How long do Fit for Duty programs take to develop?

This is very much a ‘’how long is a piece of string question’. The factors which influence the length of Fit for Duty projects include the size of the organisation, the speed of communication within an organisation, organisational administration processes, the involvement of union bodies and more. For smaller organisations, Fit for Duty programs can be completed within a year, and for larger organisations, the process may take up to three or four years. Employers need to recognise the long-term benefits for implementing scientifically valid Fit for Duty programs; it is worth the time invested up front.