How to use the self-assessment checklist
By using the self-assessment checklist, employers should be able to assess •
their workplace rehabilitation systems on a range of categories and elements
separated into workplace rehabilitation system speciﬁ c issues and issues
relating to the management of rehabilitation at the individual worker level.
Administration of the self-assessment checklist should preferably be carried •
out by an individual with an understanding of the principles of workplace
rehabilitation and some practical experience in the ﬁ eld.
The self-assessment checklist should be used by the employer as an internal •
review tool and should be retained by the employer. It is not required that the
completed self-assessment checklist be returned to Q-COMP.
The self-assessment checklist is designed to provide employers with a •
knowledge of basic principles of good practice and to assist them to gain a
snapshot of how their system and processes are working in practice.
It is intended that the self-assessment checklist will highlight areas of •
performance/compliance and non-performance/non-compliance.
The self-assessment checklist is divided into two sections: •
Section One The workplace rehabilitation environment; and »
Section Two Checklist for individual worker’s ﬁ le. »
Section One is designed to assess the environment for workplace rehabilitation •
while Section Two is designed to be used in assessing individual workers’
rehabilitation ﬁ les.
The assessor should ﬁ rst work through all the workplace rehabilitation •
categories in Section One, progressively examining each element and
of compliance by ticking the box or non-compliance by leaving the box blank.
An assessment of provided may be indicated if one or more items of evidence
Following completion of Section One, the assessor should select a random •
sample of workplace rehabilitation ﬁ les to assess the management of each
individual workers’ rehabilitation using the self-assessment checklist in Section
Smaller employers with a limited claims history may choose to assess all •
rehabilitation ﬁ les.
Larger employers should ensure that the population from which the sample •
is to be randomly selected represents a relevant population that will provide
a meaningful sample to test for compliance with the categories and elements
set out in the self-assessment checklist.
Assessors will be able to see at glance which elements show evidence of •
compliance or non-compliance. Partial compliance or other comments can also
be indicated in the Comments/action required column.
A space is provided after each category to record more extensive notes •
Following completion of the self-assessment checklist, a performance •
summary report and an improvement action plan should be developed.
The performance summary report and the improvement action plan should •
identify opportunities for improvement in performance. The performance
summary report should also identify successful strategies and achievements in
The improvement action plan should detail issues for improvement, the •
proposed actions to be taken, the timeframes for action and responsibilities
for action. Actions should be implemented within a reasonable time after
completing the self-assessment checklist.
About the self-assessment of workplace rehabilitation