4.5.12 Equipment & related services Types of requests for equipment & related services | Processing requests from contracted equipment suppliers | Determine urgency of request | Complete equipment order form | Small stock items under $200 | Hospital direct orders | Pre-approved repairs | Urgent repairs out of business hours

WorkSafe can pay the reasonable costs of supply (purchase/hire) of equipment and related services to assist a worker in the rehabilitation of their work-related An injury/disease is work related if it arose out of or in the course of employment and the scope of employment. injury or illness or where the worker’s work-related injury or illness causes impaired function of the worker’s activities of daily living.

WorkSafe can consider paying for equipment where that equipment promotes function and assists in the recovery of a work-related injury or illness. WorkSafe can also consider the reasonable costs of related services, including repairs, maintenance and delivery of equipment.

WorkSafe have a contracted equipment supplier list of suppliers who are contracted to supply equipment to injured workers and this list must be used to supply items. Where an item is not on the approved equipment list, the Agent and/or OT Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to or are expected to do or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement . should contact the WorkSafe Equipment team.

All providers of equipment and related services need to be registered with and approved by WorkSafe to provide equipment and related services.

See: Cost of services | Aids & appliances


See: Policy for Equipment & Related Services

Supporting documents

Community Continence Prescription form

Equipment Order form

Hospital Direct - Equipment Order form

Hospital Discharge Continence Prescription form

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