IPAR helps those in need this Christmas

At IPAR, we strive to make a positive impact on the community we are part of. What better time to do this than at Christmas.

This year, we are proud to announce our very own IPAR Christmas Appeal, providing the opportunity for our team, their friends and family, to spread some Christmas cheer to those in our community most in need. The IPAR Christmas Appeal has seen us partner with website Simply Giving, to enable our team to ‘shop’ from a range of toys and books for children, then donate these to one of nine selected charities. IPAR has kicked off the December campaign with a donation of $2,000, while in the first two days of the appeal alone our team has already donated an additional $1,000 worth of toys and books.

View our Christmas Appeal here.

The IPAR Christmas Appeal will run right up to Christmas Day and is part of IPAR’s corporate social responsibility program to be formally launched in 2014, ‘IPAR in the Community’. This program will provide our team with the opportunity to make a positive contribution throughout the year via volunteering programs and other activities determined by the team members themselves. Further information about IPAR in the Community will be announced in early 2014.

IPAR expands in New South Wales

NSW-Map-Update_Email-SigIPAR’s New South Wales geographic coverage has expanded once again with new office locations in Coffs Harbour and the Central Coast.

Both offices were identified as key expansion sites for IPAR, improving our ability to service customers in these important regional centres. The offices will be staffed by local Rehabilitation Consultants, supported by our extensive New South Wales and national management teams.

Ben O’Neill, General Manager – South East Australia stated “we are delighted to add the Central Coast and Coffs Harbour to our expanding New South Wales footprint. We have been fortunate to bring on board strong, experienced managers in each of these locations, which were identified by our customers as geographic priorities to enable continued, cost effective service delivery.”

The offices will be providing the full suite of IPAR services, from injury prevention to injury management and return to work services.

Contact details for the new Coffs Harbour and Central Coast offices are detailed in the locations page of this website. For New South Wales referrals, please email rehab@ipar.com.au or complete our online referral form.

IPAR acquires Incorporating Ergonomics

Incorpoating Ergonomics_Sml Logo-02IPAR has expanded into the ACT market with the acquisition of Canberra firm Incorporating Ergonomics.

Incorporating Ergonomics has provided an extensive range of injury prevention and injury management services to government and private enterprise in the ACT for the past 16 years.

The acquisition by IPAR will significantly strengthen both businesses, providing a national support structure and a new suite of service offerings for Incorporating Ergonomics, while expanding IPAR’s geographic footprint and enhancing service provision to national customers.

David Sagar, Managing Director of IPAR, states “moving into the ACT has been a big focus of our expansion plans this year, and acquiring such a well established business as Incorporating Ergonomics provided us with the ideal opportunity.”

“We are very pleased that Jenny Kerr, Director of Incorporating Ergonomics, will be staying on as our Manager for ACT, providing another level of depth and experience to our management team.”

The acquisition of Incorporating Ergonomics means IPAR has one of the largest geographic footprints in the market, with over 18 branches across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the ACT, with further expansion also planned.

To find out more about Incorporating Ergonomics, please go to www.ergonomic.com.au

IPAR listed in 2013 BRW Fast 100


We are delighted to announce that IPAR has been listed in the 2013 BRW Fast 100, coming in at position 40. This is the third consecutive year that our business has made the annual list and is our highest ranking yet (following number 51 in 2011 and number 60 in 2012).

This result is made even more impressive due to the fact that only a small number of businesses have been able to make the list for three consecutive years, as it becomes harder to continue rapid growth the larger a business becomes.

David Sagar, IPAR Managing Director, believes the result is a testimony to the hard work and dedication of the IPAR team. “I really want to thank our staff for the amazing contribution they have made toward making this possible and helping to continue the ongoing success and growth of our business.”

New products join Strong4Life™ suite


IPAR is excited to announce two new modules to the Strong4Life™ injury prevention training suite — Office Ergonomics and Healthy Mind modules.

These new modules join the highly successful Manual Handling program, to offer a total approach to health and wellbeing at home and at work. The Strong4Life™ product suite now promotes a ‘healthy body, healthy mind and healthy workplace.’

