Suitable Duties Plan

Suitable Duties Plan

This suitable duties plan:

  • Can assist you write up a work plan for a person who has been injured at work or has a work-related injury and needs alternative duties developed.
  • Can be very easily edited and customized so you can create your own suitable duties plan.


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What is a Suitable Duties Plan?

A suitable duties plan is a document that outlines an employee’s job duties and their current limitations due to a medical condition.

The plan is usually developed in consultation with the employee’s medical practitioner or physician and it is designed to protect the employee’s health and safety while accommodating the needs of the employer and employee.

There are a variety of reasons why an employee may need a suitable duties plan or medically restricted work plan. The most common reason is to protect the employee from further injury or illness. For example, an employee who has been injured on the job may need a medically restricted work plan to ensure that they do not perform any duties that could exacerbate their injury.

What are Suitable Duties?

When a worker is not medically fit to perform their normal work tasks ‘suitable duties’ or ‘medically restricted duties’ may need to be identified, so the worker can continue to work, albeit at a limited capacity.

Workers who have a medical condition that could be aggravated by their work may be entitled to request suitable work duties from a medical practitioner. This means that an employer would have to modify the employee’s job duties to accommodate their current condition.

Overview of Rehabilitation and Return to Work Programs 

Rehabilitation and return to work programs are essential components of a comprehensive approach to employee health and well-being. These programs aim to support employees who have experienced an injury, illness, or disability by providing necessary medical, psychological, and vocational interventions.

Rehabilitation focuses on restoring physical and mental functioning, improving mobility, reducing pain, and enhancing the overall quality of life. It may involve various therapies, treatments and interventions tailored to the individual’s specific needs.

Simultaneously, return to work programs focus on creating a structured and supportive process for employees to reintegrate into the workplace after a period of absence. This may include gradual work re-entry, workplace modifications, job accommodations and ongoing support from supervisors and colleagues.

By prioritizing rehabilitation and return to work, organizations can promote employee recovery, minimize productivity losses, foster a supportive work culture and facilitate the successful reintegration of employees into the workforce.

Refer to the flowchart below for an overview of the injury management process.

Suitable Duties Plan
                                                     The Injury Management Process

Contents of this Suitable Duties Plan

This plan has provisions for various aspects of providing suitable duties for an injured worker inclusive of:

  • Plan completed by.
  • Current medical certificate date.
  • Current plan goal.
  • Current plan duration.
  • Treating practitioner.
  • Current restrictions as per medical certificate or other medical advice.
  • We will be able to offer suitable duties in line with restrictions.
  • Specific tasks or duties to be completed.
  • Medical recommendations or other safe working guidelines.
  • Treating practitioner to complete.
  • This plan has been agreed to by.
  • Nominated doctor.
  • Return to work coordinator.

Why Choose to Buy this Suitable Duties Plan

This 2-page suitable duties template can assist you write up a rehabilitation and return to work plan for a person who has been injured at work or has a work-related injury and needs alternative duties developed in alignment to their work capacity certificate.

After purchasing this template you will be able to:

  • Very easily edit and customize the template to create your own suitable duties plan.
  • Apply your own style, format and brand to the plan.
  • Use it in any industry or sector regardless of size or type of organization.

Availability and Use of this Suitable Duties Plan

  • This template is accessible to you right now by clicking the ‘Buy Now’ button.
  • The plan will be delivered to you in fully editable Microsoft Word format for immediate and full use in your business.
  • There are no subscriptions, contracts or ongoing costs.

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