Workers compensation bulletin - issue 32

In this edition: A new strategy to support small businesses, allied health recovery request (AHRR) update, and unqualified counsellor breached code of conduct.

A new strategy to support small businesses

We have released the Work Health and Safety and Workers Compensation Small Business Strategy on our website.

SIRA developed this three-year strategy in collaboration with partner agencies and industry stakeholders including SafeWork NSW, the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner, and industry peak body representatives.

The strategy aligns with the NSW Government’s Small Business Strategy to make NSW the easiest place to start and grow a business, as well as the SafeWork NSW Work Health and Safety Roadmap for NSW 2022.

It provides the framework for us to help make it easier for small businesses to meet their work health and safety and workers compensation obligations.

We will achieve this by focusing on delivering products and services to small businesses in a cohesive and consistent way, reducing red tape and making it easier for businesses and regulators to connect.

View the strategy on the SIRA website.

Allied health recovery request (AHRR) update

In response to customer feedback, SIRA has developed a plain text version of the interactive AHRR PDF. This replaces the previous AHRR PDF (orange in colour) and aligns with the recently released plain text Word version.

For more information on the AHRR, see our website.

Unqualified counsellor breached code of conduct

SIRA authorises providers of workplace rehabilitation and other related counselling and psychological services for workers compensation.

We wish to inform all participants of the NSW Workers Compensation system that Mr David Kaye is not authorised to provide any services to workers under the scheme.

We understand that Mr Kaye has attempted to recover counselling fees from workers. Should Mr Kaye attempt to recover fees relating to workers compensation claims, please seek legal advice and contact us on 13 10 50.

Find out more on our website.