Unitywater, Qld has been recognised by Q-Comp for its commitment to rehabilitation practices and getting employees safely back to work after an injury.

The Employer Achievement Award for Rehabilitation and Return to Work was presented to Unitywater at the Return to Work Conference in Brisbane, to recognise the utility’s positive stay at work/return to work strategies.

Unitywater CEO, George Theo, said the award acknowledges the hard work being done to ensure employees have the best possible care and advice in the event of an injury.

“Although we continue to strive for Zero Harm, when an incident happens we are committed to helping our people get fit and back to normal as quickly and safely as possible,” Mr Theo said.

“Over the last year we have made many improvements in our health, rehabilitation and return to work practices, including engaging occupational healthcare specialist, Jobfit Health Group.

“Jobfit provides valuable assistance to our employees from initial consultation right through to rehabilitation, such as physiotherapy.

“Through working with Jobfit and implementing early intervention measures, our employees are returning to meaningful work sooner,” he said.

Unitywater operates and maintains $2.9 billion of essential water and sewerage infrastructure across a 5223 sq km service area and employs more than 800 people.

The Return to Work Awards are presented annually to recognise employers committed to a positive return to work culture.

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