Pre-employment Medical and Physical Functional Screening

Understanding whether a prospective new employee is medically and physically able to manage the demands of a particular role is an extremely valuable part of the recruitment process and form the basis of front-line risk management.

Proactive can work with you to understand the demands risks of the role, and the typical candidate you need to fill the role to develop a bespoke medical and/or physical functional screening.  All candidates for the role pass through the screening, with each having a personalised report delivered to your team detailing their physical ability to manage the tasks.  There are three different tiers of pre-employment screening assessments:

PRE-EMPLOYMENT HEALTH ASSESSMENT

Our expert team can complete a range of health testing to establish a prospective employees baseline health information and fitness for role. This may include:

  • Health, Medical and Employment
  • ACC History check
  • Biometrics – pulse, blood pressure, height, weight, BMI, Waist circumference
  • Urine test (for protein, blood, sugar)
  • Lung Function test
  • Vision screening
  • Musculoskeletal range of movement and grip strength
  • Drug and Alcohol testing

A certificate of fitness will be issued on completion with advice of the prospective employees’ medical suitability for employment together with baseline health monitoring information (hearing, lung function etc.) any recommendations, limitations and adjustments required.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT MEDICAL ASSESSMENT

The medicals may include:

  • Health, Medical and Employment
  • ACC History check
  • Biometrics – pulse, blood pressure, height, weight, BMI, Waist circumference
  • Urine test (for protein, blood, sugar)
  • Lung Function test
  • Vision screening
  • Musculoskeletal range of movement and grip strength
  • Drug and Alcohol testing
  • Physical examination of cardiovascular, skin, gastrointestinal, nervous, musculoskeletal and sensory systems
  • Completion of blood screening request and interpretation of results
  • Travel medicine consultation and vaccinations
  • Resting ECG

A certificate of fitness will be issued on completion with advice of the prospective employees medical suitability for employment together with any recommendations, limitations and adjustments required.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT

Completed by a qualified Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist, Pre-employment Functional Assessments provide an objective assessment of the prospective employee’s physical capacity for the work role, by completing a series of tests and tasks which simulate the physical demands of the role.

The testing is always aligned to the job requirements and may include:

  • Safe maximum lifting and carrying test
  • Strength tests (back, abdominal, legs, upper limbs)
  • Range of movement
  • Postural tolerances
  • Push/pull testing
  • In addition, a thorough health and medical history completed and reviewed.

The functional test can also be combined with a nurse led or doctor led health assessment.

Benefits of Pre-employment Screening Assessments include:

  • Insight into an employee’s physical capacity to safely meet the functional demands of a job before they start work.
  • Record baseline health status for each employee at commencement so pre-existing health conditions are identified and not attributed to your workplace.
  • Identify any medical or health problems that may impact on the prospective employees’ ability to carry out their job safely before they start work.
  • Identify previously undetected health or medical issues which may, with suggested management strategies, improve long term health outcomes for individuals and organisations.
  • Address specific physical or health concerns relative to an organisation’s work environment.
  • Ensure that prospective employees are free from drug and alcohol use prior to starting the role

Proactive’s pre-employment screens have saved organisations money through reduced lost time injuries, and boosted productivity through having the right candidate selected for the right job.

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