South Australia’s Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan’s visions and goals.
Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data is analysed and uploaded as it becomes available.
Target:21. Greater safety at work:
Achieve a 40% reduction in injury by 2012 and a further 50% reduction by 2022
The key measure for this target is based on claims accepted by ReturnToWorkSA as at the reporting date, reported by date of injury: it is a 12 month lagged measure as claims for any injury year, particularly recent years, can be reported years later. It excludes claims that were refused by ReturnToWorkSA, withdrawn by the applicant and incident reports that have not been the subject of a formal claim to ReturnToWorkSA.
For the first national target period South Australia led all jurisdictions in the reduction of the serious injury claim rate (involving 5 or more days lost time) target of 40% from 2002 to June 2012. The rate of serious injury claims, involving 10 or more days lost time in South Australia reduced by 33% from 2002 to June 2012, which was the final result reported for that target period.
For the second national target period - 2012-2022 a 50% rate reduction has been agreed in South Australia. The rate of serious injury claims, involving 10 or more days lost time in South Australia reduced by 17.1% from 1 June 2012 to 31 December 2014, exceeding the target reduction of 12.5%.
Attorney-General's Department, Safework SA