In review: How outsourcing workers compensation is allowing ACM Parts to raise industry safety standards

ACM Parts is a vehicle part wholesaler and distributor that is delivering efficiencies in Australia’s automotive parts supply chain and raising industry standards regarding the safety, quality and affordability of parts for collision and mechanical repairers.

Safety is a big focus for ACM Parts, and that starts with their most valuable asset – their people. Faced with rapid business growth, and complex multi-site operations in multiple states dismantling, warehousing and distributing parts, ACM Parts needed an innovative strategy to achieve their goal of leading the industry.

Recognising that their site managers often lacked the specialist knowledge and skills to deal with a potentially costly and complicated workplace injury, ACM Parts partnered with Cogent Thinking to provide an end to end injury prevention, management and workers compensation solution.

The partnership allows ACM Parts employees and managers to have access to Cogent Thinking’s team of local medical practitioners located all across the country, in addition to occupational rehabilitation consultants and claims managers located in our 40 offices throughout Australia, without having to bear the cost of these resources on a full time basis.

Nick Petracca, Head of Safety & Sustainability for ACM Parts said “Cogent enables ACM Parts to deliver the highest level of care for our workers.  Our Worker Care program, developed in conjunction with Cogent, enables ACM Parts to implement immediate medical management intervention to optimise the recovery of any affected workers, provide support and coaching to our business and line managers that assists in minimising claim and premium costs. They share our values and principles across both prevention and treatment initiatives and activities. Cogent have delivered on their promises and have become a responsive and trusted partner of our operation”.

Cogent Thinking is being applied by some of Australia’s leading companies to reduce their risk, through innovative incident and injury management. This is leading to a reduction in workers compensation premiums by up to 50% and ensuring that business are meeting all of their complex legal obligations, which vary from state to state.

To discuss a solution to help you, contact the Cogent Thinking team on:

03 8660 0800


Feb, 22, 2016