Given the escalation of psychosocial incidents in the workplace in recent years, there’s never been a better time to implement a Fit For Work framework.
So let’s start with what Fit For Work actually means: being physically, mentally and emotionally capable of completing work tasks.
It’s essentially about recognising the value of the human beings in your workplace and ensuring you do all that you can to create a safe workplace for them. In this context, safety encompasses physical, mental and emotional safety.
It means more than just having a WHS policy, coupled with incident and hazard reporting.
It means taking proactive steps to ensure staff are holistically safe in the workplace.