movement within the home and workplace.
  • Non-structural housing modifications include assessment for rails, temporary ramping, and simple attachments to facilitate independence in the shower.
  • Structural Housing modifications include: widening doorways,  adding/removing walls, permanent ramping,  bathroom modifications (wet area showers, wheelchair accessible vanities) and kitchen modifications (altering bench height, creating space to facilitate wheelchair accessibility in the kitchen).
  • Modifications to the workplace (disabled toilets).

Health and Safety

ERGONOMIC WORK STATION ASSESSMENTSWork station assessments are essential to maintain a good working posture. Without it, aches and pains, stiffness and headaches can lead to staff sustaining soft tissue injuries, reduced productivity and / or requiring time off work.Quality Rehabilitation Services workstation assessments are designed to cover all points of the OSH Approved Code of Practice and VDU Code of Practice.  All Assessors are professionally trained in the management of discomfort, pain and injury. Assessments may take 10–30 minutes depending on a persons needs. Reports are provided to the Health and Safety Manager. Our ergonomic assessments cover the following:
  • Ergonomic Workstation set up.
  • Optimal heights and angles for equipment.
  • Posture.
  • Self maintenance techniques.
  • Office exercise to encourage stretching.
  • A written Ergonomic Assessment Report for each individual to contain all recommendations for optimal ergonomic workstation set up.

At Quality Rehabilitation Services we can deliver:

  • Back care education.
  • Manual handling training.
  • Education regarding safe work practices.
  • Ensuring that the injured client’s workplace meets the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 and advising all parties on areas of non compliance.
  • Workplace Modification – removing barriers and hazards in the workplace.
  • Modification of tasks, work practices and/or procedures.
  • Providing education and advice to clients on the natural history of the injury and expected healing timeframes, rehabilitation protocols, exercises and stretches to minimise symptoms and to promote function.


A member of our staff can assist you in the development of written policies and procedures inline with legislative requirements.  Let us do the work for you -
  • Documentation of policies and procedures in relation to Health and Safety and Employment Act.
  • Identify roles and responsibility.

The health and wellbeing of employees is crucial to the success of any business.  Employees are at their most productive when they are in an environment that supports their health and wellbeing.

Quality Rehabilitation Services provides a range of customised programs to meet the needs of your company.  We have Registered Nurses who can perform a health check depending on the needs of your organisation and offer support and advice to minimise the risk of preventable disease. QRS Occupational Health Nurses can provide:
  • Blood pressure checks.
  • Cholesterol and blood sugar checks.
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) reading and interpretation.
  • Advice on lifestyle health issues.
  • Advise on stress management.

The health check can take between 15-20 minutes and results are discussed with each client.   

In addition to the individual health benefits of wellness checks a report can be provided to your company on the general health status of your staff identifying any significant trends or areas which may benefit from upskilling or resourcing e.g. ergonomic workstation assessments or manual handling training to minimize risks associated with Occupational Overuse Syndrome and manual handling injuries.MEDICO-LEGAL REPORTS FOR DEFENDANTS/PLAINTIFFSQRS Assessors have experience of completing medico-legal reports to the required standard for UK, NSW, Australia and South African personal injury systems and the road accident funds.Assessors are able to complete:
  • Medico-legal case management.
  • Personal Injury reports including cost of care and equipment.
  • Personal Injury report with regards to rehabilitation and resources for clients moving to New Zealand from overseas.

Keywords: Rehabilitation Services, Workplace Assessments

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