To help all sites to prevent musculoskeletal injury, reduce absence and ensure early management of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs), we provide colleagues with a full scope of our Occupational Health Physiotherapy services, from prevention, right through to rehabilitation.
Our prevention services include training for managers and colleagues to educate on injury prevention, early referral to physiotherapy and manual handling. Participation in onsite wellbeing initiatives also helps to promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle and behaviour to prevent and reduce injuries.
The Occupational Health Physiotherapist onsite at Asda has regular presence in the workplace, ensuring a full and accurate understanding of the environment and potential risks that could cause or further aggravate any MSDs. This enables the onsite physiotherapist to carry out correct and accurate workplace assessments to all Asda colleagues, which has helped to reduce musculoskeletal injuries and promoted self-management.
For colleagues who were, or currently are, suffering from a musculoskeletal injury, a clinical assessment and treatment plan is provided. This plan focuses on both the injury and all surrounding factors and aims to help employees return to work efficiently.
To ensure Asda is provided with full visibility of the service and its effectiveness, Connect provide 6 monthly data on service usage and cost savings to all of Asda management across all four sites. We also hold regular feedback sessions with managers to pre-empt any absences that could occur.