A Light Vehicle 1st Year Apprentice suffered a back strain as a result of lifting a SUV wheel from the floor to the vehicle rear axle which was on the hoist.
The apprentice was treated onsite by the First Aid Officer, however as a precaution was taken to the host employer’s allocated medical centre for a further medical review. The medical practitioner cleared the apprentice to return back to work the same day and an appointment was made for the apprentice to receive some physiotherapy treatment.
The Host Employer’s early intervention processes and commitment to providing immediate suitable work was a key element in the apprentice achieving a no lost time injury and making a full return back to the apprentice’s normal duties.
It is great to see that there is such a high awareness and support in employers implementing their early workplace injury intervention processes achieving successful return to work outcomes.
Well done Solitaire Jaguar & Land Rover, as usual always providing a safe workplace for all workers!
The MTA works with a number of people to get apprentices back into the workplace after an injury. If you have an apprentice or other employees that need assistance in Return to Work, contact Cos Lamberto at the MTA by clicking here.