Gallagher Bassett partner with Konekt to deliver improved employee safety

Gallagher Bassett have partnered with Konekt to deliver improved employee safety by ensuring maximum utilisation of their clients risk funding fee.

Gallagher Bassett have been providing specialist risk and professional services to corporate businesses, government departments, insurance companies, underwriters and agencies in Australia for more than 20 years. Gallagher Bassett’s goal is to provide customised claims management and risk mitigation solutions that improve their client’s premium and workplace health and safety performance and subsequently enhance their client’s reputation and financial performance.

One of Gallagher Bassett’s initiatives to deliver on this goal is the provision of a risk funding fee in their client policies. The risk funding fee is available to clients who hold a workers compensation insurance policy with Gallagher Basset to support safety and claims initiatives with the objective of reducing workplace injury.

Following a review of the usage and effectiveness of the risk funding fee, Gallagher Bassett recognised the requirement for a best-practice partner to support clients in the areas of injury prevention programs and workplace health and safety consulting. Konekt were chosen to deliver these services.

“Gallagher Bassett selected Konekt as a business partner after significant market research had been completed. Konekt had a proven track record of improving business’s injury prevention and risk reduction. We were impressed with their adaptable model. We didn’t want a one size fits all approach. Together we can work with different types of companies and government departments, in different industries, and tailor a product to suit individual client needs. The main aim is to reduce overall claim numbers and reduce average claim costs – with the overall objective of lowering premiums and improving productivity.” Danny Benjamin, Manager, National and Key Accounts, Gallagher Bassett.

Gallagher Bassett selected Konekt as a business partner significant market research had been completed. Konekt had a proven track record of improving business’s injury prevention and risk reduction. We were impressed with their adaptable model. Danny Benjamin, Manager, National and Key Accounts, Gallagher Bassett.

Both Konekt and Gallagher Basset believe strongly that early intervention delivers the most significant positive impact on an organisation’s claims performance and return to work outcomes for injured workers. Further, by investing in injury prevention services such as manual handling training, ergonomics and workplace health and safety improvement programs organisations can see significant reduction in workplace injuries and claims.

This partnership is designed to deliver best practice employee safety and injury prevention services to Gallagher Bassett clients via the utilisation of the clients risk management contribution fee.

Konekt and Gallagher Bassett have developed a suite of service offerings which include the provision of proven injury prevention and risk reduction solutions. Some of these services include:

  • Early intervention claims and injury management solutions
  • Task analysis completion
  • Job dictionary development to support effective recruitment and better manage return to work through the identification of alternate duties for injured workers
  • Manual handling assessments and training
  • Ergonomic assessments and training
  • Workplace health and safety consulting services

Konekt and Gallagher Bassett believe that organisations who take advantage of this partnership will not only improve their compliance to legislation but will also reduce risks which may be present in their business. In essence this means less workplace injuries, reduced premium costs and improved productivity.

Konekt clients who have taken advantage of similar services have benefited from:

  • Reduced incident reporting timeframes
  • Reduced days lost following a workplace injury
  • Reduced premium and claims costs
  • Improved morale of workforce
  • Reduced risk of injury
  • Improved compliance to legislation

This initiative is available to all Gallagher Bassett clients who volunteer into the program. Both Konekt and Gallagher Bassett welcome the opportunities that this partnership will deliver to our clients.

For more information please contact John Wigg, Business Development Manager, Konekt on 03 9624 5003.

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