Role of NT WorkSafe
NT WorkSafe is the administrative arm of the Work Heath Authority. The Work Health Authority is a person appointed by the Minister under the Work Health Administration Act 2011.
Below are the functions provided by NT WorkSafe:
Powers under the Act
NT WorkSafe has powers under the Return to Work Act 1986 to:
- administer the Act
- monitor compliance with, and enforce, the Act
- further the object of the Act
In its role to administer the Act, NT WorkSafe:
- encourages the provision of appropriate and early rehabilitation treatment of workers incapacitated or impaired in compensation incidents
- identifies the rehabilitation services needed in the Northern Territory for workers injured in workplace injuries
A key role of NT WorkSafe is to monitor, collect and analyse data on compensable incidents in the Territory.
- records the Authority holds for its purposes are all policies of insurance or indemnity issued, cancelled, renewed or lapsed and every claim made and payments made on these claims.
- NT Worksafe codes NT claim information for statistical purposes and provides statistical data to Safe Work Australia to meet national reporting requirements.
At its absolute discretion, NT WorkSafe approves insurers and self-insurers:
- to provide workers’ compensation insurance subject to conditions the Authority thinks appropriate
- it is important that insurers work co-operatively with NT WorkSafe to achieve the best performance for the scheme.