Injury on Duty
The COID Act (Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993), implemented by government, provides for the payment of compensation in the case of an employee's disablement as a result of work-based occupational injuries and diseases or death resulting from such injuries and diseases; and provides for related matters. See a detailed explanation of COID and Employer Registration.
Supervisor must immediately notify HR Administration Assistant on x8112 or 8009 or email hradmin(at)ru.ac.za
Supervisor must complete Injury on Duty form and submit to the HR Administrative Assistant within 24 hours.
HR Division must report the injury on duty telephonically to the Compensation Commissioner’s office (Department of Labour) in Pretoria within 7 days of the accident.
A claim number will be generated and a TR2 Card given to the affected staff member, who is referred to Settlers Hospital for medical treatment. Note: if the staff member goes to a private doctor this will be for his/her own account.
The onus is on the staff member to make sure that HR Administration is informed of the Doctor who administered treatment, and receives the First & Final Medical Reports from the Doctor concerned.
Supervisor / HOD must inform HR Administration as soon as the injured staff member returns to work. It is recommended that the department keeps a copy of the initial report, records the return date on the form and submits immediately to HR Administration.
HR Division deals with all matters pertaining to workman's compensation etc.
Note: according to the COID Act (Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993), an "employee" is "a person who has entered into or works under a contract of service or of apprenticeship or learnership, with an employer, whether the contract is express or implied, oral or in writing, and whether the remuneration is calculated by time or by work done, or is in cash or in kind, and includes... a casual employee employed for the purpose of the employer's business; a director or member of a body corporate who has entered into a contract of service or of apprenticeship or learnership with the body corporate, in so far as he acts within the scope of his employment in terms of such contract; a person provided by a labour broker against payment to a client for the rendering of a service or the performance of work , and for which service or work such person is paid by the labour broker; in the case of a deceased employee, his dependants, and in the case of an employee who is a person under disability, a curator acting on behalf of that employee".
More info: HR Administration Assistant: 046-603.8112 / 8009 or hradmin(at)ru.ac.za
Read the guidelines: RU Health & Safety Guide 5 Incidents & Accidents
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