The MTA is pleased to report that from the over 500 Apprentices currently employed, ZERO are off work due to a workplace injury. MTA members and hosts are leading the way in safe work practices and our own WHS team has been playing a crucial role in helping you all achieve this target, keeping young people in safe work environments.
There is no doubt that Early Intervention has played a significant part in apprentices making an early return back to work after an incident.
Some of the early intervention strategies that MTA have in place to assist Apprentices and Host Employers are:
- WHS & RTW Apprentice Inductions
- Worker/Doctor Information Packs
- Early Incident Reporting to Services Managers
- Early Medical & First Aid Treatment to allocated Medical Centre
- Reporting All Incidents to the MTA’s WHS&RTW Coordinator with 24hrs
- Immediate Suitable Duties provided by Employers
- Toolbox Meetings with a WHS focus on Hazard Identification
The MTA is always focussed on safety in the workplace, whether it is hazard identification or early return to work and rehabilitation following a workplace injury. Work in the automotive industry is strenuous and even when a workshop has the highest safety standards, accidents can still occur. It is well documented that early intervention in relation to workplace incidents results in early return back to work.The MTA works with a number of people to get apprentices back into the workplace after an injury. If you require any assistance in Return to Work, please contact Cos Lamberto WHS&RTW Coordinator by clicking here or by calling 8440 2628.