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the winner – Darrell Wilson
the winner – Darrell Wilson

Work Options was proud to be sponsor of the inaugural Safety Award for the NSW Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association awards last Friday night. We were incredibly impressed with the quality of finalists and, of course, the winner – Darrell Wilson. Darrell was a humble, yet very deserving winner.

See what the judges said below:

Darrell was awarded for his response at high speed, in traffic on the M5, where he averted a potentially catastrophic accident which could have resulted in many deaths. Darrell was travelling on the M5 when a school bus carrying 20 children suddenly pulled out in front of him. His quick thinking response to stop the vehicle and turn the truck towards the concrete wall averted the collision. Darrell’s intention was to avoid the bus at all costs, even at his own well-being. Darrell’s driver professionalism & attention to detail, ensured that his response in this emergency situation was quick, appropriate & very highly skilled. In essence, Darrell put into practice what all heavy vehicle drivers should be doing and that is to be alert & attentive at all times.

Work Options’ Consultant Wins Award for Outstanding RTW Achievement!
Work Options’ Consultant Wins Award for Outstanding RTW Achievement!


Diane Hurst ARPA 2017 WInnerThe AwardOn Thursday, 2nd November the NSW Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association announced the winners of the inaugural ARPA NSW Excellence in Workplace Rehabilitation Awards.

We are very pleased to announce that Diana won the award for Outstanding Return to Work Achievement! This is a very well deserved win for Di. The case nominated had a number of complexities which required not only very strong occupational therapy and case management skills, but strong communication and a lot of ‘outside the box’ strategies to assist the worker achieve a full and sustainable RTW.

Diana automatically goes into the National Awards to be held Friday 17th November in Canberra.

We wish her all the best at the nationals!

Wellness at Work, Coffs Harbour
Wellness at Work, Coffs Harbour
On Wednesday, 13th September, Work Options was pleased to be part of the ‘Wellness at Work’ event run by the Coffs Coast Safety Network.
The event was held in beautiful Coffs Harbour and attended by a strong turnout of employers interested in the health and well being of their people.
There were some really interesting talks, such as Jim Kelly, Director of Health & Return to Work, SafeWork NSW, who talked about putting the ‘H’ back into WHS. Another inspiring speaker was Becky Cole from local radio station, CHYFM, who spoke on creating a health, productive and inclusive workplace.

As exhibitors at the event it was wonderful to talk to so many local employers who genuinely wanted to improve their organisational well being. Our hats off to them!”

Customer Service Award
Customer Service Award
Work Options wins 99.33% for customer service in the 2017 Australian Achievers Awards! Well done to our wonderful, hard-working team.

Work Options Relocate Coffs Harbour Office
Work Options Relocate Coffs Harbour Office

Work Options Coffs Harbour moves to new premises – near Coffs Jetty.

Suite 5, 4/30 Orlando Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Ph: 02 6651 5516

Fax: 02 9957 1311

Employers Mutual announcement
Work Options congratulates Employers Mutual on their selection as the sole Agent for NSW Workers Insurance from 2018 following a tender process with icare.

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icare announced major changes to NSW Workers Insurance
icare announced  major changes to NSW Workers Insurance
icare major changes announced to NSW Workers Insurance. At 31 Dec 2017 CGU & QBE will cease as icare Agents for NSW Workers Insurance and at 31 Dec 2018 GIO & Allianz will cease. All new claims and policies will only be managed by EML from 1 Jan 2018 with existing claims being transitioned to and managed by Allianz and GIO until end 2018.

New simpler Phone Words

Work Options introduces new phone words


making it easier for our customers to request workplace drug testing.

Give us a call to organise your  Workplace Drug Testing

1300TEST4DRUGS (1300 837 843)