Modifying the workplace

Consider aspects of the job your worker can perform within their current capacity and explore whether they may be able to perform some or all of their normal duties with assistance.

This could include the use of equipment or modifications to the work environment. For example providing a chair to a worker with an ankle injury, who would normally stand, will enable your worker to take a break from standing for long periods while still performing their usual job.

Funding for equipment and/or workplace modifications is provided where it is necessary to allow the worker to recover at work, or to accept an offer of suitable employment. The equipment or workplace modification may be specific to your worker’s functional requirements or necessary to start a new work role.

There is no minimum or maximum set payment however the worker must meet the eligibility criteria and the application must meet the principles described in the Retraining, equipment and workplace modification guidelines.

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