Employing the right person for a particular role is a challenging proposition for any organisation. Questions employers may ask themselves during the recruitment process are; are they fit enough for the job? Or more importantly, are they a good fit for the job? Additionally, Will they contribute towards the productivity of your organisation? Will they be an asset or a liability to your company? Conducting a Medical assessment is a great way to find answers to these questions.
As an employer, you may want a detailed analysis of your employees’ health status that will identify any existing conditions that might interfere with doing their job. A Pre-Employment Medical Health assessment can also help you to employ people who are able to perform tasks safely, minimising the risk of injury.
A Medical is recommended for employees who are currently in key positions. This assessment ensures that their health remains at the desired level for optimum performance and should be completed annually.
Pre Employment Medical: What Does It Involve?
These tests vary greatly depending on the type of organisation and the job description or expectation of the job. A standard Pre Employment Medical test will include:
- A health questionnaire
- Height, weight and body mass index (BMI)
- Cardiovascular examination (Heart Check, Blood Pressure and Pulse)
- Respiratory System
- Vision (Near, Distance and Colour)
- Skin Overview (skin conditions and scars)
- Audiometry Testing
Additional Tests are also available depending on the medical and work history of the candidates and can include
- On-site Drug Testing
- On-site Breath Alcohol testing
- Full Functional Assessment with a physiotherapist– including bike fitness test
- Chest x-ray
- Pathology services
You can choose the most suitable Health Assessment tests for your needs. These tests ensure that if there’s any existing health condition; they are identified before the commencement of the job.
Some of the main reasons for conducting a Pre Employment Medical and Executive Health Checks for your employees are:
- To ensure that the prospective employees are physically capable of performing the jobs assigned to them.
- To identify any existing health conditions of employees especially the ones that require long term care and management.
- To ascertain the suitability of any employee before a transfer or when he/she is promoted to another position with different work conditions.
- These assessments are valuable for any organisation as they protect both employer and employees and brings transparency to both.