What is the Purpose of the Worksite Assessment?
A worksite assessment is an extremely important component of the work rehabilitation/return to work program and is conducted to determine the personal requirements for satisfactory participation in chosen occupations for the individual.
The assessment can take many forms, one of these being the vocational assessment of the disabled worker. The purpose is for you (rehabilitation provider) to develop a clearer understanding of the problem, resources available, and strategies necessary to alleviate problems.
The assessment of the vocational ability of worker with an injury centres around their workplace, and as such, conducting an assessment of the workplace and evaluating the worker’s ability to complete required activities is essential.
Information gathered during a worksite assessment allows you to generate a suitable duties program, and also a graduated return to work program (providing advice on appropriate duties and hours) that assists injured workers return to work within a reasonable timeframe.