Your manager should explain why your case should be referred to the OHS. Your case will only be sent to the OHS once you have given written consent.
You may take advice from your PCS representative to help ensure that the OHS referral is clear, complete and accurate.
Ask for a copy of the Referral to help you prepare for your OHS consultation and always request a copy of the OHS Outcome Report.
A health referral will result in you being invited to take part in a rapid telephone consultation with a OHS nurse. In a minority of more complex cases it may be necessary for this to progress to a face to face appointment, an assessment with a doctor or for a report to be requested from your doctor.
Your manager has instructions on the management of your OHS appointment (OHS manager zone 5, step 6). Your manager must ensure:
You have the right to expect:
Contact your local PCS representative for advice and support when your manager proposes a referral to the OHS.