The process of recruiting incorrectly and the impact of work related injuries resulting in labour replacement can be extremely costly for any business, especially small business. The cost of lost time and related medical expenses associated with injuries to Australian employers is significant. Sick leave and down time costs businesses billions of dollars each year and it is estimated that 1 in 10 employees currently employed for a given job are actually unfit to perform those duties safely.
Employmenthealth’s pre-employment medical program is a series of tailored assessments that will provide valuable information about an applicant’s physical and functional capacity in relation to the job for which they are applying for. Our pre-employment medical program is designed to help identify workers with and without medical conditions, impairments or disabilities in order to determine if they will be placed at imminent risk of injury or pose a risk to co-workers when required to perform the essential functions of a particular role.
This process is critical when considering the potential costs associated from work injury that may have resulted from a mismatch between a worker and the demands of the job, a step that is commonly overlooked unfortunately. Pre-employment medical programs are becoming increasingly recognised as an important tool for injury prevention which ultimately assists in reducing employer’s premiums associated with workplace injuries and lost time.
Potential new staff member’s current and past health can have a detrimental impact on their likely job performance and/or can pose an OH&S threat to other staff members and your business.
Our expert medical team can tailor a program to help your business make the right recruitment decisions:
- Screen potential candidates with expert clinical advice based on the job requirements.
- Gain an insight into their capacity to perform the job.
- Fast turn around – on the day if required.
Some of the typical assessments may include but are not limited to:
- Height, weight and body mass index (BMI).
- Cardiovascular examination (heart check, blood pressure, pulse).
- Full musculoskeletal examination including comprehensive range of movement.
- Central nervous system examination.
- Urinalysis for diabetes or kidney/bladder disorders.
- Drug and alcohol screening – On the spot or laboratory.
- Respiratory examination.
- Vision assessment including colour blindness.
- Audiometry – hearing test.
- Spirometry – lung function test.