Strong4Life™ Office Ergonomics

Developed by IPAR’s ergonomists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, the Office Ergonomic program empowers participants with the knowledge, skills and tools to identify risk factors within the workplace and to apply ergonomic principles to manage and reduce these risks. Participants learn to recognise the early signs of musculoskeletal stress and how to apply simple principles and tools to stay strong, safe and healthy.

Strong4Life™ Healthy Mind

This program has been developed by our team of psychologists to provide education, guidance, skills and tools to workforce and manager-level participants in the area of mental health and wellbeing. It assists participants to recognise the early signs of mental stress, and to identify risk factors in the workplace that may cause psychological distress. Participants learn strategies to build psychological resilience and to develop effective communication strategies to have the conversation on stress.

For further information on the Strong4Life™ system and how it can deliver a nationally consistent training message for injury prevention in your organisation, please contact Tim Elvery, National Manager – Business Development, on 07 3253 5000.

IPAR is a ‘Great Place to Work’

Moo_053In February this year, more than 80% of our IPARian workforce participated in the BRW’s Great Places to Work Survey. This survey was an important step in fulfilling our goal to create a vibrant, healthy and engaging workplace.

We were delighted to be placed in 57th position out of the 175 companies that participated in the survey. In fact, 90% of our participants strongly agreed to the statement: “In taking everything into account, I would say IPAR is a great place to work”.

Our workforce is rapidly expanding, so if you are interested in joining our ‘great place to work’, please view the Job Opportunities page of this website.

Townsville Office Open for Business!

NOL-Townsville-150-x-150-pxIPAR is delighted to announce the opening of our first office in regional Queensland, with IPAR Townsville now open for business.

IPAR Townsville will provide a full suite of injury prevention, occupational rehabilitation and return to work services to customers south to Mackay and north to Cairns.

Contact details for IPAR Townsville are as follows:

Suite 2001, Level 2,
Suncorp Tower
61-73 Sturt St, Townsville 4810

Phone: 07 4771 6465
Fax: 07 3112 4099

Referrals can be emailed to rehab@ipar.com.au or complete the online referral form on this website.

QComp Award Finalist

q-comp-150-x-150-pxNeil Hensley, Occupational Rehabilitation Specialist from IPAR Brisbane, has been selected as a finalist in the Q-Comp Return to Work Awards.

Now in their 5th year, the Return to Work Awards celebrate ‘injured workers who have proudly achieved their goals, case managers who truly care, employers committed to positive return to work culture, health providers that innovate, and rehab coordinators who go the extra mile.’

Neil has been selected as a finalist in the Health Provider Achievement Award – congratulations Neil!

The winners of the Return to Work Awards will be announced at the Awards ceremony on 30 October 2013.

IPAR Appointed as SA Workplace Rehab Provider

2NOL-adelaide-150-x-150-pxWe are excited to announce our appointment by WorkCoverSA as a South Australian Scheme Workplace Rehabilitation Provider, commencing October 1st, 2013.

Our first South Australian office located in the Adelaide CBD opened its doors on the 1st of July. The office has been providing a full range of services to our Comcare and Life Insurance customers, as well as injury prevention services, assessments and OHS services to our employer customers. With our appointment to the South Australian Scheme, we will be providing pre-injury employer services, new employer services and restoration to the community services under the SA workers compensation scheme.

Our plans for expansion into regional South Australia also continue, with offices in Whyalla and Mt Gambier planned to open in 2014.

With our Adelaide office fully up and running our national footprint now covers South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia, and makes us one of the largest providers in our industry.

For further details, please contact Brent Janetzki, SA State Manager, on 0439 468 096 or bjanetzki@ipar.com.au. Referrals can be made to rehab@ipar.com.au or complete the online referral form on this website.

IPAR expands in Queensland

QLD-map-150-x-150-pxIPAR’s Queensland office network has expanded once again with the announcement of new office locations in Brisbane, Ipswich and the Sunshine Coast.

In addition to our Brisbane head office located in Fortitude Valley, we are now able to provide services in Brisbane East (Murarrie), Brisbane South (Eight Mile Plains), and Redlands.

Our regional coverage has also increased with new offices in Ipswich and Caboolture to add to our presence in the Gold Coast and Townsville.

All office locations are detailed in the Locations page of this website. For Queensland referrals, please contact 07 3253 5000, email rehab@ipar.com.au or complete the online referral form on this website.